2016 Investment Contest !!!! FINAL standings posted!

WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭
edited December 30, 2016 6:25PM in Precious Metals
Post your picks for the best investment ideas for 2016!

Post your picks for standard, trackable, fungible securities with published prices before the calendar changes to 2016, and let them run throughout the year. The goal is highest % increase in one calendar year. One entry per person. Post them here or send a PM. For those of you who pick something where a quote isn’t readily available on Yahoo! Finance, please post a link or website where it can be tracked. Examples from previous contests would include Greek 10 year bonds and bitcoins.

Same rules as last year. We'll start with a $9,000 portfolio (since it is evenly divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.).

To keep the list manageable, there is a maximum of 4 picks (naturally, performance of both good and bad picks will be "diluted" by diversification from more than one pick).

We'll assume even division among the assets, if more than one is chosen, unless some other proportion is specified before the deadline.

You need to advise me when a split or dividend happens.

We'll track the picks periodically throughout the year. I will commit to at least one update per calendar month. I would like to do it more often, but can’t guarantee that.

At the end of the contest, I will donate a 1 oz silver bar, ASE, etc. to the person with the lowest portfolio balance.

Here's to a profitable year, Have fun!

*NO naked puts.







  • renman95renman95 Posts: 6,722 ✭✭✭✭✭
    KIQ; if bought-out during 2016 distribute proceeds into KERX.

    -, 29, 1, 50, 25, 23, 28
  • BarndogBarndog Posts: 20,158 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • cohodkcohodk Posts: 15,517 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I see 2 losers already. Lol. J/k. It's All fun

    Excuses are tools of the ignorant
    Knowledge is the enemy of fear
  • derrybderryb Posts: 26,911 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: cohodk
    I see 2 losers already. Lol. J/k. It's All fun

    Let's make it three: USLV

    All debt-based consumption steals from the future to gratify the present. It is tomorrow’s consumption pulled forward. It signs a perpetual check against an overdrawn future.

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 10,546 ✭✭✭✭✭
    All those 10 dollar and under biotech stocks!
    Share the joy and its multiplied by two.
    Share the grief and its halved by two.
  • CuKevinCuKevin Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭
    I'll keep it simple.

    100% USO.
    Choice Numismatics www.ChoiceCoin.com

    CN eBay

    All of my collection is in a safe deposit box!
  • Musky1011Musky1011 Posts: 3,789 ✭✭✭
    $4500 silver bullion

    $4500 gold bullion
    Pilgrim Clock and Gift Shop.. Expert clock repair since 1844

    Menomonee Falls Wisconsin USA

    http://www.pcgs.com/SetRegistr...dset.aspx?s=68269&ac=1">Musky 1861 Mint Set
  • 3stars3stars Posts: 781 ✭✭✭✭
    PLUG 100%
    Previous transactions: Wondercoin
  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 40,509 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SQ, all in.
  • OPAOPA Posts: 15,529 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Some of the same "2015 losers"...CLCT 1/2......AGQ 1/2

    Revised to reflect a change in strategyimage
    "Bongo drive 1984 Lincoln that looks like old coin dug from ground."
  • OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,322 ✭✭✭✭
    Is there a minimum price for our picks? I have a stock under $1.00 that is trackable on Yahoo Finance and other sites that I would like to include.

    My Adolph A. Weinman signature :)

  • mhammermanmhammerman Posts: 3,772 ✭✭✭
    50% CSCO

    50% IBM

  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Posts: 799 ✭✭✭
    DRYS 100%
  • 100% Silver (again)
    Support your local Coin Shop
  • guitarwesguitarwes Posts: 9,200 ✭✭✭
    Ah heck, I had picked 3 but I'll just put in all in:

    @ Elite CNC Routing & Woodworks on Facebook. Check out my work.
    Too many positive BST transactions with too many members to list.
  • BochimanBochiman Posts: 24,654 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for doing this again.

    Nice, simple, format.

    Hopefully, my picks this year, unlike last year, don't end up getting merged/bought out (had one do that last year.....gets messy).

    ACHC: 50%

    BAC: 50%

    I've been told I tolerate fools poorly...that may explain things if I have a problem with you. Current ebay items - Nothing at the moment

  • WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭
    Note to self: captured up to here.
  • hchcoinhchcoin Posts: 4,164 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just for fun: GE, CORN, SOYB, CPER
  • I am in: 100% FTR
    I still call my accumulation my collection!
  • MesquiteMesquite Posts: 4,078 ✭✭✭
    $3,500 in silver
    $1,500 in POEFF
    $1,500 in UNG
    $2,500 in MRK.

    Thanks, Wingsrule!
    There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.
    –John Adams, 1826
  • SurfinxHISurfinxHI Posts: 1,312 ✭✭✭✭
    25% sq

    25% acad

    25% Kiq

    25% bidu

    Dead people tell interesting tales.
  • 1/4 short tvix
    1/4 short xiv
    1/4 long aapl
    1/4 long voo
    Positive BST transactions with Timbuk3, coindeuce, charlottedude.
  • CoulportCoulport Posts: 1,212 ✭✭✭
    I'll try HOV, DPZ and DLTR just for the halibut.
    Equal amounts.
    The most money I made are on coins I haven't sold.

    Got quoins?
  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 21,173 ✭✭✭✭✭
    IBM (75%)

    VLO (25%)


    BST deals: Dozens of buys/sells. Will provide a list upon request.
    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), [email protected]
  • DeepCoinDeepCoin Posts: 2,782 ✭✭✭
    APPL (33%)

    AMZN (33%)

    BA (33%)

    Be interesting to watch again this year.... hope everyone does better than last year!
    Retired United States Mint guy, now working on an Everyman Type Set.
  • I like aapl and ba very much...just with amzn's pe ratio of over 1,000, I can't bring myself to stomach that risk. Watch it keep going up...
    Positive BST transactions with Timbuk3, coindeuce, charlottedude.
  • botanistbotanist Posts: 497 ✭✭✭
    Thanks much for your considerable efforts. I'm spending my entire 9K for 2016 to buy GSAT.
  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ARP 100% - oil rebound play
    Rick Snow, Eagle Eye Rare Coins, Inc.Check out my new web site:
  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 19,576 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks, WR - my picks:

    1/3 TTT

    1/3 USLV

    1/3 TSLA (short)
    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • s4nys4ny Posts: 1,474 ✭✭✭
    100% Linn Energy LLC SHORT. Symbol LINE

  • 100% JNUG again
    BST references:
    jrt103;tizofthe;bronze6827;mkman;Scootersdad;AllCoinsRule;coindeuce;dmarks;piecesofme; and many more
  • OverdateOverdate Posts: 6,322 ✭✭✭✭
    50% SLTB

    50% WMIH

    My Adolph A. Weinman signature :)

  • WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭
    Done to here
  • bluelobsterbluelobster Posts: 1,197 ✭✭✭
    Thanks Wings

    50% FATE

    25% HL

    25% PIRS
  • KISHU1KISHU1 Posts: 1,602 ✭✭✭
    100% BYD


    Frank Dallessioimage
  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 3,848 ✭✭✭✭
    50/50 VOW:GR, XPO
  • joefrojoefro Posts: 1,885 ✭✭
    100% in UCO
    Lincoln Cent & Libertad Collector
  • 100% UWTI

    For fun (and in a real money account), I llke RIGP.
    Gold is for savings. Fiat is for transactions.

    BST Transactions (as the seller): Collectall, GRANDAM, epcjimi1, wondercoin, jmski52, wheathoarder, jay1187, jdsueu, grote15, airplanenut, bigole
  • BaleyBaley Posts: 20,897 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Let 'er ride, 100% HALO again this year.

    Thanks for all your hard work Wings, and good luck to all in 2016!

    Liberty: Parent of Science & Industry

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 19,576 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very strange, in THIS THREAD I cannot see the little icons that are usually in the upper right corner - "User is online", "View Users Profile", "Send Private Message", and "Print this message".

    This is the only thread like this. Anybody know what's the deal?

    Wow! And now I see that it only affects Page 2, but not this Page, or Page 1.
    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭
    jmski...scroll to the right...
  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 19,576 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can't scroll on page 2. Page 1 and page 3 are fine.
    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • bronco2078bronco2078 Posts: 7,216 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess I'll stick with my greek 10 year bonds from last year they did well for part of the year but just not at the end , maybe it will time out better this go round.

  • 50% NMBL

    25% BLUE

    25% ICPT
  • mariner67mariner67 Posts: 2,738 ✭✭✭
    SPXL all the way
    Successful trades/buys/sells with gdavis70, adriana, wondercoin, Weiss, nibanny, IrishMike, commoncents05, pf70collector, kyleknap, barefootjuan, coindeuce, WhiteTornado, Nefprollc, ajw, JamesM, PCcoins, slinc, coindudeonebay,beernuts, and many more
  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 19,576 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Alright suckers, you're dead meat this time. The kid gloves are off! imageGood Luck to all!
    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭
    Initial picks posted above in the first post. Please review and let me know if there are any issues.
  • WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭
    Note: Hopsin's picks highlighted in yellow are at zero; I just entered a nominal "current" price to make sure my formula was reflecting the short properly.
  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 40,509 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes thank you, Wingsrule. And wishing all a Happy New Year.
  • BaleyBaley Posts: 20,897 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looks great Wings, nice spread of investment choices, while noticeably fewer participants than in years past, and more single and double picks, will make it more manageable to track, thanks as always!

    Happy New Year and best of luck to all! 2016 is going to be a great year!!

    Liberty: Parent of Science & Industry

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