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PSL CONTESTS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE REGARDLESS OF IHUB STATUS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PREMIUM TO PARTICIPATE.

This is the 21rst contest for the VMC board. The first 20 contests can be seen and reviewed on the links below.

PSL1: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=4043
>>>>>Winner: CWS9 (+95.16%) http://www.investorshub.com/boards/profile.asp?user=49612
PSL2: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=4811
>>>>>Winner: Networm (+111.44%) http://www.investorshub.com/boards/profile.asp?user=40375
PSL3: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=5644
>>>>>Winner:KnowledgeIsKing(+45.32%) http://www.investorshub.com/boards/profile.asp?user=49614
PSL4: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=6738
>>>>>Winner: Bobwins (+57.95%) http://www.investorshub.com/boards/profile.asp?user=27704
PSL5: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=7804
>>>>>Winner: DanLC (+156.22%) http://www.investorshub.com/boards/profile.asp?user=58188
PSL6: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=9121
>>>>>Winner: Niles_crane3 (+35.69%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profile.asp?User=49627
PSL7: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=10358
>>>>>Winner: Gilead (+68.11%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profile.asp?user=27444
PSL8: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=11462
>>>>>Winner: Researcher59 (+40.49%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profile.asp?user=49488
PSL9: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=12500
>>>>>Winner: THREES (+54.52%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profile.asp?user=35195
PSL10: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=13244
>>>>>Winner: MSGI (+68.10%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profile.asp?user=24029
PSL11: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=14726
>>>>>Winner: Researcher59 (+62.16%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profile.asp?user=49488
PSL12: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=15375
>>>>>Winner: ABH3VT (+141.02%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profile.asp?user=33827
PSL13: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=15971
>>>>>Winner:KnowledgeIsKing (+129.32%) http://www.investorshub.com/boards/profile.asp?user=49614
PSL14: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=16746
>>>>>Winner:Northernlight (+203.76%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profile.asp?user=53019
PSL15: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=17764
>>>>>Winner:KnowledgeIsKing (+46.99%) http://www.investorshub.com/boards/profile.asp?user=49614
PSL 16: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=18652
>>>>>Winner:KnowledgeisKing (+116.74%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profilea.aspx?user=49614
PSL 17: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=19688 
  >>>>>Winner:ROCKETEER357 (+51.71%)
http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profilea.aspx?user=42514
PSL 18: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=21008
>>>>>Winner:KnowledgeisKing (+41.45%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profilea.aspx?user=49614
PSL 19: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=22082
>>>>>Winner: Niles_crane3 (+23.44%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profile.asp?User=49627
PSL 20: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=23055
>>>>>Winner:KnowledgeisKing (+70.31%) http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/profilea.aspx?user=49614

ELIGIBILITY Solely up to the moderators of this board. Any contestant who is booted from IHUB during the contest is ineligible to win any individual PSL contest.

A FEW POINTS

All picks will be "blind" picks. By that, it means they will have to be based upon the person's best guess rather than by seeing what others have done. When the picks are made, they will be deleted (hidden) from the board. Once the deadline passes, all picks by each person will be shown in the Ibox.

PSL 21 will begin on Monday, May 21rst and end on Friday, August 31rst. Everyone must have their picks in before May 18th at 4PM EST. All beginning prices will be as of the close on Friday, May 18th.

All picks need to be done on this board and not via PM so that we have a record. Also, you can never be sure if whoever you send it to is even around or reading PMs. If you post it on the board, it is permanent and fixed in time.

We will list each person's picks in the Ibox in alphabetical order.


CONTEST RULES


shown below are all the rules with respect to PSL 21. There are several new rules.

  1. Double Downs are now limited to 3, instead of 2. Heck if you have 3 favorite stocks you want to DD on go right ahead. Granted you have to start with 6 different positions, but you can now technically end up with just 3 stocks.
  2. The earnings rule will now go by the way side. In a sense if the stock is over .25 it is acceptable. I have come to the belief let people pick what they want plain and simple.
  3. Just to be clear you can now DD on a non-earner, since there is now no limit to the number of non earners one can pick.
  4. You can now make a trade right up until the next to last day. Getting rid of the one week rule, if you have trades left you should be able to use them if you want too.
THERE IS TWO RECENT RULE MODIFICATIONS.
Recent Rule: "No Longer Have To Wait To Double Down"
You used to have to wait to Double Down two weeks, and then it got revised to one week. Now I'm throwing that rule out, you can Double Down as soon as any other trade. Which means a double down could be entered in before Monday's close, but not earlier then Monday, and take effect on Tuesday.

Recent Rule: "Buy a Transaction"

After a contestant uses their four trades they have the right to buy up to three trades at a cost.

The first transaction costs 3% of the unit (or stock position) you are trading out of.
The second transaction costs 5% of (see above).
The third transaction costs 10% of (see above).


1) Pick exactly 6 stocks that you believe will have the greatest appreciation during the period of the contest.

2) Only cash dividends of over 10% will be adjusted for. Stock dividends and splits will always be adjusted for.

3) Each stock must be at least 25 cents as of the deadline for making your picks. If one of your stocks is below 25 cents on the close, you will have until midnight (assuming no news) to pick another stock that qualifies. If not, a cash position will be assigned to your portfolio.

4) A minimum $5,000 average daily dollar volume for the previous three months is required on any original or any new stock. This is calculated as the Yahoo 3-month average shares traded times the closing price of the stock.

5) Foreign stocks are allowed as long as they are trackable on Yahoo. Some foreign stocks have pinky versions and that is ok.

6) One of your 6 original positions can be a cash position.

7) No options or warrants or mutual funds. ETF's are ok.

8) No limit on market cap.

9) It is not required that you disclose whether you own these stocks.

10) First come, first serve. All GROUPS of 6 must be unique. If a person already has your exact 6 choices you will need to make at least one substitution. This has not happened so far and is very unlikely.

11) You will receive 4 transactions during the contest. You can use 0, 1, 2, 3 or all four. That is up to you.

12) All transactions will be done as of the next closing price. If the transaction is done after the close, it will be as of the close of the following market day. There is a one half hour grace period to allow for UNDOING a trade - assuming there is no news involved to either part of the transaction during that half hour. This is because many closing prices are not available until 20 minutes after the close.

13) A transaction can be a trade or an unfreeze (just like it sounds). A double down (see below) is also a transaction. All transactions should be done on the PSL board - and not via PM.

DOUBLE DOWNS
--- A double down will be allowed where you can trade one of your stocks (or cash) into a "double" position of one of your other stocks (or cash).
--- Once double downed, always doubled downed. In other words, when two stocks are merged into one, they cannot be unmerged. You can trade, freeze or unfreeze the merged unit just as you would a single unit.
--- Once two stocks have been merged via a double down they cannot be double downed into another stock or another stock cannot be double downed into them. A maximum of 2+2+2 of the 6 units can be merged together. In other words, you can have three double downs at once - ie 3 stocks and 6 units.
--- A maximum of three double downs are allowed per contest.
--- Only stocks that meet the volume rule and the .25 rule can be double downed into.

14) Buy a Transaction: These are additional transactions beyond the four free ones. The first transaction costs 3%. The second transaction costs 5%. The third transaction costs 10%.

15) Any stock - whether frozen or not - can be traded for cash, or another stock. In all cases, the value of the entity that you are trading away must be reinvested in total into the new entity.

16) The 15% rule is designed specifically to discourage picking stocks that have low liquidity. Thus risk is associated with shooting the moon on a potentially bogus trade. However, this rule is NEGATED if the first trade the following day has a dollar volume of at least $50,000 OR if the stock ends above +15% on $100,000 in dollar volume.

---If you make a trade, and the stock you bought opens the next day up 15% or more on no news (and closes above 15%), the trade is voided. The stock you sold turns into cash. 1 Transaction used.
---If you unfreeze a stock and it opens the next day at 15% or more on no news (and closes above 15%), the trade is voided. 1 Transaction used.
---If you sell or freeze a stock and it opens the next day down 15% or more on no news (and closes below 15%), the trade is voided. 1 Transaction used.

-- Own ABC. You sell or freeze. It opens +15%+. Irrelevant
-- Own ABC. You sell or freeze. It opens -15%+. Rule applies
-- Don't own ABC. You buy or unfreeze. It opens +15%+. Rule applies
-- Don't own ABC. You buy or unfreeze. It opens -15%+. Irrelevant

17) if a stock is halted for any reason and a person freezes it during the time it is halted; their price for the contest will be whatever it is frozen at AS LONG AS it remains frozen until the contest ends. Otherwise, the price will be the close of the first day of trading after the halt is lifted. Also, you cannot use those funds to buy or trade into any other stock while it is halted - just as in real life.

18) Fill/Kill will be offered to anyone who wants to not have to watch the screen every day. It will be for one week only and only one at a time per person. It is based on closing prices. Explanation of Fill/Kill: http://www.investorshub.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=11239102

19) If a company gets sold during the contest, all normal rules apply. See this post. http://www.investorshub.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=11259177

20) DIGIRULE: This is a rule that comes into play only at the very end of the contest and only if the championship is on the line. It is designed to prevent extremely small dollar trades from affecting the outcome.

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PSL1 - PSL12 PERCENT RETURNS
      MEAN  MEDIAN
       AVG.   AVG.  WINNER  #5   #10   #20   #40 
 PSL1   28%    28     95    68    62    48    25 
 PSL2   26     22    111    89    64    44    26  
 PSL3   -4     -5     45    21    12     5    -5     
 PSL4   15     14     58    44    39    24    15 
 PSL5   23     19    156    61    54    34    20 
 PSL6   -2     -1     36    27    20    11     1 
 PSL7    8      4     68    49    39    22     4 
 PSL8   -3     -5     40    21    12     3    -4
 PSL9  -12    -14     55    22    10    -2   -14
 PSL10 -41    -46     68    -6   -24   -36   -44
 PLS11   8     12     62    37    28    15     5
 PSL12  35     30    141    72    61    36    12
 PSL13  31     33    129    67    54    42    14
 PSL14  11      2    204    36    28    16    -4
 PSL15  -5     -8     47    15     4     2   -11


DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN HIGH AND LOW
         HIGH      LOW      DIFF 
 PSL1  + 95.16%  -38.54%  133.70%  
 PSL2  +111.44%  - 9.42%  120.86% 
 PSL3  + 45.32%  -32.03%   77.35% 
 PSL4  + 57.95%  -24.05%   82.00% 
 PSL5  +156.22%  -27.99%  184.21%  
 PSL6  + 35.69%  -31.45%   67.14% 
 PSL7  + 68.11%  -29.28%   97.39% 
 PSL8  + 40.49%  -33.21%   77.70%
 PSL9  + 54.52%  -56.07%  110.59%
 PSL10 + 68.10%  -69.62%  137.72%
 PSL11 + 62.16%  -35.81%   97.97%
 PSL12 +141.02%  -32.42%  173.44%
 PSL13 +129.32%  -14.40%  143.72%
 PSL14 +203.76%  -28.08%  231.84%
 PSL15 + 46.99%  -31.54%   78.53%

               
PSLs 1-10 versus the Wilshire 5000: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=34164230

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MR. SHEEP W/O Cash COMPARISON PERFORMANCE

                 PSL1  PSL2  PSL3  PSL4  PSL5  PSL6  PSL7  PSL8   PSL9  PSL10  PSL11  PSL12  PSL13 PSL14 PSL15
 Mr. Sheep        68%   68%    4%   12%    5%   21%   26%   -2%   +31%   -48%    +5    +40%   +72%  -11%   +3%
 Avg. Portfolio   28%   26%   -4%   15%   23%   -2%    8%   -3%   -12%   -41%    +8    +35%   +31%  +11%   -5%
 Differential    +40%  +42%   +8%   -3%  -18%  +19%  +18%   +1%   +43%   - 7%    -3    + 5%   +41%  -22%   +8%
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 Mr. Sheep Rank     6     8    22    47    64     7    15    31      3     57    40      17      5   47    13
               

A word from MR. SHEEP: .................... http://www.investorshub.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=9295177
MR. SHEEP Himself: .......................... http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/ArchOLD/1086136023.
MR. SHEEP Explanation: .................... http://www.investorshub.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=9314314
Complete MR. SHEEP Ratings: ............ http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=41226169

  
Foreign stock allowance...................... http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=41225483
How to calculate your returns............... http://www.investorshub.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=9485251
Excuses for doing poorly...................... http://www.investorshub.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=9560461  


PSL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS 

PSL1 : No tournament
PSL2 : Lentinman over Digitech
PSL3 : Cl001 over MikeS
PSL4 : Cl001 over Bobwins
PSL5 : Cliff over Kipp
PSL6 : TMCal over Valuemind
PSL7 : Stevenrisk over Bobwins
PSL8 : Swick over SWB
PSL9 : Gilead over MikeS
PSL10: Bucfan over Gilead
PSL11: 2Morrow over Worthylion
PSL12: ABH3VT over R59
TERMINATED AFTER 12 CONTESTS


ALL SIX UNITS POSITIVE
 
PSL1 : 10Bagger, SkepticalOptimist
PSL2 : Kipp, Lentinman, Linuspop, Pattydady, Pnnymn, Researcher59, RRainman
PSL3 : Cl001, Mike056
PSL4 : 10Bagger, BlueBear, Cliff, Kipp
PSL5 : 10Bagger, Nelson, Southacres, Arnie, Cliff, Roguedolphin, SWB173, CRKranz, JustForFun, Rsadey, WillLyons
PSL6 : None
PSL7 : 10Bagger, Fructose, Gilead, Lentinman, MichaelT
PSL8 : Researcher
PSL9 : None
PSL10: None
PSL11: Cliff
PSL12: 10Bagger, Gilead, Larrybaz, MichaelT, MikeDDKing, Northernlight, Reasearch59, Stiffler, SWB173, Valuemind
PSL13: ABH3VT, Digitech, Northenlight, Knowledge, StanU
PSL14: None
PSL15: None
PSL16: Knowledge
PSL 17: Swick984
PSL 18: None
PSL 19: None
PSL 20: 10BAGGER And SSKILLZ1

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#345  Sticky Note PSL 21 Trades SSKILLZ1 09/01/12 01:44:21 AM
#97  Sticky Note Update One Small Error Rocketeer357 has CHGY.OB instead of SSKILLZ1 05/19/12 07:31:58 PM
#90  Sticky Note The Picks For VMC PSL 21 SSKILLZ1 05/19/12 03:38:18 PM
#89  Sticky Note Every Stock with Starting Price and # of SSKILLZ1 05/19/12 03:33:28 PM
#362   Thanks to all...a very lucky victory this time. Knowledge is King 09/04/12 11:07:37 AM
#361   The domination continues ! Congrats to KIK researcher59 09/03/12 07:42:19 PM
#360   The French are demanding that KiK be ... kozuh 09/03/12 12:13:31 PM
#359   KiK, awesome finish!!! You're the Lance Armstrong of yielddude 09/03/12 10:49:11 AM
#358   Knowledg is King of the PSL- Congrats, again timhyma 09/03/12 09:56:36 AM
#357   KiK is the 800-pound PSL Go-Rilla ... !!! kozuh 09/02/12 11:14:13 PM
#356   Amazing dominance! either we have Bobwins 09/01/12 11:22:06 PM
#355   Wow, what a finish!! You had a mighty rocketeer357 09/01/12 09:11:47 PM
#354   Congratulations to KIK, you did it again. I cl001 09/01/12 08:27:43 AM
#353   'VMC PSL 21' Same Contest,, Same winner 10 bagger 09/01/12 07:02:41 AM
#352   Congrats to our winner KNOWLEDGEISKING. It is not SSKILLZ1 09/01/12 02:36:00 AM
#351   Final VMC PSL 21 Standings (Week 15) SSKILLZ1 09/01/12 02:30:12 AM
#350   Final Individual Stock Returns SSKILLZ1 09/01/12 02:26:03 AM
#349   All 6 Units Positive SSKILLZ1 09/01/12 02:23:39 AM
#348   Buy A Trades Results SSKILLZ1 09/01/12 02:21:53 AM
#347   Final # Of Transactions Left List SSKILLZ1 09/01/12 02:19:01 AM
#346   Final VMC PSL 21 Indexes SSKILLZ1 09/01/12 02:15:59 AM
#345   PSL 21 Trades SSKILLZ1 09/01/12 01:44:21 AM
#344   I'm feeling like a Bobwins-WadeGarret sandwich ... kozuh 08/31/12 12:58:46 AM
#343   VMC PSL 21 Standings (Week 15)(Mid week Update SSKILLZ1 08/30/12 07:43:23 PM
#340   PSL 21 Trades SSKILLZ1 08/30/12 03:15:50 PM
#339   PSL 22 Board Created. SSKILLZ1 08/29/12 11:53:35 PM
#338   I am happy with 9th. mikeo56 08/29/12 11:18:41 PM
#337   VMC PSL 21 Standings (Week 15)(Mid week Update) SSKILLZ1 08/29/12 11:15:27 PM
#335   PSL 21 Trades SSKILLZ1 08/29/12 02:03:43 PM
#334   Sept 7th deadline. sept 10th start date. Hope SSKILLZ1 08/28/12 06:26:32 PM
#333   PSL 21 Trades SSKILLZ1 08/28/12 06:12:22 PM
#330   Hey SSK, have you got a PSL22 start-date Knowledge is King 08/28/12 10:28:55 AM
#329   PSL 21 Trades SSKILLZ1 08/27/12 07:25:31 PM
#327   FYI: 1st Place versus 2nd Place ... kozuh 08/25/12 04:41:39 PM
#326   You sure do need that POE dividend. DigiTech 08/25/12 01:40:08 PM
#325   koz: OT Was he booted out bbotcs 08/25/12 01:21:51 PM
#324   Next Tuesday ex dividend FYI. cl001 08/25/12 11:37:01 AM
#323   Yes if POE.V goes ex before Friday it SSKILLZ1 08/25/12 10:09:55 AM
#322   SSK, Thanks for all of your hardwork. Next cl001 08/25/12 07:04:24 AM
#321   Roger Clemens to enter Hall of Fame ... kozuh 08/25/12 03:31:51 AM
#320   VMC PSL 21 Standings (Week 14) SSKILLZ1 08/25/12 12:40:53 AM
#319   Individual Stock Returns SSKILLZ1 08/25/12 12:37:00 AM
#318   # Of Transactions Left List SSKILLZ1 08/25/12 12:35:11 AM
#317   VMC PSL 21 Indexes SSKILLZ1 08/25/12 12:32:32 AM
#315   PSL 21 Trades SSKILLZ1 08/24/12 11:54:29 PM
#313   I'm coming for you CL001! My twin cleverrox 08/24/12 03:42:32 AM
#312   WAY off topic, but worth passing on: bbotcs 08/24/12 12:59:46 AM
#310   PSL 21 Trades SSKILLZ1 08/21/12 07:33:39 PM
#309   PSL 21 Trades SSKILLZ1 08/20/12 05:06:52 PM
#307   A: Jet Coach Rex Ryan ... kozuh 08/19/12 01:20:58 AM
#306   VMC PSL 21 Standings (Week 13) SSKILLZ1 08/19/12 12:23:27 AM
#305   Individual Stock Returns SSKILLZ1 08/19/12 12:19:56 AM
#304   # Of Transactions Left List SSKILLZ1 08/19/12 12:17:41 AM
#303   VMC PSL 21 Indexes SSKILLZ1 08/19/12 12:14:28 AM
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