We started the Micro Cap Club Stock Pickers Contest on September 2nd of 2011. I uploaded all 140 or so companies into a Yahoo Portfolio to track performance (see below). Since Sept 2nd, the S&P is up 1%, and our 140 micro cap company entrants are down a combined 11.77%. I haven’t yet calculated individual performance based on each entrant’s five entries (that will be in mid February). Needless to say it has been a very rough 2nd half of 2011 in the micro cap – small cap world. Just as I thought, a few of my picks are at the bottom of the performance heap. I was telling a friend of mine the other day I’d like to merge a couple of my piece of shit investments into one giant piece of shit so at least I can just track one loser 😉 Since the markets decline beginning in early August, a lot of the life ie: liquidity has been sucked out of micro cap, but there are still quite a few micro caps that have bucked the trend. I congratulate those investors in AMNF, EGAN, FLOW, FTK, NMRX, and SYEV which are all up 50%+ since the beginning of the contest.