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Summer Haiku Contest

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July 23, 2012 – Comments (37)

Starting 7/23/2012 and ending 9/28/2012, I would like to open up entries to a Haiku based stock picking contest. Only rules are it has to be an individual company with an opening price of $2 on Nasdaq or NYSE (no indexes, leveraged ETFs, or plain vanilla ETFs allowed) pitched in haiku form. We will take the first 5 votes for each Haiku rated on a scale of 1-10 and that will contribute 50% of the overall score. Obviously, you can't vote for your own haiku. I will take submissions up until Wed 8/1.

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#1) On July 23, 2012 at 9:06 AM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

-SODA-

Mix in the crisp profits  

Taste the compressed promises

Watch the next bubble grow

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#2) On July 23, 2012 at 11:25 AM, EnigmaDude (94.68) wrote:

Haiku is 5-7-5 (syllables).  Yours has 6-7-6. Not off to a very good start...

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#3) On July 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Mega (99.96) wrote:

Just like with stocks, you have some people who take a more qualitative approach to haiku and some people who are more quantitative.

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#4) On July 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM, Mega (99.96) wrote:

Green thumbs only or red thumbs as well?

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#5) On July 23, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Teacherman1 (58.03) wrote:

RallyCry

"Only rules are it has to be an individual company with an opening price of $2 on Nasdaq or NYSE "

Did you mean at least $2.00, or exactly $2.00?

Sorry, but I am a literal person, so need clarification for such an important undertaking as this.

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#6) On July 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.70) wrote:

It's Damn Hot out There

Lets Partake of a Cold Coke

Adjusted for Splits. 

 

-KO-

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#7) On July 23, 2012 at 1:52 PM, zzlangerhans (99.69) wrote:

Rather vague contest

Might want to think through those rules

No cash, only pride?

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#8) On July 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM, TMFDivine (30.91) wrote:

Guard against downturn

Middle class scales back spending

Family Dollar

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#9) On July 23, 2012 at 2:11 PM, TMFBiggles (34.43) wrote:

Apple and Facebook

Are the only companies

The Internet likes 

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#10) On July 23, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Mega (99.96) wrote:

I give HCG's haiku an 8 because it is evocative, as haiku should be.  It makes me feel hot and thirsty.

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#11) On July 23, 2012 at 4:32 PM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

You guys make me laugh...

#2 Enigma http://www.wordcalc.com/index.php  I plugged it in to be sure of 5-7-5.

#4 Green thumb only. Sorry Mega.

#5 Teacher, At least $2.00

#7 zz, I'll send the winner $5.00 over paypal

#8 Divine, AAPL or FB?

 

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#12) On July 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.70) wrote:

Rally I think your calc is wrong I'm counting 6-7-6 also.

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#13) On July 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Mega (99.96) wrote:

Your worldcalc webpage thinks 'the' has 0 syllables. Can't believe everything you read online.

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#14) On July 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM, Mega (99.96) wrote:

Pet food, ink, soap, glue,
Leather, plastic, grease, paint, fuel -
DAR silences lambs.

http://www.darlingii.com/products.aspx

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#15) On July 23, 2012 at 6:29 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.70) wrote:

I give Mega an 8.;And really don't want to discuss the disturbing haiku...;)

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#16) On July 23, 2012 at 9:03 PM, jwebbzor (< 20) wrote:

Lowered estimates
Beaten up like Rodney King
Xerox will strike back

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#17) On July 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

*Didn't think I needed to say this in the rules, but no references to violence involving real people*

Amended: 

-SODA-

Mix in crisp profits

Taste the compressed promises

Watch next bubble grow

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#18) On July 24, 2012 at 12:21 AM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

I give HCG an 8 (cold coke, nice alliteration), TMF Divine a 7 (love the Guard against downturn line and brief 5 syllable line Family Dollar), MegaShort an 8, (hope those lambs are silent cuz their eating)

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#19) On July 24, 2012 at 3:36 AM, Valyooo (99.45) wrote:

WHX

 

I dont know this stock

Havent been following stocks

Just want to win once 

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#20) On July 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Teacherman1 (58.03) wrote:

Hand in hand they go

Walking down the profit lane

Too late for this game

OCLR

Since you said a summer contest, I assume it will be over before the merger takes place.

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#21) On July 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

A couple of clarifications. If you submit a pick after hours you get market open. This is only fair in case news hits after hours. Otherwise you get the yahoo finance closest available price to the time of your post. Starting prices are as follows:

SODA $38.77

KO $76.75

FDO $65.95

DAR $16.41

XRX $6.75

WHX $11.25

OCLR $2.57

TMFBiggles, please resubmit a new stock since FB and AAPL have had unique prices changes and it wasn't clear who you were picking.

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#22) On July 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Eudemonic (67.22) wrote:

--PRO--

Software finds money

Airlines fly, hotels fly too

When priced at sweet spot

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#23) On July 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM, Mega (99.96) wrote:

I like #22, I'll give it an 8.  Almost persuasive enough for me to reconsider my red thumb on PRO.

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#24) On July 27, 2012 at 8:47 AM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

PRO starting price $13.73.

I give Eudemoinc's Haiku a 9. My favorite so far.

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#25) On July 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Eudemonic (67.22) wrote:

MegaShort: Thanks for the score. Curious indeed... For PRO you're 100% accurate on your three red thumbs for 20.67 points. I've got one green thumb currently at 65 points. You've given me some great examples to improve my accuracy.

 
RallyCry: Here are my five votes. Earlybirds get the worms.

1.TMFDevine:   8  - Nice recap on line 3.
2. HarryCarysGhost: 8 - It is damn hot.
3. Megashort: 9 - for putting lipstick on a dead pig.
4. jwebbzor: 9 - for analogy
5. RallyCry: 9 - 8 for making me thirsty + 1 for hosting contest.

 

 

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#26) On July 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.70) wrote:

Three more votes (still have one more bullet after this)

TMFBiggles - a seven because I'm really enjoying the uncertainty of the pick.

jwebbzor - an eight Anti P.C is all good to me.

Teacherman1 - another eight, 2nd line made me think of bowling for dollars.

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#27) On July 31, 2012 at 9:45 AM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

Reminder to all that new Haiku submissions will close at tomorrow 8/1 at 11:59 pm EST. I will set August 8th as the last day to vote. I am hopeful all submissions will receive 5 votes. I will try to mark each Haiku reaching five votes as closed by referencing the player, comment #, and Haiku score. If we can't get enough votes, I may set a default score for missing votes. Also votes will be scored in the order they are received so if more than 5 votes are cast, the late entries will not count.

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#28) On August 06, 2012 at 3:16 PM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

Anyone that falls short on receiving a total of 5 haiku votes will have scores of 7 averaged in to tally their final haiku score (50% of total). Deadline to vote is August 8th at 11:59 pm EST.

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#29) On August 08, 2012 at 10:08 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.70) wrote:

I give Valyooo  a one!

Paybacks a bitch Man!

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#30) On August 09, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Eudemonic (67.22) wrote:

Rally, Do you have a leaderboard for this contest?

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#31) On August 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

Here are the final Haiku scores (score of 7 given where minimum of 5 votes were not cast) Haiku score will represent 50% of the total contest score. In order of highest to lowest:

MegaShort  7.8

HarryCarysGhost  7.6

Jwebbzor  7.6

Eudemonic  7.6

Rallycry   7.4

TMFDivine 7.2

Teacherman1 7.2

Valyooo  5.8

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#32) On August 17, 2012 at 6:45 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.70) wrote:

Rally would my start price on KO be $38.37 or do you not adjust for splits. Also do you adjust for dividends.

Might be fun, but maybe that's just me.

Cheers.

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#33) On September 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

Starting prices are adjusted for splits. Dividends paid during the contest period are added back to calculate ROR. 

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#34) On September 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM, RallyCry (< 20) wrote:

Summer Haiku Contest Results are In......

Congrats to Eudemonic for crushing everyone!

Player / Stock Score / Haiku Score / Total Score

Eudemonic / PRO 39.18 / Haiku 7.6 / Total 23.39

MegaShort / DAR 11.46 / Haiku 7.8 / Total 9.63

Jwebbzor / XRX 9.38 / Haiku 7.6 / Total 8.49

Teacherman1 / OCLR 4.67 / Haiku 7.2 / Total 5.93 

Rallycry / SODA 1.03 / Haiku 7.4 / Total 4.22

TMFDivine / FDO 0.85 / Haiku 7.2 / Total 4.02

HarryCarysGhost / KO -0.50 / Haiku 7.6 / Total 3.55

Valyooo / WHX / -31.74 / Haiku 5.8 / Total -12.97

Eudemonic, send me an email with your paypal details if you have paypal and I'll send you $5. My email is rcoonley@gmail.com

Thanks to everyone for participating!

-Rally

 

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#35) On September 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.70) wrote:

Thanks for running the contest Rally, and mad props to Eudemonic.

My consolation is the fact that I destroyed Valyooo (and the fact that I was reinvesting those KO divs drip..drip...drip.)

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#36) On October 17, 2012 at 11:40 PM, Eudemonic (67.22) wrote:

Rally: Just now read your blog..Will email you in next few days..Thanks for hosting contest..eud...

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#37) On October 17, 2012 at 11:54 PM, Eudemonic (67.22) wrote:

Hey !! my first stock pick contest win, I'll scratch that from my bucket list. 

 HCG, thanks. It was fun..

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