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Beat The Brians Contest

On this page, you can find all the details you'd need to know to join the Beat The Brians contest in 2022.

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Written by Randy Scutt, (a.k.a The Perma Bull)
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Beat The Brians Contest


What is the contest's goal?

The contest's goal is to outperform Brian Feroldi and Brian Stoffel's contest portfolios and achieve the highest weighted average gain compared to all other participants. The goal is also to have fun practicing our investment research skills while gaining a chance to win real cash and prizes.

Not to forget that winning means you've earned the bragging rights that you outperformed some of the best investors in the Stock Card community.

How do you calculate contest portfolios' performance?

  • Each stock/ETF pick return: When you create a portfolio on Stock Card and add stocks or ETFs to it, Stock Card automatically calculates the return on your investment using the buy price and the current price. Portfolios are refreshed every 30 minutes to calculate each pick's return regularly.

  • Overall portfolio return: Stock Card also calculates the weighted average return of all orders in each portfolio and shows the result on top of each portfolio page. To win the contest, your weighted average portfolio return has to be higher than all other participants' and Brians' portfolios.

    Important Note: In December 2022, Stock Card enhanced how the portfolios' overall return is calculated. Before this enhancement, the portfolio return was the simple average of the return of all orders in the portfolio. After the enhancement, the portfolio return is the weighted average of the return of all orders in the portfolio. This enhancement is based on users' feedback and to better replicate the real-life return calculations where often the biggest winners play a disproportionally higher role in your wealth.

Who can participate?

How long does it last?

The Beat The Brians contest begins on 1st January 2022 and ends on 31st December 2022. There are quarterly check-ins and winners at the end of each quarter.

What can I win?

The winner of the contest gets $1,000 cash. Also, any portfolio that beat Brians' contest portfolios at the end of each quarter gets 3-month Stock Card VIP access, a $74.99 value.

How do I join the contest?

  • You can join the contest by creating a new portfolio and choosing your Portfolio Goal as “Beat The Brians Contest.”

Beat The Brians Contest

  • You must also make the portfolio public in the last step of creating your portfolio by selecting “make portfolio public.” This will publish your portfolio on our Portfolio Center.

  • Once you create your portfolio, you should add stocks and/or ETFs to your portfolio. You should add these investment ideas to your contest portfolio on the same day you publish the portfolio. You cannot use backdates or edit the portfolio after publishing it.

  • Note that we will disqualify entries before or after the Contest Period.

How do I know if I won?

Stock Card and Brians will announce the winners within 15 days after the contest ends on 12/31/2022. We will also notify the winners via the email you used to create the account on Stock Card.

Please make sure you have created your account using a valid email address. If you wish to change your email address, visit your account management page:

What are the contest's Official Rules?

Please review the contest's Official Rules ( for detailed legal information that all participants must follow while participating. Entries that don’t comply will be disqualified.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any questions regarding the contest, ask them using the live chatbox on the bottom-right corner of the screen on Stock Card.

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