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Stockopedia Seasonal Challenge - win £200

Created 16th Nov '09 by promethean 20 comments



While the Fantasy Fund Side of the Site is all about the long term, we wanted to create a space for more informal, short term stock picking competitions. 

We announced this competition at the recent London World Money Show. To compete, all entrants must pick any 3 UK listed stocks. The best performer on the long side over 3 months starting December 1st will win a £200 cash prize. You can update your choice up until the competition start date.  In the case of 2 individuals picking the same set of stocks, the individual who has picked them first will win the prize.

We may well be opening the interface for users to create their own games in future... so stay tuned and let us know your thoughts on this page!




Completed on 28-02-2010. The competition is now closed.

Competition Rulebook

12:00am Tuesday 1st December, 2009
11:00pm Sunday 28th February, 2010

Most Popular Picks

Dewhurst (DWHT) 2

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Murakami 5th Dec '09 75 of 94

This Week's Challenge Leader is one of our Money Show entrants, A Singh, up over 20% after only 4 days of competition (the picks were Serabi Mining, Cryptologic Ltd and Medic Vision Ltd). Of our non-Money Show regulars, the current leader is ohisay (Tower Resources, Horizonte Minerals, Kryso Resources), followed some way behind by Stockhound.

But it's very early days!!

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Murakami 14th Dec '09 76 of 94

Two weeks in and salty64 has stormed into the lead, up 45.7% after a massive spike due to the outperformance last week of Range Resources

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doverbeach 14th Dec '09 77 of 94

RRL - down 46% today - sic transit etc

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Murakami 12th Jan '10 78 of 94

Congratulations to Alano20 - currently leading the Challenge, up 51% but closely tailed by salty64, tacheman and doverbeach amongst others.

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promethean 12th Jan '10 79 of 94

What a smart community we have here... Aminex picked by 26 people and putting all the familiar names at the top of the chart!

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marben100 12th Jan '10 80 of 94

Hi murakami,

I have a couple of questions:

  1. Is there any way of seeing the details of an entry easily, i.e. starting prices, current prices?
  2. Do the prices used take dividends into account? In particular, one of my entries, Carpathian, has gone ex- a significant special dividend?



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Murakami 14th Jan '10 81 of 94

In reply to marben100 (post #80)

Sorry for delayed reply.

1) That should be possible - we need to spend a bit of time adding it but happy to do that in due course. We are working on some big changes to the site at the end of this month (you might call it Stockopedia 3.0. Watch this space, we will be showing a preview soon) but once those changes are out of the way, we should be able to address this.

2) Afraid not. We want to keep this type of game very simple - just like an automated version of the 20% up Oil & Gas competition. Once any bugs are ironed out, the idea is that Top Contributors can email us if they would like to set up a special competition and we will run it on the site, so we are keen to keep it relatively low maintenance from our perspective.

Dividends, right issues and anything complex will of course be factored into the 2010 Fund Challenge, which will start again for this year on March 31st, so we'd encourage people to sign up for that by creating a Fund.

All the best,


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emptyend 14th Jan '10 82 of 94

...mmmm......the 45 day halfway mark! 

Some very impressive performances, with the top three running at over 7% per week....

...question is, will anyone hit 100% gain by the end of February? That would be a stellar outcome for a three stock pick over three months!


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salty64 25th Jan '10 83 of 94

I am still holding all three of my picks and whilst showing at present 19% average on AEX and RRL I am still hovering at -5% on COP.  Even so if I could maintain that % profit each month  for the remainder of the year I would be very pleased to say the least.


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StrollingMolby 27th Jan '10 84 of 94

What's happening with the price/performance updates - they haven't changed in days (and I know my picks have gone backwards!) ?

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promethean 27th Jan '10 85 of 94

Thanks for pointing it out SM - all is back as it should be! You are at 23% overall... with AEX +50% and the other two up 12% and 7% approximately.

Congrats to all our AEX holders.

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Murakami 16th Feb '10 86 of 94

Only two weeks left to run for the Seasonal Challenge - as they are coming to the home straight, it's Alano leading the pack by quite a margin, with ohisay  and alihaouas chasing behind.

alano20 AEX EML TRP
ohisay TRP HZM KYS
alihaouas ALBK COL SGG

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ohisay 19th Feb '10 87 of 94

In reply to Murakami (post #86)


This is developing into the East African Derby.!

AEX ,TRP,GBP,COV,DPL ,TLW  - did I miss any ?

[As it happens I'm in the fortunate position of having real world investments in all the above]

All in all a great contest these past few months.

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alano20 22nd Feb '10 88 of 94

In reply to Murakami (post #86)

... as they are coming to the home straight, it's now the professional jockey well to the front.  He's seven lengths ahead with only five furlongs to run.  Over to you....

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Murakami 1st Mar '10 89 of 94

Hi All, we have corrected for the Brit Insurance 4 for 1 share consolidation that some of you pointed out, which was wildly throwing off the results on Friday but we are still checking the remaining results, so nothing's official until we finish this. Watch this space!

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Murakami 2nd Mar '10 90 of 94

And the winner is... DJ Preston! Many congratulations on a magnificent run in the closing phase of the Challenge and thanks to everyone for participating in the Game. Very impressive that so many frequent Contributors to Stockopedia ranked in the top quartile and, indeed, in the top 10, so hopefully that demonstrates the value of sharing investing ideas on social media sites like Stockopedia! We hope you enjoyed it - we will be running further Challenges like this, so if you have any thoughts on how they could be improved or made more fun, please do let us know by email (the address is admin @ One thought is adding some sector-specific Challenges but other ideas very welcome!

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StrollingMolby 2nd Mar '10 91 of 94

Well done, Darron - you leapt clear at the end!

Sector-specific comps would be good (such as the monthly oily-one), or particular index constituent-based perhaps, such as FTSE 100, AIM, etc...

Need.....another.....comp......! :o|


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alano20 2nd Mar '10 92 of 94

In reply to StrollingMolby (post #91)


Well done Darron!

I disagree about having one more sector specific comp though: to me the value of this was to show how choices made outside the narrow world of oils or mines or whatever  fared.  If it opens our eyes to other possibilities for sucessful  investment, and also shows in some cases that what you may have been vaguely considering is not such a good idea after all, these are surely valuable lessons.  I would prefer to keep it as is for a bit.

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doverbeach 2nd Mar '10 93 of 94

I think a variety of competitions would be a good idea. All short-term (1 - 3 months) to keep up the interest - an annual competition with a big prize only has value as a marketing tool for the launch period - after that its a Yawn. Better to have 12 competitions with small prizes.

Sector ones - might struggle apart from oil&gas and mining. But those would be fun, and appealing to many of the current members.

I think that FTSE 100 or 250 competitions would also be good and might be of more interest to potential new users, or existing users who don't actively post? An ETFs or ITs competition would also be interesting. But a way needs to be found of allowing for dividends.

There needs to be an automatic way of rejecting out duplicate entries - I had the same entry as tacheman in the comp that has just finished :(


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Beginner 4th Jun 94 of 94

anyone else directed here whan logghing on?????

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