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August 06, 2008 – Comments (24) | RELATED TICKERS: MAR

Search for a Winner Contest

Pick Requirements
All picks must have the letter combination “MAR” in the company name. How do you find companies with MAR in their names? Use the search box on the top of every CAPS page – enter MAR and hit “Search CAPS.” On the right side of the results page will be a partial list of companies that match – you can see more by clicking the “View All Results” link.

How Many Picks?
You only need one pick to be active in the contest, and you can have up to 9. Outperform and underperform picks are allowed. Picks cannot be ended, though, so choose wisely.

Time Frame
This contest will run from August 11, 2008 to September 26, 2008, and the winner will be decided on September 29.

Prize
If there are fewer than 1,000 players in the Search for a Winner Contest when it closes, the winner will receive one free year of Motley Fool Stock Advisor. If there are more than 1,000 players, the winner will get a check equal to the number of players (up to $2,000).

If more than 1,000 players enter this contest, the next contest will have a prize of $1,500, but if fewer than 1,000 players enter, the next contest will have a $250 purse.

Click Here to enter the Search for a Winner Contest.

 

24 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On August 06, 2008 at 11:27 AM, LordZ wrote:

??????????????????

say what ????

do you have to have those 3 letters in that order ????

whats the point of this contest ???

can it be

mar

ram

arm

amr

rma

?????

 

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#2) On August 06, 2008 at 11:35 AM, TMFCHarris (99.61) wrote:

They have to be in that order, so RAM, ARM, and MRA don't count.

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#3) On August 06, 2008 at 12:20 PM, hall9999 (99.30) wrote:

163 to choose from.  Is there some point to this contest requirement or is it just random silliness?

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#4) On August 06, 2008 at 12:31 PM, FleaBagger (28.76) wrote:

Really. Why "m-a-r"?

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#5) On August 06, 2008 at 1:18 PM, jclawsonPHN (65.75) wrote:

To be clear, is it "MAR" in the ticker, or the company's name.

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#6) On August 06, 2008 at 1:19 PM, TMFCHarris (99.61) wrote:

We're trying to tie contests into new CAPS features, and this seemed like a good way to highlight the new search. We ended up using MAR because companies with that letter combination in their names span a variety of sectors.

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#7) On August 06, 2008 at 1:25 PM, jclawsonPHN (65.75) wrote:

To be clear, is it "MAR" in the ticker, or the company's name.

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#8) On August 06, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Gemini846 (56.83) wrote:

I assume this counts our existing MAR picks on the 11th? What if we pick a "mar" name half way thru. Does it count?

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#9) On August 06, 2008 at 2:24 PM, TMFCHarris (99.61) wrote:

jclawson,

MAR needs to be in the company name. The ticker MAR has MAR in the company name as well, so you are good there too.

Gemini,

Picks can be made until September 26th - picks made after that will not be counted.

Fool on,
Chris

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#10) On August 06, 2008 at 7:16 PM, TheGarcipian (36.00) wrote:

Well, a new contest, eh? Isn't that just MAR-velous.

Silly as it is, I guess it does highlight new CAPS features. Better an education in features than trying to guess this crazy market in such a short time as 7 weeks. 

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#11) On August 06, 2008 at 9:23 PM, LurkyLurky (99.83) wrote:

I like contests like this that get me to use a CAPS feature that I might not be familiar with.

Anybody else notice the incentive$ to get a lot of people to participate in this contest? Let's spread the word!

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#12) On August 11, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Shouclack (99.58) wrote:

Searching for "mar" return 164 entries but when I click on show me more, the engine return 0 on 0

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#13) On August 11, 2008 at 10:37 AM, TMFCHarris (99.61) wrote:

Shouclack,

I can't get that to replicate - is it still happening for you?

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#14) On August 11, 2008 at 11:03 AM, Shouclack (99.58) wrote:

Searching for "mar" return 164 entries but when I click on show me more, the engine return 0 on 0

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#15) On August 11, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Shouclack (99.58) wrote:

Yes, it still doesn't work;

- I type "mar" (with quotes) in the CAPS search bar.

- It return me with a section called "Companies" with;

Wal-Mart, WFMI, FMD, MVL and MKL

- at the bottom of that section it show;

View All Results (164)

- when I click on it, i got;

Results 0 - 0 of 0  

Sorry, no results found.

 

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#16) On August 11, 2008 at 11:10 AM, Shouclack (99.58) wrote:

I use Firefox 3 but it doesn't work either with IE

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#17) On August 12, 2008 at 10:33 AM, TMFCHarris (99.61) wrote:

Shouclack,

It looks like you are doing a search for "mar", not mar. If you remove the quotes, the link will work.

I'm also putting in a bug about the search with quotes.

Fool on,
Chris

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#18) On August 13, 2008 at 9:42 AM, KWT8011 (< 20) wrote:

Do these picks affect our caps score?

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#19) On August 13, 2008 at 10:23 AM, TMFCHarris (99.61) wrote:

KWT-
Contest picks will not affect your regular CAPS score at all.

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#20) On August 14, 2008 at 7:23 PM, AniruS (< 20) wrote:

The contest should have been aptly named as MARk the Winner contest :)

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#21) On August 25, 2008 at 8:17 PM, Blindnomore (< 20) wrote:

can mar be in the name of the investment vehicle?  As in "Vanguards emerging MARkets fund"?  Cause there are a lot of those that come up in the search results.

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#22) On September 16, 2008 at 12:07 PM, TMFCHarris (99.61) wrote:

Emerging MARkets Funds are fine - go ahead and pick them.

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#23) On September 27, 2008 at 5:17 PM, NewMFool (< 20) wrote:

Just discovered this "contest", entry deadline is closed.

But confused as to what we are supposed to be picking?

OK- company name must contain MAR... 164 hits

Now what sub-criteria to narrow down to our 1 to 9 picks?

 

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#24) On September 27, 2008 at 5:17 PM, NewMFool (< 20) wrote:

Just discovered this "contest", entry deadline is closed.

But confused as to what we are supposed to be picking?

OK- company name must contain MAR... 164 hits

Now what sub-criteria to narrow down to our 1 to 9 picks?

 

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