1. ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. To enter the contest, you must choose underperform on one stock..Scoring of the contest begins on January 1, 2007 at market open and will close at 6PM (EST) on December 31, 2007. The contest pick will not affect your regular CAPS rating and may be the same as one of your main CAPS picks. The contest pick must meet the same CAPS market cap and share price minimums. If you make your entry when the market is closed, your starting price will be the next open market price of the stock. You can not change your Contest Pick once you've made your entry.
2. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents, over the age of 18. Employees and their families of The Motley Fool, Inc. (along with its contractors, affiliates and subsidiaries) may participate, but are not eligible to win prizes. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes.
3. WINNER SELECTION: Entrants will be rated by the same ranking system as the main CAPS service (2/3 of score rank plus 1/3 of accuracy rank). The top 3 ranked players at the end of the contest will receive a prize. Any delisted stocks will count the last available trade date as their end price. If there is a tie among the winners and the winners picked different companies, preference will be given to the players who picked the company with the larger market capitalization. If there is a tie among winners and the winners picked the same company, the winners will be chosen by random drawing. Employees of The Motley Fool will judge this contest. All decisions of the judges are final.
4. PRIZES: The winners of this contest will each receive a free one-year subscription to a Motley Fool newsletter service of their choice.
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