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1st Quarter Challenge

Think you have what it takes to compete with the analysts and customers of Zacks Investment Research? Sure, you've had a few great picks along the way, but now it's Go Time- time to put your (fake) money where your mouth is and square off against some of the best in the business.

Join the Zacks 4th Quarter Stock Challenge, and we'll start you off with $100,000 in virtual dollars to demonstrate your stock-picking prowess. Make the most you can in one quarter- a three month stocks-only sprint to maximum profits.

The winner gets the adulation of the 650,000 person audience at Zacks.com, along with valuable prizes to help you make more money in the real market.

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The game is free to play, so sign up right away and start proving your skills to the rest of the investment community.

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Trading Period  
    Monday, October 2 to Friday, December 29, 2006
  Starting Cash  
    $100,000 in Simulated Dollars
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  Prizes will be awarded to the 5 players with the most virtual money in their account at the end of the trading period.

Lifetime membership to Zacks Advisor, our premium web site, featuring market commentary and winning stock picks from Ben Zacks. His Timely Buys list has averaged a 27% annual return and beaten the S&P for 10 years in a row.
(Value of $450 per year).

Lifetime membership to the Research Wizard. This screening and backtesting software was developed for professionals and is now available to individual investors. (Value of $1600 per year).

One year membership to Zacks Advisor and Research Wizard.

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Contest Terms and Conditions

Timely Buys results are model returns. They do not represent actual trading and may not reflect the impact that economic and market factors might have had on decision making if money was actually invested in the model. Timely Buys model returns do not reflect the deduction of advisory fees, brokerage fees, brokerage commissions, and other transaction costs as well as any other expenses an investor would have paid if the model were actually traded.

The Timely Buys model goal is to outperform the S&P 500. The S&P 500 Index ('S&P') is a well-known, unmanaged index of the prices of 500 large-company common stocks selected by Standard & Poors. The S&P 500 returns exclude the re-investment of dividends, all transaction costs, and represent gross returns before management fees. The Timely Buys model is more risky than the S&P 500 based on the historical standard deviation of monthly returns. Additionally, the Timely Buys model is an equal weighted simulation while the S&P 500 contains 500 stocks weighted by market capitalization.