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Andrew T. Gillies is Director of Communications at the Center for Audit Quality, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs, in Washington, DC. Based in Washington since 2002, he has also worked in editorial and communications roles at the Investment Company Institute, the World Bank, Forbes, and Vault.com. His policy-themed writing has focused on aerospace and defense, energy and environment, transportation, and financial services.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bears Bellowing In Forbes Stock Contest

If your stock portfolio looks dinged up these days, take heart. The last few months have also been hard on the bulls participating in our annual stock-picking contest. From the end of October 2007 through Wednesday's market close, their 12 long calls are down an average 15%, compared with a 9% drop for the S&P 500.

The bears have done better. So far in the contest, four of their five short-sale ideas are in the red, showing an average price decline of 17%.

Full story at Forbes.com