2021 Stock Market Fantasy Game Recap

Here is a recap of the 2021 Family and Friends Stock Market Fantasy Game:

Number of players: The year started with 6 players (Scott, Shelby, Harry, Leland, Wendi and Jeremy) and grew to 8 players after adding Tim (in March) and then Kathy (in June).

Money Maker Awards:

Total for the year ranking:

  1. Scott: $2,019.55
  2. Jeremy: $1,247.14
  3. Wendi: $1,169.24
  4. Leland: $537.57
  5. Kathy: -$53.55
  6. Harry: -$295.37
  7. Shelby: -$321.62
  8. Tim: -$1,437.45

Monthly average for the year rankings (because not everyone played all 12 months:

  1. Scott: $168.30
  2. Jeremy: $103.93
  3. Wendi: $97.44
  4. Leland: $44.80
  5. Kathy: -$7.65
  6. Harry: -$24.61
  7. Shelby: -$26.80
  8. Tim: -$130.68

Quarterly Winners:

  1. Leland 2 (3rd and 4th Quarter top earner)
  2. Wendi 1 (1st Quarter top earner)
  3. Jeremy 1 (2nd quarter top earner)

Monthly Winners:

  1. Jeremy 4 (Feb, Mar, Jun and Aug)
  2. Leland 3 (Jul, Oct and Nov)
  3. Scott 2 (Jan and April)
  4. Harry 1 (May)
  5. Kathy 1 (Sep)
  6. Tim 1 (Dec)

Some other interesting stats:

The total average yearly final amounts for all players was $358.19.

The total average per month for all players was $28.09.

Here is a link to view the 2021 online spreadsheet (for history): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cOengNtxmO0EdxxwbvH2H2mJ-rY1wLQuZ25pcw-QBjg/edit?usp=sharing

Plans for the game in 2022:

The basic rules will remain the same:

You get $5,000. You must pick 5 stocks to spend your $5,000. You can pick any 5 stocks and distribute the money in any way you wish between those stocks. Stock prices are locked at the closing bell on the last day of the previous month.

The one recommended change will be the following: 

The game will start each month on the 1st Monday of the month. This will provide more times for players to enter their selections and the game tracker (Scott) to enter the selections into the system. Here are the proposed dates for each month:

Jan 3 – Jan 31
Feb 7 – Feb 28
Mar 7 – Mar 31
Apr 4 – Apr 29
May 2 – May 31
June 6 – June 30
July 5 – July 29
Aug 1 – Aug 31
Sep 6 – Sep 30
Oct 3 – Oct 31
Nov 7 – Nov 30
Dec 5 – Dec 30

Reason for the proposed change: With all of the new players in the game it can be difficult for everyone to get their selections in if the first day of the month falls on (lets say) Wednesday. Players last season had from the closing bell on Tuesday until the opening bell on Wednesday to enter their new monthly picks…plus the game tracker (Scott) had to get everything setup. That short turn around was a little difficult some months.

This change will happen only if:

  1. The OG players (Leland and Harry) both agree.
  2. More than 50% of all current players also agree (so 5 total)

As of this article the following players have agreed: Leland and Scott. I have not talked to anyone else about it yet. I will send this article off to everyone this morning to get their feedback.

Update: Wendi and Jeremy approve the new rule change. So that is 4 of the 8 players to date.

Update: Kathy approves the new rule change. So that is 5 of 8 players to date.

Here is the new link to the online spreadsheet for players in the 2022 season: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M3YEbIs8ZcZeVPOyqbJaLKm_OhoYmYKZ0NXsKp3kdS0/edit?usp=sharing

If you are interested in playing in the 2022 season be sure to send me an email with the subject “Stock Market Fantasy Game” and I will see about getting you setup in the game this season.

As the NOW defending Champion of the Stock Market Fantasy Game I want to wish all of my other players good luck this upcoming season. You are going to need it (yep, the smack talk has already begun)!!!

Also…Market opens tomorrow…so get those stock selections into me ASAP.

Scott E

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