The paired trade internet stock contest – You can't win if you don't play

Today is the inaugural PAIRED TRADE contest.

Submit your choices in the comments section. I will track the results in my sidebar.

I think paired trades is dorky in practice but fun for a contest.

Mine is Long Apple and Short Netflix.

UPDATE – Trader Mike is asking a lot of questions that only a smart Stanford guy would ask. It will be a cool gadget prize (used if I lose) and it ends december 31st. So, anyone can win. There is no skill involved – unless I win.


  1. Michael says:

    I can’t find anything good to pair with Hansen so I’ll just use Coke.

    Long: KO
    Short: HANS

    Yes, I know shorting one of the strongest stocks in the market is suicidal but what the hell, it’s not like I have real money on the line. :-)

  2. John says:

    Long: PSQ
    Short: QLD

    Tee Hee.
    Needless to say, I am not a big fan of paired trades either. The only thing they seem to hedge out for me are gains!

  3. Eddie Daroza says:

    Hows that OO holding up after earnings? Great brand, but a company that just dosen’t get it. I’m a 24 year old surfer/skater/media professional from California. If I’m their target market somebody please help them.

  4. Kaiser says:

    Long VRSO
    Short TIE

    I think the titanium metals short is self-evident. As for VRSO, its either headed for the pink sheets or to the moon.

  5. Dick Costolo says:

    Long CRM, Short MSFT …yes to software as service, no to trying to steer the titanic through troubled waters.

  6. Andy says:

    Long JDSU
    Short MNCS

    Whoops…both are against the trend, and MNCS likely against the “rules” since it’s an OTCBB likely pump and dump…

    But I want that broken IPOD!!!

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