Friday, December 10, 2010

IRS Leeches Meh Free Prize

I managed to get 9th place in the one month tradelikeamonster contest sponsored by, but will have to pay taxes on the free prize. Grrr, IRS.

Here is a screen grab of how the contest ended:

I saved a bunch of screen shots throughout the progress of the contest, which are listed here in reverse chronological order:

November 24, 2011 6 days before end of contest, final portfolio which did not change until the end. The MOS call really knocked me down, was trying for Thanksgiving rally, didn't get it:

November 12, 2010 18 days before end of contest.  APC and EXK were the best performers in the portfolio overall:

November 10, 2010 20 days before end of contest:

November 8, 2010 21 days before end of contest (after 3 days of trading, waited for QE2 announcement before doing anything):