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Janene’s March Trading Strategy

Contest: March Trading Contest Final Portfolio Value: $131,022.78 Trading Strategy For This Contest I’ve watched the market as it fluctuates, learning to buy and short gold as it adjusts. I tend to go with my gut instinct when buying stocks. Sometimes it works, sometimes, not so much. The best thing you can do, to help you Read More…

Vicky’s March Trading Strategy

Contest: March Trading Strategy Final Portfolio Value: $101,169.24 Trading Strategy For This Contest Trading Strategy: Investing for the first time in the stock market is very overwhelming; even if it is done with virtual money. I’ll start saying that implementing a strategy takes a lot of practice and patience. You must begin understanding some of Read More…

Housemanager’s February Contest Strategy

Contest: February Trading Contest Final Portfolio Value: $143,899.64 (+43.9%) Trading Strategy For This Contest Study sectors precious metals and energy- they have greatest potential for change because of most “auction” mentality” in stock and options activity. Research understanding small cap stocks. Read up on them and knowledge of these individuals is key. Final Open Positions Read More…

JamesAquino’s Trading Strategy

Contest: December Trading Contest Final Portfolio Value: $117,803.89 (+17.80%) Trading Strategy For This Contest I’ll be general with my strategy so what I have done is I kept a max 5 stocks so it is easy to manage and chose which stock to buy wisely. (BUY WHAT YOU KNOW) that’s pretty much it 🙂 Final Read More…

Branflakes’s November Investing Contest Strategy

Contest: Second November Investing Contest Final Rank: 5 Final Portfolio Value: $112,017.03 (+12.01%) Trading Strategy For This Contest I looked for low prices stocks breaking new highs and held on for a couple minutes or over night, then I sold them, sometimes shorting stocks that are too hyped up Performance Over The Total Contest Click Read More…

AngelRivera’s September Trading Strategy

Contest: September Monthly Million Contest Final Rank: 1 Final Portfolio Value: $1,308,146.64 (+30.8%) Trading Strategy For This Contest My strategy is finding pharmaceutical/biotech companies. I find corporations that are testing products. I look for ones who have an upcoming announcement on phase 3 testing or FDA approvals. I keep those stocks on my watchlist. Once Read More…

ksmith’s October Day Trading Strategy

Contest: October First Daily Challenge Final Rank: 3 Final Portfolio Value: $102,112.25 (+2.11%) Day Trading Strategy For This Contest For this day-trading contest, my big winners were the triple-leveraged ETFs (Click Here for a list of leveraged ETFs!) and . is a triple-leveraged Bear Oil ETF, so when oil goes down by 1%, this ETF Read More…

hoabidebay’s First October Week Contest Trading Strategy

Contest: October First Weekly Challenge Final Rank: 1 Final Portfolio Value: $116,943.82 (+16.94%) Trading Strategy For This Contest I select highly volatile and liquid stocks / ETFs to trade, paying attention to how they behave (gap up/down) the 1st 15 min of the opening session. Final Open Positions and Portfolio Allocation Performance Over The Total Read More…

BranFlakes1212’s October Day Trading Strategy

Contest: October First Daily Contest Final Rank: 6 Final Portfolio Value: $101,341.05 (+1.34%) Day Trading Strategy For This Contest I usually focus on Lower priced stocks because they tend to be more volatile. Tuesday however didn’t have very many stocks doing what I prefer to trade, so I pretty much picked one of the top Read More…

Phil Simard’s Blue Chip Investment Strategy

Final Rank: 318 / 518 Final Portfolio Value: $992,114,784.48 (-0.79%) Investment Strategy For The Blue Chip Investment Contest Since time was very limited for me in the Blue Chip Investment Challenge. I just tried to get as much profit as possible by trading SPXU and other triple leveraged ETF’s and trying to time the market. Read More…