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    My Alphabit's say "Oooo" InfamousG's Avatar
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    StocksQuest.com - Stock Market Game (No Financial Obligations)

    Trading is now open for the BikeForums StocksQuest Stock Market game!


    Please see this thread for more details:
    Realtime Stock Trading - Without the Financial Risk

    Every member starts with 100,000 virtual dollars. There is no real currency in any form that will ever change hands.

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    Contest Name: BikeForums
    Password: cycle

    The contest cycle is 1 year, you can join or quit (stop playing) at any time.

    There won't be any "prize" for the winner (unless someone decides to give me a bunch of real money that I can award a prize with.. which is very unlikely).

    I'm a firm believer in the Schoolhouse Rock adage: "Knowledge is Power!" Even if you never decide to put $1 of your hard-earned money into the markets, I think it a great tool to understand how the stock market works. Those that succeed in the market rarely do so by chance. Usually, research is the key to coming out ahead.

    Investment advisors are good if you don't plan to really learn the market, but there is a reason why they keep their day job, and it's usually because they love it. There are a lot of "safe" strategies out there, and most advisors choose to follow the "safe" route for their clients because most people who don't understand the market won't understand that every so often you will lose money, but with the proper strategy you can gain it back in multiples.

    Something I would like to see for this game, when you make decisions about why you purchase a certain stock, write a short (1 or 2 sentances) about why you chose it.

    Is it the company you work for? Do you buy their products or shop at their stores? Do you think they have high growth potential? Because they have had steady growth?

    I think that with more discussion comes more learning and knowledge.

    John Doe might purchase all "blue chip" stocks and make nothing but not lose anything.
    Bill Smith might lose it all by stacking all of his eggs into a high-risk basket.
    Sarah Jones might diversify and have a few stocks win and a few lose.
    Todd Wilson might follow the top market players, such as George Soros and hope for winners.
    Joe Allen might purchase only companies that have Christians for their Top Brass.

    Everyone has their own strategy... will yours be a winner?

    Find out at StocksQuest.com

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    My Alphabit's say "Oooo" InfamousG's Avatar
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    Those who do sign up, please take notice of this:

    After you login, in the middle of the left-hand side of your screen you will see the following:


    When you join our contest, you are really in two games. There is the general StocksQuest game (which is for those playing for personal knowledge) and then there is the "BikeForums.net Stock Market Challange" which is our contest. When you login, be sure to click the "BF.net SMC" link so that you are in the proper portfolio.

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    My Alphabit's say "Oooo" InfamousG's Avatar
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    Todays Purchases:
    COP - ConocoPhillips - Report of Q3 production dbeing down dropping the price. Expecting higher Q4 production.
    PIXR - Pixar - Expecting a boost as they promote their new movie "Cars" which will be out in June 2006.
    XOM - Exxon Mobil - Also had a lower production due to Hurricane Katrina. Expecting high Q4 production figures
    GE - General Electric - Riding the historical price wave, expecting upturn early Q1.
    Last edited by InfamousG; 10-03-05 at 11:13 AM.

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    The game's afoot!!! Why don't we have more participants?

    Hey, is there a way to set a sell-stop? I feel very naked and exposed...

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    My Alphabit's say "Oooo" InfamousG's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    The game's afoot!!! Why don't we have more participants?

    Hey, is there a way to set a sell-stop? I feel very naked and exposed...
    As far as I know, sadly no.

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    oooo-fun...Im in

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    I'm looking for Microsoft to fly soon as they drop the new OS.
    One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.
    --Paul Bourget

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    Theodore Roosevelt's idol TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
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    Fear the Penguin
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Can you take the $100,000 and go party in Mexico for a while?

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    My Alphabit's say "Oooo" InfamousG's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    Can you take the $100,000 and go party in Mexico for a while?
    Sure, it closed 10/6/05 at $28.15/sh. LINK

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    Jake pulls away early taking an easy first place, followed by me, then Tamara.

    Danno is left in the dust. What's going on Danno? Playing opossum?
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    "Danno is left in the dust. What's going on Danno? Playing opossum?"

    You betcha! Haven't even looked at it after the 1st couple days... heh, heh... nothing like an underdog! I'll be at the top by the end of next week, don't worry...

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