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We would like to invite you and your family and friends to take part in our next FTSE100 Competition, which will run from 7th March through to 27th May 2022. Click file above for entry form.
Even if you do not win, you can have a challenge with your friends and family. We want to have as many entries as possible so please take up the challenge and enter (or forward to) as many people as practical as soon as you can. This competition is open to all.
The object of the competition is to invest a notional £50,000 in an Investment Portfolio of shares of not less than five companies and not more than ten companies quoted on the FTSE100 London Stock Exchange, which over a specified period of twelve weeks makes the largest gain or smallest loss in total value. Further details are contained in the rules set out below.
A weekly report will be sent out so that you will know how your portfolio is doing. These valuations will be emailed to all entrants.
You will only be making a notional investment based on knowledge of the companies in the FTSE100 and the current financial landscape.
The cost is only £10 per entry to be paid as explained in the rules. An entry is made by submitting the entry form either by email or by post.
The prizes will be a voucher for £100 and will be awarded to the contestants who have made the highest gain over the period or in the event of there being no gain the least loss will deemed to be the winner. and a “wooden spoon” prize – a bottle of malt whisky - to the competitor with the poorest performing Investment Portfolio.
Please ensure your entries are made before 4th March 2022. I hope that you will enter and enjoy competition.
Good Luck and Best Wishes,
FTSE 100 Investment Competition
(March to May 2022) Rules
1. Objective: The object of the competition is to invest
a notional £50,000 in an Investment Portfolio of shares in between five and ten companies quoted on the FTSE100 London Stock Exchange, which over a specified
period of twelve weeks finishes at the largest amount in the competition, even
if less than the commencing value of £50,000.
2. Entry: The competition shall commence at 08:00
hours on Monday 7th March 2022 and finish at 16:30 hours on Friday 27th
May 2022. The starting price for the
shares of each company shall be the closing price on Friday 4th
March 2022. Competitors must complete an
entry form and pay the entrance fee of £10.
3. Investment Portfolio: A competitor shall in the entry form name
between five and ten companies for their shares to be in the Investment
Portfolio and the amount of the notional investment in each company, which must
total £50,000 for the whole portfolio. The
composition of the Investment Portfolio cannot be changed during the period of
the competition. As no shares are
actually bought or sold, the value of each investment in a portfolio will be
determined by the increase/decrease in the value of your portfolio over the
period in question. Each Investment
Portfolio will start with a total value of £50,000 and will be valued at the
finish of the competition based on the FTSE100 price of the shares in it at the
close of business of the London Stock Exchange on Friday 27th May
2022. No account will be taken of any
dividends paid during the period of the competition and will not figure in the
calculation of revised portfolio values.
4. Portfolio Name: A competitor may choose any reasonable
unique name for each Investment Portfolio entered, which will be used in
publishing interim and final results. Weekly updates will be posted online so if you
do not want your full name to appear there, please make sure that you give us
the name you wish displayed.
5. Communication: A competitor shall provide an email
address for communication, which will be treated as confidential. Competitors will be notified of the number of
shares held in each company in their Investment Portfolio and weekly reports on
the performance of all the Investment Portfolios in the competition and the
final result will be published by email to the competitors.
6. Payment: Payment of the entry fee must be made
before 7th March either by bank transfer or cheque. It will be preferred if a bank transfer is
used. A bank transfer for each entry
should be made to Rotary Club of West Fife Charitable Trust (sort code 80-06-55
account number 00707555). If paying by
cheque please make payable to Rotary Club of West Fife Charitable Trust should
be sent by post to Douglas Scott, 47 Craigdimas Grove, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9XR with
the entry form giving the competitor’s Investment Portfolio name and email
address. A cheque can be sent for a
number of entries, but it must have with it a note of all Investment Portfolio
names and an email address for each entry.
7. Result and Prizes: All the Investment Portfolios will be
ranked according to their finishing value. The winner shall be the competitor whose
Investment Portfolio is valued at the finish at the largest amount in the
competition, even if less than the commencing value of £50,000. The prize will be a voucher for £100, with a
wooden spoon prize, a bottle of malt whisky to the competitor with the lowest
value Investment Portfolio.
8. Demoted Companies: In the event that a company leaves the FTSE100 Index during the period of the competition its shares shall remain eligible for the competition and shall be valued at the London Stock Exchange price and be included in the result of the competition
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more All our entrants have improved on their initial £50000 investment. The new leader is kenco with a massive £15,126 gain after one month.
more The index gains 78 points on the week and all our entrants are in profit
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more Our competition has a new leader - John Beswarick who moves from fifth to pole position
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more Leader and top ten entrants remain the same
more A flat week on the market but some competitors make significant moves
more 30 of our 76 entrants are up on their 1st September starting values.
more Leader remains the same
more Our leader increases his lead
more Massive swings for the fortunes of entrants
more Update on how entrants portfolios are doing.
more News of where entrants started and how they fared in the first period of trading
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more With one week remaining Ginger Biscuit hits the front but we are poised for a close finish
more Our competition is still led by Gavin Riddell with a £7941 gain but the top eight are separated by less that £1000.
more Sterling plunges but lifts FTSE to new high
more In our competition those holding International Consolidated Airlines benefited the most in terms of leaders and movers. Gavin Riddell has regained the lead,
more It was the third week where the FTSE 100 moved only marginally, it gained 0.5% on the week 84 of our 115 entrants are currently showing gains on their notional £50,000 start.
more Leader loses ground as Ginger Biscuit makes considerable gains
more We have a new leader as the FTSE is up on the week
more Michael Riddell retains his lead
more We have a new leader with Michael Riddell (+£5132) taking over at the top from Ogg of Echt.
more FTSE 100 rise to close at 6624, creating major swings in our competition table
more Optimism over the future direction of the UK economy helped push the FTSE higher to close 86 points up at 6,589.79 on Friday.
more See who made gains, who made losses and which shares did best
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more Our winner turns £50,000 into £68,645
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more There is enough volatility about to mean that the last eight trading days of our contest will be extremely interesting.
more Travel-related stocks continued to suffer, International Consolidated Airlines losing 11.5% on the week closely followed by easyJet who were down 9.9%.
more Fragility of the economy means the slightest bit of bad news could be enough to cause further volatility in markets.
more Leader’s advantage narrows in a market that was described as directionless.
more Only 26 of the FTSE 100 shares made gains this week but 43 of our entrants made positive gains.
more Leaders lose ground as others make remarkable catch ups
more 61 of our 152 entrants are now showing gains on their initial £50,000 investment
more Leaders and trailers stay the same as index dips to ten week low
more Leaders same in Week Four as the index fell 2.6% for the week to close at 6123.82
more Week Three sees a new leader though the entrants at top and bottom remain mainly the same
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