I've been running my paper portfolios now for just over a month, starting on 9th July. I have two, one general one based on $100K invested, and a second one based on the rules of the ASX game (actually started on 19th July). Both have been using $30 commissions, as all purchases have been under $10K.
Currently my best performers in the general portfolio are:
GBR (Gowings Retail) - acquired for $0.27 on 9th July and currently $0.34 (a gain of about 26% excluding brokerage).
MNR (Minotaur Resources) - acquired for $1.18 on 24th July and currently $1.37 (a gain of about 16%).
RDF (Redflex) - acquired for $2.61 on 15th July and currently $3.01 (a gain of about 15%).
My best performers in the ASX game portfolio are:
BSL (Bluescope Steel) - acquired for $7.30 on 19th July and currently $7.81 (a gain of about 7%).
ALL (Aristocrat Leisure) - acquired for $5.20 on 19th July and currently $5.48 (a gain of about 5%).
MAP (Macquarie Airports) - acquired for $2.14 on 19th July and currently $2.21 (a gain of about 3%).
Overall though, both portfolios are still in the red (counting what I've already gotten rid of): the general one by about $4000 and the game one by about $780. If I used a brokerage of $19.95, which I believe you can get for up to $10K purchases, then the figures would be looking somewhat better, but probably still a bit in the red.
Hopefully this will get better as my charting and trading method improves .