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amazingben [Nov 2, 21:33 ET]: For XPEV, it's their self-driving-AI-as-a-service business.
amazingben [Nov 2, 21:34 ET]: God I wish I could own BYD, which is IMHO the most complete EV play. too bad it's traded in Hong Kong with only an OTC listing in the US...
💎huffer [Nov 2, 21:36 ET]: 👏👏👏
💎nelsond381 [Nov 3, 01:21 ET]: so what's the point of adding the number of stocks (integer 1 - 1000)??
💎huffer [Nov 3, 02:48 ET]: @nelsond381, it's primarily used to reflect portfolio weighting - e.g., portfolio A (1 x AAPL, 100 x MSFT) and portfolio B (100 x AAPL, 1 x MSFT) have the same stocks in them, but will have different total returns due to the divergent weightings.
zapdos [Nov 3, 21:24 ET]: The special API key will still be ratelimited per minute right?
zapdos [Nov 3, 21:24 ET]: Gas price is expensive right now
💎huffer [Nov 3, 22:04 ET]: @zapdos, yes, we are all rooting for the ETH2.0 to bring down the gas costs! The special API key is 5 requests/min with no daily rate limits
kbtombul [Nov 4, 13:28 ET]: What time zone does the daily challenge uses? It's not Pacific Time, that's for sure.
💎huffer [Nov 4, 13:53 ET]: It's a rolling 24-hour window.
💎huffer [Nov 4, 13:53 ET]: https://www.alphatournament.com/governance/
💎huffer [Nov 4, 13:54 ET]: We also have an item on the AVC governance page to make the daily challenges refreshed at a fixed time of the day (e.g., midnight US/Eastern)
umitao [Nov 5, 04:45 ET]: @kbtombul It counts 24 hours after you answer I believe. At least that was the case for me
orchideus [Nov 5, 10:28 ET]: Is it a "buy and hold" competition, or can I trade during the season?
orchideus [Nov 5, 10:30 ET]: Stock price is accounted for when calculating portfolio weights, or is it just the 1-1000 quantity)?
💎huffer [Nov 5, 12:10 ET]: @ orchideus, it's buy-and-hold, a.k.a., diamond hand format. We may introduce trading/shorting in future seasons based on community interests!
💎huffer [Nov 5, 12:11 ET]: Both price and quantity are accounted for. Your total portfolio value is price (stock 1) x quantity (stock 1) + price (stock 2) x quantity (stock 2) ... so on so forth
shaynear [Nov 6, 02:27 ET]: What is being used to fund instrument in the portfolio? Is it based on how much I've mined or some other value, i'm not clear on this.
amazingben [Nov 6, 02:36 ET]: What do you mean by "fund instrument?" AFAIK, this is just a simulated competition and your portfolio will grow or shrink on paper, without any trades actually getting placed
amazingben [Nov 6, 02:41 ET]: @huffer, is my understanding correct?
💎huffer [Nov 6, 03:35 ET]: yes, sir. @shaynear, you just need to specify the symbols and quantities, and we will calculate the portfolio return based on market prices. No capital changing hands.
💎jeremy_berros [Nov 6, 13:43 ET]: @huffer. I was curious if you guys were using any of our portfolio prediction for trading?
💎huffer [Nov 6, 14:42 ET]: @jeremy_berros, nope. Trading is beyond the scope of our charter.
💎ching [Nov 7, 01:44 ET]: Is the special API key for AVC holders never expires?
💎huffer [Nov 7, 01:45 ET]: The key is active as long as the linked wallet has a positive AVC balance :-)
shaynear [Nov 7, 23:57 ET]: @huffer, thanks for the clarification. Because I guess it just depends on the %increase, it doesn't really matter on the actual quantity.
shaynear [Nov 7, 23:57 ET]: @amazingben thank you also for clearing that up.
amazingben [Nov 8, 02:39 ET]: anytime!
bl4ck_swan [Nov 10, 12:49 ET]: How is the tournament sybil-resistant?
💎huffer [Nov 10, 13:40 ET]: @bl4ck_swan, we have a range of guard rails in place. Transparency, accessibility & safety are the core pillars of the tournament design.
purplepanther [Nov 10, 13:47 ET]: @jeremy_berros did you see the python example of using machine learning for stock prediction
amazingben [Nov 10, 14:30 ET]: @purplepanther, just curious: are you referring to this tutorial? https://www.alphavantage.co/academy/#lstm-for-finance
purplepanther [Nov 10, 15:59 ET]: "... (currently listed on Uniswap) available on more decentralized exchanges such as Pancakeswap" LOL pancakeswap decentralized ... I think what they are really after is just not ETH GAS fees
purplepanther [Nov 10, 15:59 ET]: @amazingben, thanks, that was the one I was meaning.
amazingben [Nov 10, 16:11 ET]: @purplepanther, isn't pancake just a layer 2 analogue to uniswap V3 which is still layer 1?
💎jeremy_berros [Nov 10, 18:53 ET]: Hi @purplepanther. Yes I saw this tutorial using LSTM modeling. Did you use it in this competition? Personally I have been using Gradient Boosting models for the most part.
halanxy [Nov 11, 21:08 ET]: 10 shares of TSLA
a.maggioni [Nov 13, 04:27 ET]: How can I remove one or more slots from my portfolio? I can't set it to 0...
amazingben [Nov 13, 15:01 ET]: @a.maggioni, just make the ticker field empty for whatever slot you would like to remove and hit the green "confirm" button should do the trick!
💎huffer [Nov 15, 02:24 ET]: Yes, sir. Twitter: https://twitter.com/avc_erc20; Discord: https://discord.gg/cR3gM9nFfe; YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_XhdS9N4kobpL6XAA7JSJw
💎huffer [Nov 15, 02:24 ET]: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avc_erc20/; Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/AlphaVantageCoin/
💎huffer [Nov 15, 02:25 ET]: You can also find the community links in the footer!
amazingben [Nov 15, 15:31 ET]: Hi everyone, any thought on what will happen after the FED tapers? Market correction (-20%), market recession (-50%), or evergreen bull market regardless?
💎ppg29 [Nov 15, 18:58 ET]: My money is on a bull run into the 2030s. The reason? Millennials are entering the stock market and that segment of the population won't peak (at least in the US) until 2038.
💎ppg29 [Nov 15, 18:58 ET]: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/stock-market-outlook-sp500-soar-400-percent-2038-millennials-economy-2021-6
💎ppg29 [Nov 15, 18:58 ET]: FED tapering is peanuts compared to the long term demographic trend of market participation.
bobhob [Nov 15, 19:04 ET]: all hail the future generation of wsb traders!
💎huffer [Nov 15, 19:47 ET]: 💎🙌
💎jeremy_berros [Nov 15, 23:37 ET]: Some crypto market correct in the last hours...
💎jeremy_berros [Nov 15, 23:42 ET]: correction*
amazingben [Nov 16, 02:54 ET]: @jeremy, no worries. elon senpai will sell TSLA shares and buy BTC :))
💎kylevock4 [Nov 16, 11:09 ET]: @amazingben - What are your thoughts on Biden replacing Powell in February? - his approval ratings have been slipping and all this inflation news isn't helping. I wonder if he brings someone in who may be more hawkish and taper even faster than Powell has outlined.
amazingben [Nov 16, 16:27 ET]: @kylevock4, there may be short term volatility if the replacement is more hawkish, but there is still A LOT of excess liquidity in the market with no signs of drying up any time soon.
💎ppg29 [Nov 17, 19:34 ET]: Some very interesting movement on the leaderboard. Love it!
stephen_b [Nov 17, 19:58 ET]: return of the meme stocks
💎ben [Nov 18, 06:05 ET]: i want to transfer out my avc coins but have zero gas fee in my metamask wallet, why is the gas fee not covered by the avc coint e.g. deducted on transfer
💎huffer [Nov 18, 11:17 ET]: @ben, primarily for two reasons: (1) gas fee can only be paid in ETH, so there is really no straightforward way to "cover it by AVC" (in fact, converting AVC into ETH will trigger another gas fee for token swap...)
💎huffer [Nov 18, 11:19 ET]: (2) Gas fee is a typical part of crypto mining processes in general. It is conventional for the miners to account for the gas fee as part of the mining operations.
💎huffer [Nov 18, 11:22 ET]: Our recommendation is to do the AVC transfer in batches. The Ethereum foundation is also full speed ahead in ETH2.0 implementation, which is expected to bring down the gas fee significantly.
💎ppg29 [Nov 18, 11:40 ET]: The low TPS (transaction per second) for ETH1.0 is the main driver of the gas fee. Sharding is coming soon and we may not need to wait until the full 2.0 launch.
💎ppg29 [Nov 18, 11:40 ET]: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/q0zqok/what_will_gas_fees_be_like_after_eth_20/
arpieb [Nov 18, 12:48 ET]: anyone else noticed the daily challenge ML questions?
arpieb [Nov 18, 12:48 ET]: i.e. "realtime data is not required for all ML tasks" - true. answer was marked wrong
arpieb [Nov 18, 12:49 ET]: i.e. "machine learning requires training data" - true. marked wrong (even though their entire ML tutorial focuses on training data - esp "more good" data)
arpieb [Nov 18, 12:50 ET]: and there doesn't appear tobe any way to provide feedback or challenge a question
💎huffer [Nov 18, 13:15 ET]: @arpieb, unsupervised learning does not require train data.
💎huffer [Nov 18, 13:19 ET]: @arpieb, the "realtime data" one does seem ambiguous. We will rework the question. Also, we have deposited more AVC to your balance to account for this question. Thanks for reporting!
amazingben [Nov 18, 18:47 ET]: The memes prevail! @bobhob @stephen_b
stephen_b [Nov 18, 19:59 ET]: yea the meme stonks seem to get popular every once in a while lol
arpieb [Nov 19, 10:29 ET]: @huffer thanks for the realtime credits. UL is kind of a gray area imho as things like clustering and kNN (kNN with no samples - what does that mean?) don't really work well if you have no data at all as a baseline - you just don't have predefined labels.
arpieb [Nov 19, 10:39 ET]: maybe there's a disconnect in the definition of "training data" - which doesn't have to be labeled
arpieb [Nov 19, 10:51 ET]: "Unsupervised learning is a type of machine learning in which the algorithm is not provided with any pre-assigned labels or scores for the training data." --https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsupervised_learning
💎huffer [Nov 19, 10:56 ET]: @arpieb, grey area indeed imo. As you can see, even Wikipedia can't seem to agree with itself. See this entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Training,_validation,_and_test_sets
💎huffer [Nov 19, 10:57 ET]: "The model ... is trained on the training data set using a supervised learning method, ... where the answer key is commonly denoted as the target (or label). ...
💎huffer [Nov 19, 10:58 ET]: Looks like this particular Wikipedia entry is equating training data to labeled data.
💎huffer [Nov 19, 11:01 ET]: In any case, really appreciate your valuable inputs here ❤️We have added more AVC to your account for your contribution to the #AVC community. We will also work to minimize any ambiguity for the daily challenges!
arpieb [Nov 19, 11:25 ET]: much appreciated, i just wanted to make sure that the educational aspect of the daily challenges accomplishes its goals!
💎Dandolo_doge [Nov 19, 11:40 ET]: @huffer any weta on the lower gas fees from eth2.0? Looking to transfer AVC into my wallet but the gas was just about the same as my AVC rn
💎Dandolo_doge [Nov 19, 11:41 ET]: was really looking to get my API key since I've got some beefy backtesting running right now that I'm having to throttle
💎huffer [Nov 19, 11:50 ET]: @Dandolo_doge, as @ppg29 mentioned earlier, sharding will happen sooner than ETH2.0 and is expected to bring down gas fees significantly with a higher TPS. Sharding (which is called ETH1.5 in some communities) is already being implemented.
💎huffer [Nov 19, 11:51 ET]: Gas fee also tends to get lower in off-peak hours of the day :-)
💎huffer [Nov 19, 11:55 ET]: @arpieb, thank you 🙌 Our vision is to make the daily challenges decentralized as well - the AVC community can submit, vet, and discuss daily challenge questions and jointly enhance machine learning & investing knowledge as collective intelligence.
💎Dandolo_doge [Nov 19, 12:06 ET]: @huffer thanks for the info!
💎huffer [Nov 19, 13:03 ET]: @Dandolo_doge, anytime! Welcome to the AVC community.
💎ching [Nov 19, 20:55 ET]: does anyone here know how much gas fee required to convert AVC to ETH?
💎ppg29 [Nov 19, 21:13 ET]: @ching, I think the gas fee is derived from the “ERC20 transfer” row of https://etherscan.io/gastracker. @huffer, right?
💎huffer [Nov 20, 00:37 ET]: Yes, we use the realtime gas fee information from Etherscan :-)
💎ching [Nov 20, 00:46 ET]: Got it. Thanks!
hwait [Nov 20, 06:58 ET]: Hi, guys! I am confused, AVC is ERC20 fungible token (this I learned from tests :), but what the x-change rate for the AVC token? As I see on exchanges there is AVCCOIN (AVC) with $0.017 rate. Why I see here on site $0.11?
amazingben [Nov 20, 13:56 ET]: @hwait, make sure you have the right token address for AVC - 0xF10057D7B887cfC0Fe3CFC1fB326eCe805334661. Based on Uniswap, 1 AVC = 0.1064 USDT (a stablecoin mirroring the US dollar) - https://info.uniswap.org/#/pools/0x08c119404dddcce48182441fd1316ba02b2731ec
joesephie [Nov 20, 14:33 ET]: Hey everyone, I am new to the community. Has any one been following Rivian? It is the third most valuable EV company with no vehicles delivered 😵
💎Dandolo_doge [Nov 20, 16:28 ET]: Got my expanded AV API key plugged in and grabbed a bunch of intraday data. Have my system crunching some backtests now :). All smooth besides some nodeJS out of memory errors...
💎ppg29 [Nov 21, 00:06 ET]: @joesephie, EV stocks are hard to value by fundamentals. Too much ESG and hyped baked into the stock prices imo.
💎ppg29 [Nov 21, 00:08 ET]: @Dandolo_doge, how would you deal with 2021 Q1 for your backtesting? Meme stocks were in full swing during that time 🔥
💎ben [Nov 21, 02:45 ET]: with the special apikey, it says that '500 requests/day' is lifted,. are the request per minute the same as with the free apikey (5request/min)?
💎huffer [Nov 21, 03:15 ET]: yes @ben!
💎ben [Nov 21, 04:36 ET]: thank you @ huffner
💎huffer [Nov 21, 04:54 ET]: 👍
💎Dandolo_doge [Nov 21, 10:34 ET]: @ppg29 there's a few interesting data odities since the AV Intraday Extended History goes 2 years it also includes the covid crash. My solution to this point is to benchmark overtime against an index but also have the analyizer assess the strat as a whole against the 2yr period, but also in smaller 1mo chunks to see how it does against different market conditions
💎Dandolo_doge [Nov 21, 10:36 ET]: if you've got any good ideas though, I'm all ears :). Been puzzling over it this weekend since the one strat did not handle the covid crash well at all
💎ppg29 [Nov 21, 20:48 ET]: @Dandolo_doge, I feel you man. Two black swan events in the past 2 years. Handling it in smaller monthly chunks should be a good way to filter out the anomaly
💎jeremy_berros [Nov 22, 20:30 ET]: Looks like some people have different returns with same single stock portfolio (GME and TSLA for example)
💎huffer [Nov 22, 22:28 ET]: @jeremy_berros, there was a rare cache race condition. Should be all set :-) Another field day for GME!!
Creed [Nov 23, 06:05 ET]: Hi
💎jeremy_berros [Nov 23, 11:16 ET]: Sounds good @huffer
💎ppg29 [Nov 23, 12:09 ET]: @Creed, hello there!
💎kylevock4 [Nov 23, 14:22 ET]: Tough time to be long Bitcoin miners in the tournament lol
💎kylevock4 [Nov 23, 14:24 ET]: What price do you guys think $BTC and $ETH will hit by EOY?
yousufj56 [Nov 23, 15:00 ET]: Damn...GM#E
amazingben [Nov 23, 19:19 ET]: @kylevock4, ETH hash rate is approaching new high. I money is on another ATH by year end.
amazingben [Nov 23, 19:25 ET]: @yousufj56, no worries brother. Another MOASS incoming in 3, 2, 1.... 😂😂
💎ppg29 [Nov 23, 19:32 ET]: lol, just read about MOASS. Nothing but respect for WSB 🦍
amazingben [Nov 25, 19:43 ET]: Happy holidays everyone! Hoping for a christmas rally in the stock & crypto markets.
💎huffer [Nov 26, 01:06 ET]: Happy holidays :-)
💎jeremy_berros [Nov 27, 14:25 ET]: Congrats everyone!
amazingben [Nov 27, 14:38 ET]: Fear was high on Friday due to new covid variant. More QE coming?
skiff [Nov 27, 16:10 ET]: i don't suppose anyone here happens to be studying AI?
skiff [Nov 27, 16:11 ET]: I'm doing a PhD with deep generative models, but I don't know much about crypto. Just messing around with it a little (like a lot of people are).
amazingben [Nov 27, 20:57 ET]: @skiff, I know @jeremy_berros has been using gradient boosting for quant investing. I am sure there are other AI & ML folks lurking around as well
💎tda1 [Nov 28, 04:32 ET]: it costs too much gas fee to cash out the avc
bobhob [Nov 28, 09:55 ET]: what a finish to the tournament!
💎ppg29 [Nov 28, 11:24 ET]: @bobhob agreed. Who’d expect high volatility on Black Friday when most of the Wall Street is oof
arpieb [Nov 28, 17:23 ET]: @skiff got my MSCS in ML, working in industry. what domain is your generative model research in?
skiff [Nov 28, 20:08 ET]: @arpieb normalizing flows, looking at spatial and meteorological applications. Yeah gradient boosting is robust and trusted relative to stuff in deep learning (given that deep learning doesn't usually outperform on tabular data).
john.rizcallah [Nov 28, 20:36 ET]: Lol great but ridiculous end. When is the next season?
amazingben [Nov 28, 21:05 ET]: @john.rizcallah, the December season starts in about 48 hours. Here is the preregistration link: https://www.alphatournament.com/next_season/
skiff [Nov 28, 22:49 ET]: @arpieb What industry are you in? What kind of ML interests you? Many sub-fields these days. Most people I talk to in ML/DL haven't even heard of normalizing flows (GANs get all the glory, haha)
mhcapraro [Nov 29, 02:44 ET]: Does anyone know how to get in touch with the developers? I paid a transaction fee to withdraw the coins to my wallet, but didn't receive them... this was more than a week ago.
💎huffer [Nov 29, 03:27 ET]: @mhcapraro, you should have received an email from the support team to address the issue. Thanks!
mhcapraro [Nov 29, 03:42 ET]: @huffer Thanks, email received!
💎huffer [Nov 29, 03:43 ET]: @mhcapraro, you should be all set :-) Welcome to the AVC holder community!
💎jeremy_berros [Nov 29, 10:59 ET]: @skiff I am using different types of boosting for my models. I have also some NN models I am using on other projects but I am getting less consistency out of it
arpieb [Nov 29, 13:47 ET]: @skiff current gig kind of been a smattering of work - signal processing, CV, anomaly detection, blended systems (KB+ML). personal projects working with GNNs, primarily with PyG
arpieb [Nov 29, 13:49 ET]: mostly SL work to date, getting more into UL and self-supervised lately
arpieb [Nov 29, 13:53 ET]: admittedly haven't heard about normalizing flows, just found a nice survey from 2019 to check out.
skiff [Nov 29, 16:24 ET]: @arpieb very cool! Yeah that's a good one, 'normalizing flows for probabilistic models and inference' is a deeper dive than that, without getting crazy mathy (which the root field that NFs derive from - optimal transport, certainly does). Pyro, Tensorflow probability and 'FrEIA' (VLL, Heidelberg) are all good frameworks for building them
amazingben [Dec 1, 00:30 ET]: Good luck with the new season folks!!
💎kylevock4 [Dec 1, 09:39 ET]: Goodluck everybody!
💎kylevock4 [Dec 1, 15:36 ET]: The 10 largest SPACS from 2020 are down over 54% from their ATH...ouch
💎ppg29 [Dec 1, 17:12 ET]: Lots of bubble in the spacs
💎huffer [Dec 1, 20:56 ET]: Good luck everyone!
💎jeremy_berros [Dec 1, 21:18 ET]: I like the new AVC holder diamond hands!
amazingben [Dec 1, 21:29 ET]: hoping to get the diamond post season 5. Wish me luck!
💎jeremy_berros [Dec 1, 21:30 ET]: you're next @amazingben !
amazingben [Dec 1, 21:32 ET]: @jeremy_berros: 🤗 🤗
💎jeremy_berros [Dec 1, 21:35 ET]: As the seasons go by I see more and more single glamour/meme stock "portfolio" making it to the leaderboard.
💎jeremy_berros [Dec 1, 21:38 ET]: The way the tournament is currently setup might encourage some participants to take on high risk/volatility to get to the top of LB compared to a more diversified and/or stable portfolio
💎huffer [Dec 1, 21:41 ET]: @jeremy_berros, do you have any recommendation on how we can introduce the concept of risk-adjusted return without involving complicated maths (e.g., variance, sharpe ratio, etc.)?
💎huffer [Dec 1, 21:42 ET]: The mission of AVC is to empower all financial market participants regardless of their technical/math prowess. Just don't want the tournament to become too "mathy"
amazingben [Dec 1, 21:48 ET]: @huffer, maybe doing two modes where the "meme" mode is for meme stock lovers while the "normal" mode is for fundamentalists?
amazingben [Dec 1, 21:48 ET]: 😛 😛
💎huffer [Dec 1, 22:17 ET]: Thanks for the input on volatility/risk, @jeremy_berros and @amazingben. We will add the proposal to the AVC roadmap and have the community vote on it!
💎huffer [Dec 1, 22:18 ET]: To everyone, please feel free to share your perspectives here anytime! Let's make the Alpha Tournament a global phenomenon!
💎timoxapir [Dec 2, 08:16 ET]: Hi, good luck everyone on next season!
💎timoxapir [Dec 2, 08:25 ET]: I have a proposal to add the ability to short the stocks. Add a "-" sign for this. Just on Black Friday, stocks pulled back. VIX up. The stock will not grow every month.
m-data-scientist [Dec 2, 12:25 ET]: Second @timoxapir 's proposal
💎jeremy_berros [Dec 2, 17:24 ET]: Having an excess return compared to SP500 for example would be interesting. Also Sharpe Ratio is a common metric if you want a "risk adjusted" evaluation.
Concierge [Dec 2, 20:42 ET]: [automated mod notice] GunterHerm, AlexB, Haha89 have been suspended due to tournament policy violations (single entity creating multiple entries and/or syndicated access). To dispute the moderation result, please contact tournament support.
💎huffer [Dec 2, 20:47 ET]: We have added short-selling and risk-adjusted returns to the AVC roadmap: https://www.alphatournament.com/governance/. This is a community-governed roadmap and we will be 100% transparent in the triage and implementation of the features. Thanks again @jeremy_berros and @timoxapir for the proposal.
💎ppg29 [Dec 2, 21:49 ET]: 👏 👏 👏
💎jeremy_berros [Dec 3, 13:48 ET]: Great news! Thanks @huffer. As we are talking about the option to go long and short could we also have a bigger portfolio selection? I was thinking at least 20 stocks. What do you guys think?
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💎huffer [Dec 4, 13:54 ET]: @jeremy_berros, if the community wants a bigger portfolio selection, we will definitely make that happen. #the power of community
sulaman [Dec 4, 16:12 ET]: good luck
💎jeremy_berros [Dec 4, 17:21 ET]: Sounds good @huffer!
fly_with_raj [Dec 4, 17:43 ET]: The most voted entry has three Chinese stocks (NIO, LI, XPEV) in it. Is anyone worried about Chinese ADRs getting delisted after DIDI? Those are EV stocks but still subject to the whims of CCP.
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Victorcedric [Dec 4, 19:13 ET]: Love this project but the gas fee is discouraging
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TOURNAMENT

How it works

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12 seasons per year

The Alpha Tournament is held once per month - or 12 seasons per year. Any user can participate as long as there are still seats left for a given season.

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Free tournament entry

There are NO entry fees to the Alpha Tournament. Each season is filled on a first come first serve basis.

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Select your portfolio

The first two weeks of a monthly season are the portfolio selection period, where each participant can specify their investment portfolio (e.g., 5 shares of MSFT + 10 shares of AAPL + 2 shares of TSLA, etc).

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Champions are born!

At the end of each season, prizes in the form of the Ethereum-based cryptocurrency Alpha Vantage Coin will be awarded to the top finishers with the highest percentage returns. The top 3 finishers will also get early registration privilege for the next season.

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Vote for participants

Didn't get a chance to participate? No worries! Vote for your favorite participant and mine the Ethereum-based cryptocurrency Alpha Vantage Coin.

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Season in progress

Once the portfolio selections are locked, the season formally begins on the Monday of week 3 and ends on the Friday of week 4 (10 US market trading days). The participants are ranked based on the percentage returns of their portfolios.

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TOURNAMENT

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical timeline for the tournament?

The Alpha Tournmanet is held around the year, with 12 monthly "seasons". During each monthly season, week 1 and week 2 are tournament registration and portfolio selection periods. The season will then officially begin on the Monday of week 3 and end on the Friday of week 4, with the top finishers declared at the end of each month.

How are the participants ranked in a monthly season?

The participants are ranked by the percentage return of their portfolios. The percentage return is calculated based on the adjusted close prices of the tickers in a given portfolio, which is an industry standard to remove "noises" from corporate actions such as stock splits. If multiple participants have the same percentage return, whoever submitted their portfolio selection the earliest will win the tie-breaker.

What are gas fees and how can we minimize it for on-chain AVC transfer?

The AVC project is NOT an ICO or crypto giveaway/airdrop. Instead, it follows the standard crypto mining process (e.g., think Bitcoin or Ethereum mining) where a transaction fee ("gas") is required to process transactions on the blockchain - similar to how gasoline is needed to keep our cars running in real life. We recommend that you make AVC transfer in batches to reduce the gas fee per AVC token mined. In the longer term, we expect the gas fee to trend lower with the launch of ETH1.5 (sharding) and ETH2.0.

Is there any other way I can participate if I wasn't able to get into the current season?

Absolutely! You can vote for your favorite participant and mine Alpha Vantage Coin based on the accuracy of your prediction.

What kind of securities or tickers can I include in my starting portfolio?

We currently support US stocks and ETFs, and plan to expand the universe to forex and crypto tickers in the near future.

How can I build a winning portfolio?

The Community Lounge is a great place to exchange investment ideas with fellow community members. You can also check out winning portfolios in the Hall of Fame for inspirations. Our sponsor AWS Data Exchange also has a wealth of free datasets to empower your investment research - for example:

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Hall of Fame

💡 Confirm your Alpha Vantage Coin (AVC) holder status to unmask all the winning portfolios below:
Ranking Season Player Portfolio Final % Return
1 Season 1 🥇 jeremy_berros
1000 xTAST
1000 xSCWX
1000 xGNW
1000 xMSGS
1000 xUFCS
13.6%
[closing of 8/27 vs. 8/13]
2 Season 1 🥈 ahboujee
130 xSQQQ
10 xBABA
31 xGME
12.1%
[closing of 8/27 vs. 8/13]
3 Season 1 🥉 stepchoi
300 xLGF-B
20 xBILL
100 xSONO
10 xZM
40 xCREE
8.1%
[closing of 8/27 vs. 8/13]
4 Season 1 🏅 vaasu1234
1000 xSUMO
6.7%
[closing of 8/27 vs. 8/13]
5 Season 1 🏅 mikehy135
1000 xNICK
1000 xICVX
1000 xABSI
1000 xCXM
1000 xVERV
6.2%
[closing of 8/27 vs. 8/13]
6 Season 1 🏅 phelpsm4
50 xZNGA
15 xPLUG
1 xSPY
4 xYETI
9 xBMBL
5.5%
[closing of 8/27 vs. 8/13]
7 Season 1 🏅 PredicaMento
1000 xRKT
1000 xSNDL
1000 xUWMC
1000 xNVDA
996 xWMT
5.1%
[closing of 8/27 vs. 8/13]
8 Season 1 🏅 meadyfricked
1000 xTQQQ
270 xSQQQ
1000 xIVOL
4.8%
[closing of 8/27 vs. 8/13]
1 Season 2 🥇 stepchoi
100 xLGF-A
100 xFANG
100 xVNO
100 xLNC
200 xVXX
6.7%
[closing of 9/24 vs. 9/10]
2 Season 2 🥈 vspuzzler
1 xHOG
1 xBBBY
1 xSAVA
1 xAGL
4.9%
[closing of 9/24 vs. 9/10]
3 Season 2 🥉 labquixotic
10 xMRNA
10 xUPST
5 xADGI
4.4%
[closing of 9/24 vs. 9/10]
4 Season 2 🏅 tstack
1000 xTSLA
1000 xNVDA
1000 xCRWD
2.8%
[closing of 9/24 vs. 9/10]
5 Season 2 🏅 amazingben
5 xNIO
1 xTSLA
2.7%
[closing of 9/24 vs. 9/10]
6 Season 2 🏅 jeremy_berros
1000 xTEN
1000 xNBEV
1000 xTAST
1000 xCSPR
1000 xUFCS
2.6%
[closing of 9/24 vs. 9/10]
7 Season 2 🏅 swish32
800 xAAPL
300 xBA
700 xQS
700 xAMD
200 xNOW
2.5%
[closing of 9/24 vs. 9/10]
8 Season 2 🏅 tqblack
1000 xGME
1000 xNFLX
1000 xPYPL
1000 xUPST
1000 xASML
2.3%
[closing of 9/24 vs. 9/10]
1 Season 3 🥇 Bop
100 xTSLA
32.1%
[closing of 10/29 vs. 10/15]
2 Season 3 🥈 corbin801
100 xTSLA
32.1%
[closing of 10/29 vs. 10/15]
3 Season 3 🥉 hindmost
1 xTSLA
32.1%
[closing of 10/29 vs. 10/15]
4 Season 3 🏅 amazingben
50 xLI
10 xTSLA
50 xNIO
24.4%
[closing of 10/29 vs. 10/15]
5 Season 3 🏅 kauzz
1 xTQQQ
1 xTSLA
1 xGS
1 xRKLY
1 xFCUV
21.2%
[closing of 10/29 vs. 10/15]
6 Season 3 🏅 Danmhess9
1000 xTSLA
1000 xPEP
1000 xJPM
1000 xDPZ
1000 xHIVE
19.2%
[closing of 10/29 vs. 10/15]
7 Season 3 🏅 merkdirwas
11 xTSLA
20 xAAPL
30 xMSFT
18.3%
[closing of 10/29 vs. 10/15]
8 Season 3 🏅 yoshibear
500 xARVL
14.6%
[closing of 10/29 vs. 10/15]
1 Season 4 🥇 timoxapir
100 xVXX
28.5%
[closing of 11/26 vs. 11/12]
2 Season 4 🥈 edyrol
1 xNVAX
28.3%
[closing of 11/26 vs. 11/12]
3 Season 4 🥉 samwize
500 xNVAX
100 xFSLY
100 xWISH
300 xPTON
20.9%
[closing of 11/26 vs. 11/12]
4 Season 4 🏅 Clifford
1000 xGFS
20.2%
[closing of 11/26 vs. 11/12]
5 Season 4 🏅 AdmiralSalt
10 xBNTX
10 xCROX
10 xAMD
18.4%
[closing of 11/26 vs. 11/12]
6 Season 4 🏅 Jervis
1000 xLCID
17.7%
[closing of 11/26 vs. 11/12]
7 Season 4 🏅 Aaron
1 xLCID
17.7%
[closing of 11/26 vs. 11/12]
8 Season 4 🏅 tamtam
1 xBOIL
16.0%
[closing of 11/26 vs. 11/12]

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