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Old 08-28-2017, 08:55 AM   #281
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The funny thing was, I had purchased I think 3000 shares of KITE at $70 in the contest but sold it and went short. If I were just a buy and hold investor that $70 would be $170 in the contest putting me at Veyron levels.
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In other news, I am now a Lamborghini Gallardo ahead of Boho.
How garish. Let us know when it's a Miura.
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With RAD? No. I've heard the chances are 50/50 of the new deal going through within the 6 months that the government has to approve it.
This article says "In my opinion, the chances of deal approval is 80%." Then I read:

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Author payment: $35 + $0.01/page view. Authors of PRO articles receive a minimum guaranteed payment of $150-500.
Then I discovered that at most one 1 out of 50 submitted articles becomes a PRO article. I guess non PRO articles are easier to sell, which at those odds seems fairly easy. It also seems like Seeking Alpha isn't the most authoritative source of investing information. But anywhere between 50/50 and 80/20 that RAD will rise due to a merger sounds good to me.
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I'd be interested in seeing an "End -of-Month" status update, if anyone would be so kind as to post it here.

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I'd be interested in seeing an "End -of-Month" status update, if anyone would be so kind as to post it here.

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Comescga is first with $1,173,179.01. Up98down34 is a close second. Fermion is last (16th place) with $729,729.67. Spudd is 15th with $857,228.14, and I'm in 14th with $949,068.87. Johnny Index is in 6th.
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Notice that we still have the symmetry. 8 folks in positive territory overall %, and 8 folks in the red.
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Notice that we still have the symmetry. 8 folks in positive territory overall %, and 8 folks in the red.
Relative to our "buy the market and take a nap" reference point (nunnun), we have only 5 above that point, and 10 below.

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Relative to our "buy the market and take a nap" reference point (nunnun), we have only 5 above that point, and 10 below.

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Sounds about right .
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Anyone care to do the total sum vs. nunnun? Total money gained above minus total money lost.
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Anyone care to do the total sum vs. nunnun? Total money gained above minus total money lost.
Not sure this is what you asked for but this is what I did, using the above chart from yesterday:

Sum of account values for players beating and losing to nunnun
$5,651,213.39 (sum for 5 players)
$9,464,079.33 (sum for 10 players)

nunnun * 5 = $5,265,155.30
nunnun * 10 = $10,530,310.60

$5,651,213.39 - $5,265,155.30 = $386,058.09 (total gained)
$10,530,310.60 - $9,464,079.33 = $1,066,231.27 (total lost)

$386,058.09 - $1,066,231.27 = -$680,173.18
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Hello, I'm late to the game but stumbled onto this thread and decided to join the fun.

I purchased 20 (mostly) dividend paying stocks and plan to let them ride to a great extent. I probably will not make many trades unless I decide to trade that same stock in my real portfolio.

But I have a question... I like to reinvest my dividends and I don't see that as an option on the Investopedia page. What do I need to do in order to reinvest the dividends?

Thanks. Looking forward to seeing how this all turns out in 2020.
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Hello, I'm late to the game but stumbled onto this thread and decided to join the fun.

I purchased 20 (mostly) dividend paying stocks and plan to let them ride to a great extent. I probably will not make many trades unless I decide to trade that same stock in my real portfolio.

But I have a question... I like to reinvest my dividends and I don't see that as an option on the Investopedia page. What do I need to do in order to reinvest the dividends?

Thanks. Looking forward to seeing how this all turns out in 2020.
Keep checking your Corporate Action History and when the Divs post, buy more shares of whatever.
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Hello, I'm late to the game but stumbled onto this thread and decided to join the fun.

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It'll take me a while to get familiarized with the site so I doubt I'll be doing any trading for some time. I hope that's OK.
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It'll take me a while to get familiarized with the site so I doubt I'll be doing any trading for some time. I hope that's OK.
That's fine. The more the merrier for the contest.

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Relative to our "buy the market and take a nap" reference point (nunnun), we have only 5 above that point, and 10 below.

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While I was away riding my bike and drinking beers I seem to have risen to 5th place. I'm off to do more riding and drinking and I'll check back in a couple of weeks.
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Kind of weird. One of my stocks (AGNC) paid dividends in my Fidelity account last week but it hasn't shown up in the simulation yet.
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Kind of weird. One of my stocks (AGNC) paid dividends in my Fidelity account last week but it hasn't shown up in the simulation yet.

Be sure to tell us how this works out for you. I'm curious to see how dividends are handled in the simulator.

Seems like they have to be paid in some manner and I hope they can be automatically reinvested. Otherwise, my investment "strategy" is not going to work well with this simulator. I certainly don't want to incur a $5 charge to reinvest.
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Be sure to tell us how this works out for you. I'm curious to see how dividends are handled in the simulator.

Seems like they have to be paid in some manner and I hope they can be automatically reinvested. Otherwise, my investment "strategy" is not going to work well with this simulator. I certainly don't want to incur a $5 charge to reinvest.
Unfortunately, that's how it works. It shows up as available cash. Just wait until you have a significant amount and the $5 will not seem like much.
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This is the longest outage I've seen. Hopefully they won't lose data.
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