Enter Our Stock Market Contest and Win $500!

The results of our “guess what the Stock Market will close at on the day after the election” contest are in!

We had almost 150 entries (I’m surprised there weren’t more – it was an easy way to win up to $500!).

Most people who entered guessed high – often way high. And the range of guesses was enormous; the Dow closed at 12,932.70, but the guesses ranged from 10,000 to 16,000!  Which points out the sheer unpredictability of the stock market, which has barely budged for the past 13 years. (Ready to say goodbye to the roller coaster ups and downs of stocks and other volatile investments?  Request your FREE Analysis and find out how much your financial picture could improve if you added Bank On Yourself to your financial plan.)

And the winners were…


The Dow and S&P closes on the day after the Election

  • Bill Liebler – who was within about 12 points of where the Dow closed – won a $250 Amazon Gift Certificate. I interviewed Bill in my New York Times best-selling book  in chapters 7 and 10.  Among other things, Bill uses Bank On Yourself to fund his daughter’s college education.  To learn more about why Bill thinks Bank On Yourself beats using a 529 plan, UGMA or other government sponsored plan, check out this article and video.
  • And Jim Vana was the other winner of a $250 Amazon Gift Certificate for coming the closest (within 1 1/2 points) of where the S&P 500 closed.

And thanks to all who participated!

Here were the simple contest rules…

1. Post your guess of what the Dow and/or S&P will close at, on Wednesday, November 7, the day after the election, in the comments box below.

2. The person who comes closest to guessing where the Dow actually closes will win a $250.00 Amazon.com Gift Certificate, and the person who comes closest to guessing where the S&P 500 closes will win a $250.00 Amazon.com Gift Certificate. You can take a guess on both indexes and win $500.00 if both of your entries come closest.

3. In the event of a tie, the winners will split the prizes(s)

4. Only one entry per person is allowed and be sure to include a correct email address, so we can send your Gift Certificate to you if you win (your email address will not be published).

5. Only U.S. residents over age 18 qualify to win

6. Your entry must be posted in the comments box at the bottom of this blog post by midnight, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 to qualify

Note: We’d also love to hear if you’re in the stock market or out of it now – and why – so feel free to add a comment about that when you post your entry in the comments box below, along with your guess for what the Dow and/or S&P 500 will close at on Wednesday, November 7.

Please note that all comments are moderated, which means there will be some delay before your entry/comment appears.

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  1. DOW- 12745
    S&P- 1352

  2. Dow: 12,701
    S&P 500: 1,365

  3. Dow 16000
    S/P 1600

  4. M. Thomas says:

    Dow 12500
    S&P 1250

  5. DJIA: 15,500
    S&P500: 1,230

  6. Chris Bishopp says:

    Dow 13235
    S&P 1390

  7. Dow: 13,742.33
    S&P: 1,587.29

  8. Dow: 11,240

  9. DJIA: 14,855
    S&P: 1,629

  10. Dow: 12,837 S&P: 1,474

  11. Dow – 12,510

    S&P – 1330

  12. Dow: 14,111, S&P: 1477

  13. Dow 12,628 S&P: 1,344

  14. Russell W. Whipple says:

    DOW 13,622.55
    S&P 1471.55

  15. Dow 13275
    S&P 1525

  16. Dow 15000
    S/P 1500

  17. Dow: 13093.45 S&P 1446

  18. Dow 13600 S&P 1487

  19. Andrew D. says:

    Dow: 14,020
    S&P: 1,424

  20. Norman Korpi Jr. says:

    Dow 12666
    S/P 1158

  21. Mike MIerchuk says:

    Mike M. Says:

    Dow: 12912.12
    S&P: 1380.13

  22. Dow 13422.62 S&P 1424.55

  23. Matt Dankert says:

    Matthew C :
    Dow: 13479.37
    S&P: 1521.73

  24. Dow: 13,890
    S&P: 1,540

  25. RCaplan II says:

    Dow: 13,405
    S&P: 1,249

  26. Bernard T says:

    Dow 13870
    S&P 1386

  27. Dow: 13,036
    S&P: 1,397

  28. Dow 13226.78
    S&P 1496.67

  29. Dow 12998.93
    S&P 1398.93

  30. Dow 12,101
    S&P 1204.4

  31. DOW 12,969
    S&P 500 1396

  32. Julia Vana says:

    Dow: 12,771

  33. Dow 13666
    S&P 1366

  34. Dow 13174
    S & P 1424

  35. Dow 13205
    S&P 1480

  36. Dow 12444
    S&P 1327

  37. Dow 13706
    S&P 1484

  38. Bill Liebler says:

    Pamela – thanks for running context- my guess was based on a couple of factors – continued slow down in Europe, fiscal cliff scaring folks, risk of taxes going way up on capital gains, and that I thought Obama would be reelected. I hate being right about that last item, but hey I won $250!!!

    Keep on putting money in BOY – it is the way to go

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