Temple B’nai Israel of White Oak

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Thank you for supporting our Temple!

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.

First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Greatest % Gain Each Week
Greatest % Loss Each Week

Here is how our StockGame fundraiser works:

  • The cost to invest is $30/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 8 to March 1, 2024.
  • 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 certificate with the greatest percentage gain each week (except the last) will receive $50, and the certificate with the greatest percentage loss each week will receive $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 $250, respectively.

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Dear TBI StockGame Participants,

The S&P 500  and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed out the week at record highs yet again after Nvidia (NVDA) drove a market rally on its fourth-quarter earnings. (Click on the hyperlinks for more detail on the news headline.)

$32,295.13 separates the leading StockGame portfolio from the portfolio that is not performing so well. Last week’s 5th ranked portfolio on certificate #1818 is currently our #1 ranked portfolio owned by Michael Grossman.  Michael’s picks follow:

COST Costco
EL Estee Lauder
MA MAstercard
WMT Walmart

The question is…“Can Michael hold on to his lead through next week?” If so he will see some prize money. However, 97 of us have NVDA in our portfolios. As we have seen, a lot can happen in a week.

This week the portfolio that showed the greatest percentage increase in value was #168 which is owned by Joel Spiegel. Joel’s portfolio increased in value by 4.2%. A $50 check will be in the mail on Monday. Joel’s picks follow:

GOOG Alphabet
KO Coca-Cola
MCD McDonalds
WMT Walmart

The portfolio on certificate #1623 decreased by the greatest percentage (-5.8%) from the previous week is owned by Susan Rack. Susan will be receiving a consolation award of $25.

Wishing all you good luck in the final week. Please keep in mind that “past performance is no guarantee of future results.” Also please keep in mind that the side betting is still a bit too noisy…please keep it down!

Official TBI StockGame Rules

The StockGame begins when the Stock Market opens Monday, January 8, 2024, and ends when the Market closes on Friday, March 1, 2024.

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 1, 2024 will be the winners.

Your donation of $30.00 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 6, 2024. 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 $250. In addition, the Certificate which has the greatest percentage gain each Friday (except the last) will win a weekly prize of $50. In addition a weekly consolation prize of $25 will be awarded to the owner of the Certificate showing the greatest percentage of weekly loss. 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 5, 2024, to select your stocks, but if your entry is postmarked after the deadline of 11:59 pm, Sunday, January 7, 2023, 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).