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Old 06-27-2005, 08:01 PM
Dan Mezick Dan Mezick is offline
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Default 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

Let's set one of these up and see how the 2+2ers do trading. There is little doubt winning poker and winning trading are positively correlated.

I'd like to see somethnig structured in at least a 4-month timeframe so the buy-the-breakout, sell-the-breakdown types can't just jump in and get lucky. I also want to be able to go short as well as long, with no leverage. No options. Just pure long or short stock.

Who wants to take participate in this?

Example:
http://game.marketwatch.com/Competit...titionHome.asp
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:43 PM
TGoldman TGoldman is offline
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Default Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

Count me in. However, I've used the Virtual Stock Exchange website for a previous competition and I don't recommend it. Perhaps they've changed since then, but they had some serious issues such as the ability to short stocks that are about to split 2:1 resulted in a guaranteed 50% gain.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:42 PM
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Default Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

I'd give it a shot.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:58 PM
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Sure.
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:05 AM
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Default Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

I'm in.
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Old 06-28-2005, 04:07 AM
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Default Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

Count me in. As long as we can go short as well as long.
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:41 AM
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Default Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

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There is little doubt winning poker and winning trading are positively correlated.

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I'll probably give it a shot, just to prove you wrong. I suck at poker (lately), but when it comes to trading...
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:51 AM
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Default Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

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No options.

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Aww no fun [img]/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img].

I don't have much time on my hands as of late but I will throw something together for the hell of it.
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:08 AM
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I'm in.
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:12 AM
Dan Mezick Dan Mezick is offline
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Default Re: 2+2 Stock Trading Competition

Ok who can decsribe a better site for hosting this than www.marketwatch.com?

Let's pick the right platform to host this. If you have some experience with marketwatch and/or another site to host this, please speak up and we'll get some consensus going here and then pull the trigger on setting this up.

As of today Marketwatch looks like the host. We are looking for at least a 3-month timeframe, long and short stock and ETFs only, with no margin, mutual funds or options.

Also if others have ideas on how to promote this more broadly on 2+2 for max participants, let's discuss that also.
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