An acquaintance of mine who works in the industry, every year has a little comp with a friend of his. They pick like, 4 or 5 stocks for the year and have a little bet between them.
I just realised that as it's not quite New Year's yet...there's still a chance to have a friendly / for fun, "pick 5 stocks" for 2015 - if anyone is interested?
Doesn't need to be complicated. Similar rules to the monthly comp - nothing under 1c (but doesn't matter if someone else has your stocks).
My only suggestion (and many would probably disagree)...would be something like, "must be from the ASX 300" - simply to keep people from picking completely illiquid companies that could never have been invested in (in real life). Could also have 2 options: (a) ASX300 stock and (b) any stocks and people could participate in either or both - as they see fit.
I don't know if anyone has the desire to manage the portfolios, performance wise (I don't). If so, great. But if not, just come back end of next year and do your own tally.
If enough are interested, we could do a "buy on open on Monday" as the entry price...not technically the first trading day of the year - but close enough. Gives people the weekend to join in.
Just thought I'd see if anyone was interested; it's just a fun thing - nothing more to it than that.