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Patrick

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Share pick competition - What would you like?
« on: April 03, 2013, 11:56:23 am »
Since I'm a software developer by profession I could code a share pick competition and link it to the forum. How do you think it should work?

My thoughts are everyone gets to pick a portfolio of up to 5 shares, and decide what percentage of the portfolio each of those hold, then we do running calculations and save the monthly leaderboard at the end of the month.

Any other suggestions?
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 11:59:11 am by Patrick »

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 12:20:08 pm »
If you are up to the task, i'm in!  :P

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 12:23:40 pm »
share competition wold be nice

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 12:34:05 pm »
Strategically speaking, always a good idea to have a software developer in your corner. ;)

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 01:27:01 am »
What about something more realistic. Instead of just listing out shares, what about starting with a fixed amount of cash, and then keeping track of trades to see who can be the overall yearly leader. You could also display a monthly leader-board.

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 07:14:23 am »
I like, :)  but how would that work in reality to accommodate members who join mid-year or infrequently, percentage wise/frequency formulated perhaps?

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 08:16:54 pm »
I like the idea aspire, but it'll be far harder to implement. It is something I'd like to do though. Maybe I'll do the simple one quickly, and then focus on the more advanced style competition

As to how I would see that working moneypenny, is possibly to have a leaderboard with the ranking according to annualised return.

Keep the ideas coming guys. I've already started development. At the moment I can read in a list of shares automatically. Still some way to go  ;D

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 07:56:11 am »
The sharenet sharepicks does not allow smallcap shares - eg ACT, CGR, ADI etc, this would be a good option  :)

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 06:12:19 pm »
The sharenet sharepicks does not allow smallcap shares - eg ACT, CGR, ADI etc, this would be a good option  :)

I agree. I see no reason why you couldn't add smallcaps. If they aren't trader you just get 0% profit.

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 11:43:06 am »
I'll use the list from here, that should cover everyone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companies_traded_on_the_JSE

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 02:52:55 pm »

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Re: Share pick competition - What would you like?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 08:23:16 am »
In the "Your Holdings" section, maybe it would be nice if there was a field showing how much % each share makes up of your portfolio