LEN and SSK run some great contests. However, I for one get a little lost in the alphabet soup of symbols, and sometimes don't know where to place my spoon for the first bite (of DD research or buying).
With all the competitive juices flowing, picks are blinded until final, which I concur with. Unfortunately, this results in trying to digest a swimming pool worth of alphabet soup through a garden hose very quickly, with no contextual information.
That said, I think I should lead by example.
***** The NSOMNIYAK challenge In this contest, I pledge to post, after the deadline for stock selection and within the first week of the contest ( no one can promise to be online at zero hour) but probably over the weekend after close-of-picks, the following: --why I like each of my 6 picks --why I like each of my 6 picks to move over the PSL6 time frame Just a sentence or at most two for each stock on each criterion. Anyone who is intrigued can ask for more info on the board or by PM--I will add what I can, but don't want to waste valuable ether on arcania no one cares about. *****
I am not asking for (or promising!) extensive DD here--just state the value proposition in a sentence or two (if you can't, you need better picks!). Anything would be helpful--"gold co. with near term production" or "dog walking for pets with arthritis in China" (now there's a market!) is enough to help other VMC-ers get started.
I urge each of you that participate to do the same. This has nothing to do with LEN or SSK--I just see it as a way we can get more out of this and I'm volunteering to take the point.