The StockGame is a fun game and a way to test your stock market savvy. We hope that you will join us with this important fundraising project. Help us to preserve our treasured history…and have some great fun along the way.
Here is how our StockGame fundraiser works:
- The cost to invest is $25/certificate.
- Select 5 of the 50 stocks listed (a random pick option is also available).
- The Game will run for 8 consecutive weeks, from January 10 to March 4, 2022.
- At the beginning of the Game each portfolio is valued at an imaginary $100,000 ($20,000/stock).
- At the close of the market each Friday during the contest each purchased certificate will be revalued based on the closing prices. The highest valued certificate each week will be awarded $25.
- At the end of the final week of the contest, the 3 portfolios that have the largest values will win $1,000, $500, and $200, respectively.
This week’s report is being sent to you from a secure bunker situated in a distant, undisclosed location. Please remember, that in addition to the SEC’s mandate for no side wagering, I am only reporting on your results. The winning portfolio this week is not the portfolio that gained the most money, but rather the portfolio that lost the least. Out of 405 certificates entered, none are currently in positive territory. In the nine years that we have been playing the TBI StockGame, this has never happened.
That being said, there is now a $18,344.56 spread between the number one performing portfolio and the portfolio that is not performing so well. Please keep in mind that this is only week#2.
In spite of this outcome, had you picked the following stocks, you could have been in positive territory with a portfolio worth $104,182.36. With the available stocks this combination represents the best possible outcome for the week.
ATI Allegheny Technologies, Inc.
EA Electronic Arts
HSY Hershey Co.
MHH Mastech Digital, Inc.
KDP Keurig Dr. Pepper, Inc.
So, let us say congratulations to Eric Rubinstein of Westminster, MD, whose certificate is worth $99,551.20, which represents a loss of only $448.80. A weekly winners check of $25.00 will be in the mail shortly to Eric.
With a loss of $18,793.36 there is no need to mention the owner of the certificate by name. Bart, please know that we are hopeful that your fortunes improve in the weeks to come.
Attached please find a link to a report showing all of our losses. The left side of the report is ordered by ranking and the right side of the report is listed alphabetically so that you can find your results easily.
The results may also be viewed via the Temple B’nai Israel website at tbiwhiteoak.org/stock-game.
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Official TBI StockGame Rules
The StockGame begins when the Stock Market opens Monday, January 10, 2022 and ends when the Market closes on Friday, March 4, 2022.
Your object is to select a portfolio of five (5) different stocks listed on the front of this certificate which will appreciate as much as possible during the course of the StockGame. The 3 portfolios having the greatest value at market close on Friday, March 4, 2022 will be the winners.
Your donation of $25.00 entitles you to a (fictitious) $100,000 to invest in the common stock issue of exactly five (no more, no fewer ) of the 50 corporations listed. $20,000 will automatically be “invested” for you in each of the five stocks whose names or numbers you have checked from the official certificate form. The number of shares to be “purchased” of each of the checked stocks will be calculated based on the closing price of the issue on Friday, January 7, 2022. Fractional shares will be calculated in the purchase. On the opening day of the contest each portfolio will be valued at $100,000.
The 3 Certificates with the highest final values will win final prizes of $1000, $500, and $200. In addition, the Certificate which is worth the most on each Friday (except the last) will win a weekly prize of $25. In case of ties, prizes will be shared.
If fewer than 200 certificates are entered, Temple B’nai Israel reserves the right to award 20%, 10%, and 2% respectively of the gross receipts.
If any number but 5 stocks are checked, TBI will adjust the total to 5 selections at random. By checking the Random Select Box you instruct Temple B’nai Israel to check 5 stocks for you at random. You can wait until the Stock Market closes on Friday, January 8, 2021 to check your stocks, but if your entry is postmarked after the deadline of 11:59 pm, Sunday, January 9, 2021, TBI will ignore your choices and instead select five (5) stocks for you at random. Temple B’nai Israel is the sole computer and judge of the Stock Game and all of these rules.
DIRECTIONS: Please print your name, address, phone number and e-mail clearly on each of the Certificates you are entering and indicate the TBI Representative who sold it to you. Select 5 stocks by placing a check mark (✓) between the stock number and the stock symbol. Select your method of payment on the form. If you write a check, please make it payable to Temple B’nai Israel and put the certificate number/s on the check. Send in the original certificate/s (white) and retain the copy (yellow) for your records. Weekly standings of all certificates will be posted on the Temple B’nai Israel website (http://www.tbiwhiteoak.org).