Yet Another Stock Contest

also known as

Gallery of Fools

The Rules

The goal of this contest is to guess on what day the CATP stock price will first reach $100.
If there is a stock split after 1 January 1997, this contest will be adjusted accordingly, i.e. if there is a 2 to 1 split, the contest is over when the price reaches $50.

(Now that Novell has taken over CTP, this means that the NOVL stock price will need to reach $149.7. Fat chance...)

Everybody with a CTP UNIX (email) account could enter the contest once. (You were kindly requested not to enter the contest under somebody else's name.)
You could enter the contest, or change your entry at any time, as long as the current stock price was $50 or less (corrected for stock splits). This meant that if the price rose to $98, and then dropped to $47, you could have changed your entry again.

The Prize

This contest will actually have a real prize! The winner of the contest will receive a CTP Stock Contest T-Shirt in the size of your choice.
(But personally I think that Eternal Fame® is cooler!)

(This offer is still valid. In the unlikely case that the CATP stock price ever hits $100, I will try to track the winner down and send him or her the T-shirt.)

Entering

Entering this Stock Contest, or changing your entry, is no longer possible. Deleting your entry is also not possible, no matter how embarrassed you are. (If a significant amount of money makes its way to me, your entry could be accidentally lost, though. ;-) )
(Do check out [link]And Yet Another Stock Contest and [link]The Final Stock Contest, though!)

The Situation (as of 20 Aug 2014)

The last known stock price is really really low. (No, we did not have a stock split!) Still a LOT to go.

If the stock price would reach $100 today (yeah, right!), the winner would be: Francois Molliere.

The Entries

Name Email Date # Days Comments Last Change # Chgs
[home]Jonathan Lipsitz [email]jlipsi 1 Jan 1997 6440 That is 100 Canadian dollars which is roughly equal to whatever the stock price was back then. 2 Mar 1998
[home]Dennis Nwaigbo [email]dnwaig 19 Apr 1997 6332 Speculation is an intuitive deduction based on trends 27 Jan 1997
[home]Linda Casborn [email]lcasb 24 Jul 1997 6236 My Birthday! 1 Apr 1997
[home]Todd Vanderwoude [email]tvande 13 Aug 1997 6216 Cause the stock market will crash on August 15th and everything goes high before a crash 3 Apr 1998
[home]Michael Vargo [email]mvarg 1 Sep 1997 6197 I need the T-shirt to tour around Europe 20 Jan 1997
[home]Fabian Tejedor [email]ftejed 3 Sep 1997 6195 It's just a cool date!!! 24 Feb 1997
[home]Nutan Chandra [email]nchan 15 Oct 1997 6153 My psychic powers say so :) 6 Jan 1997
[home]Knut Vonheim [email]kvonhe 31 Oct 1997 6137 Market up in 97. Sales has materialized their leads. CTP publishes excellent 3rd QTR results. I cash in before the bubble breaks in 98. 21 Jan 1997
[home]Carl Marn [email]cmarn 1 Nov 1997 6136 Intuition!! 24 Jan 1997
[home]Stephen Cutting [email]scutt 5 Nov 1997 6132 I'm in Marketing so I always look on the bright side - No not another T shirt !! 21 Jan 1997
[home]Dennis Walsh [email]dwalsh 15 Nov 1997 6122 using EVA, MVA, the Dupont Ratio, and my psychic hotline friend told me so 12 Sep 1997
[home]Dave Rubin [email]drubin02 25 Nov 1997 6112 Zeno's Paradox: I've calculated this through the paradox using the end of the century, continually dividing between now and that point, then working backwards, taking into consideration both Relativity and Quantum Physics, then said screw it and used my Birthday. 5 Mar 1997
[home]Frank van Tol [email]fvant 5 Dec 1997 6102 Sinterklaas likes us all soooooo much (and he needs a T-shirt) 25 Jan 1997
[home]Tom Hall [email]thall 10 Dec 1997 6097 Cuz I will be on holiday and things like that happen while I am not around 11 Sep 1997
[home]Doug Hazelman [email]dhazel 13 Dec 1997 6094 It's my Birthday! 18 Apr 1997 1
[home]Chris Orr [email]corr 15 Dec 1997 6092 because I will sell some stock the day before ;) 22 Jan 1997
[home]Sam Prakash [email]sprak 16 Dec 1997 6091 'cause I'm _always_ RIGHT!!! 21 Jan 1997
[home]Mangala Ananthan [email]manant 9 Jan 1998 6067 Because....................!! 28 May 1997 1
[home]Matthew Parsons [email]mparso 17 Jan 1998 6059 Speculative guess based on limited knowledge of stock market; B'day. 7 Jan 1997
[home]Tony Castellano [email]tcast 21 Jan 1998 6055 I don't know..... 10 Jan 1997
[home]Michael Grier [email]mgrier 30 Jan 1998 6046 After careful evaluation of P/E ratios, cashflows, and market conditions... I will take this wild guess ! 19 Feb 1997
[home]Ingolf Mollat [email]imoll 31 Jan 1998 6045 Simple solution of the Schroedinger equation. 6 Jan 1997
[home]Bjarte Walaker [email]bwalak 10 Feb 1998 6035 I know it... 31 Jan 1997
[home]John Viotto [email]jviott 12 Feb 1998 6033 Bill Parcells said so 22 Jan 1997
[home]Michael Taranto [email]mtaran 14 Feb 1998 6031 It's in the stars... 21 Jan 1997
[home]Leon Gommans [email]lgomma 16 Feb 1998 6029 Lets see, an average daily increase of $ 0.169643 a day, that makes 406 days. I always get lucky at my birthday. 6 Jan 1997
[home]Robert Taylor [email]rtaylo 1 Mar 1998 6016 Acquisition of Microsoft 21 Jan 1997
[home]Ton Laarhoven [email]tlaar 3 Mar 1998 6014 The stock doubles every 10 months! (FROM NOW ON) 6 Jan 1997
[home]Fernando Wong [email]fwong 14 Mar 1998 6003 It just happens with no apparent reason 18 Feb 1997
[home]Melanie Sue Shiflet [email]mshifl 18 Mar 1998 5999 i like it like that! 9 Jul 1997
[home]KSB Sairam [email]ksaira 19 Mar 1998 5998 Because I like birthday presents... 1 Sep 1997
[home]Todd Van Hoozier [email]tvanho 24 Mar 1998 5993 C'mon - momma needs a new pair of shoes... 21 Jan 1997
[home]Brian Guan [email]bguan 2 Apr 1998 5984 My stock options will be fully vested by then ... 6 Jan 1997
[home]Sriram Ganesh [email]sganes 17 Apr 1998 5969 I have enough T-shirts. I don't want one before this date ;-) 22 Jan 1997
[home]Craig Miller [email]cmill 18 Apr 1998 5968 Same amount of time it took to triple as last time 23 Jan 1997
[home]Larry Modder [email]lmodde 1 May 1998 5955 The Moon Will Align with the First Ring of Saturn thereby causing our stock to hit $100 19 Jan 1998
[home]Corregan Brown [email]cbrown 7 May 1998 5949 I have no idea, but for the sake of my Stock Purchase Plan, I hope I'm wrong *grin* 4 Feb 1997
[home]Stuart Miller [email]smille 13 May 1998 5943 Confuscious says so. 6 Jan 1997
[home]Aad Nales [email]anale 15 May 1998 5941 ...and I could only get unconsious when i had to much to drink ... 7 Jan 1997
[home]David Fiske [email]dfiske 23 May 1998 5933 Because everyone else is a moron, and I know the answer! :-) 10 Feb 1998
[home]Peter Randolph [email]prando 31 May 1998 5925 11 Feb 1997
[home]Johnson Fernandez [email]jferna 4 Jun 1998 5921 B'coz its a good day 18 Dec 1997
[home]Todd Virtue [email]tvirt 15 Jun 1998 5910 27 Jan 1997
[home]Greg Sanders [email]gsande 17 Jun 1998 5908 Just because 15 Jan 1998
[home]Jennifer Marshall [email]jmarsh 18 Jun 1998 5907 23 Dec 1997
[home]Edward Muldoon [email]emuldo 1 Jul 1998 5894 Word on the golf course says so.. 7 Nov 1997
[home]William Willems [email]wwill 12 Jul 1998 5883 I had a dream... 7 Jan 1998
[home]Madhu Chandra [email]mchan 17 Jul 1998 5878 Because "CTP" is going to acquire "IBM" 21 Jan 1997
[home]Rob van Rij [email]rvanri 18 Jul 1998 5877 Because....... 10 Mar 1997
[home]Peter Hellstrom [email]phells 2 Aug 1998 5862 My best guess..... 5 Jan 1998
[home]Michael Dotson [email]mdotso 7 Aug 1998 5857 At about 50% every 6 months since last split==Aug. 1998 7 Feb 1997
[home]Edward Milkow [email]emilko 15 Aug 1998 5849 My daughter's First Birthday! 16 Feb 1998
[home]Mimi Knowles [email]mknowl 16 Aug 1998 5848 It's written in the stars!! 8 Dec 1997
[home]Dari Stout [email]dstout 22 Aug 1998 5842 Delivering on time for our Major Contracts increases market confidence : ) This date came to me in a vision following a splendid buffet meal in Santa Cruz in November . . . 17 Feb 1997
[home]Michael Cohan [email]mcohan02 1 Sep 1998 5832 It has been preordained by the Church of Scientology. 22 Jan 1997
[home]Marcel Nebel [email]mnebel 8 Sep 1998 5825 I won't reveal my formula 21 Jan 1997
[home]Roy Ammeraal [email]ramme 17 Sep 1998 5816 I don't know. I'm forced to join this stock contest by our TTL, Mr Beerclub himself. 14 Feb 1997
[home]Michelle Donohue [email]mdonoh 19 Sep 1998 5814 A very lucky day!!! 19 Dec 1997
[home]Jeroen Heyning [email]jheyn 21 Sep 1998 5812 seems logical 15 Jan 1997
[home]Rajesh Kumar [email]rkumar02 22 Sep 1998 5811 The day hopefully someone will agree to marry poor me !!:>) 18 Jun 1997
[home]Patrick Draper [email]pdrap 23 Sep 1998 5810 I'll play your silly reindeer game! 7 Jan 1997
[home]Felix Lu [email]flu 28 Sep 1998 5805 It is my lucky day 5 Jan 1998
[home]Sachin Sangtani [email]ssang 1 Oct 1998 5802 Because t(p) = p^x * 3.1947 * i^k where k is the distance in light years (to the nearest meter) from andromeda and i is the speed of light as defined by George Lucas in Star Wars and x is the only unknown in this equation. 20 Jan 1997
[home]Meg (Smyth) Picornell [email]megp 3 Oct 1998 5800 A very lucky day!! 19 Jun 1997
[home]Ian Armstrong [email]iarmst 6 Oct 1998 5797 A wild stab in the dark... 9 Jul 1997
[home]Georg Tuparev [email]gtupar 7 Oct 1998 5796 8 Jan 1997
[home]Ciaran Madden [email]cmadde 8 Oct 1998 5795 there's GOLD in dem dere hills... 5 Dec 1997
[home]Linda Chow [email]lchow 9 Oct 1998 5794 October is just a lucky month for me... and, you don't want to know how long I will have been with Cambridge by then) 21 Jan 1997
[home]Jason Temple [email]jtempl 11 Oct 1998 5792 I'm betting the farm on it! 18 Feb 1997
[home]Marc Koehler [email]mkoeh 13 Oct 1998 5790 Result of CTP estimation methodology (Hmmm, let's see. What about six weeks for Design) 6 Jan 1997
[home]Mark Dawson [email]mdawso 14 Oct 1998 5789 Just a random guess. 21 Jan 1997
[home]Sheryl Swope [email]sswope 15 Oct 1998 5788 my original day - August 15th '98 was taken..........( * * ) 17 Mar 1998
[home]Jimmy Tran [email]jtran 20 Oct 1998 5783 Just because...My sister's friend's b-day. 16 Feb 1998
[home]Melwin Menezes [email]mmene 30 Oct 1998 5773 I Wish.... 8 Dec 1997
[home]Per Lindstrom [email]plinds 31 Oct 1998 5772 I will buy. 17 Mar 1998
[home]Asim Abbasi [email]aabbas 3 Nov 1998 5769 Bill Gates told me 12 Mar 1998
[home]Anees Qureshi [email]aqures 12 Nov 1998 5760 why not !! 6 Jan 1997
[home]Jeff Telford [email]jtelfo 14 Nov 1998 5758 12 May 1997
[home]Sumit Nigam [email]snigam 15 Nov 1998 5757 Just a wild guess. 31 Aug 1998
[home]Cherith Brooke Bailey [email]cbaile 17 Nov 1998 5755 If that's the way it's gotta be...that's the way it's gonna be 23 Jan 1998
[home]Paraic O'Toole [email]potool02 18 Nov 1998 5754 It seems like a nice date 7 Jan 1997
[home]David Driscoll [email]ddrisc 19 Nov 1998 5753 My pal Warren Buffett and I were talking, he said, "if your're not inside you are outside - don't worry Davey boy I'll make sure you win that t-shirt". 8 Dec 1997
[home]Jennifer Pereira [email]jperei02 20 Nov 1998 5752 Hoefully its a lucky guess 9 Mar 1998
[home]Wanda Silva [email]wsilva 25 Nov 1998 5747 For me to know and you to find out :) 10 Feb 1998
[home]Nicole Calder [email]ncald 29 Nov 1998 5743 Five years at CTP. 21 Jan 1997
[home]Joanna L. Krenk [email]jkrenk 30 Nov 1998 5742 One year anniversary with Cambridge 18 Dec 1997
[home]Mark Phillips [email]mphill 2 Dec 1998 5740 It's all about knowing the right people 21 Jan 1997
[home]Ellen Glusman [email]eglusm 4 Dec 1998 5738 it's meant to be.... 8 Dec 1997
[home]Robert Worthman [email]rworth 9 Dec 1998 5733 Ancient Chinese Secret 21 Jan 1997
[home]Christian von Pentz [email]cvonpe 12 Dec 1998 5730 Fix Time / Fix Prise ;-) 12 Dec 1997
[home]Dalia Quinones [email]dquino 13 Dec 1998 5729 Sheer Luck 23 Jan 1997
[home]Debra Trelut [email]dtrelu 30 Dec 1998 5712 Because we are an amazing company with amazing people! 30 Dec 1997
[home]Derek Vandivere [email]dvand 1 Jan 1999 5710 6 Jan 1997
[home]Delair Adib [email]dadib 2 Jan 1999 5709 Good way to start 1999 3 Mar 1998
[home]Kent Mar [email]kmar 7 Jan 1999 5704 That's what the psychic friends told me! 22 Jun 1997
[home]Ian MacNeil [email]imacne 8 Jan 1999 5703 It came to me in a vision. (Really though, I promised Art T. that I would cut him in on the action if he just "made a few calls"). 30 Apr 1997
[home]Prasad Kalyanaraman [email]pkalya 10 Jan 1999 5701 Day I will attain moksha 22 Sep 1997
[home]Mandeep Sidhu [email]msidhu 11 Jan 1999 5700 Trust me! 10 Jan 1998
[home]Dirk Hermans [email]dherm 15 Jan 1999 5696 CTP Belgium's revenue will hit a billion $ 7 Jan 1997
[home]Sarah Westcott [email]swest 18 Jan 1999 5693 Speculation on end of year numbers, after annual rise in 1997. 5 Feb 1997
[home]Patrick Chaney [email]pchan 21 Jan 1999 5690 Should about double by then.... 31 Dec 1997 2
[home]Michael Porter [email]mport 22 Jan 1999 5689 Ahhh..... Because Bevis said so. 16 Jan 1997
[home]Erik Sebesta [email]esebe 31 Jan 1999 5680 The day I retire to a life of leisure. 6 Jan 1997
[home]Hans Meyer [email]hmeyer02 4 Feb 1999 5676 I need a gift for my sons 3rd birthday 22 Jan 1998
[home]Bahram Assadollahzadeh [email]bassad 10 Feb 1999 5670 intuition and lucky guessing 19 Jan 1998
[home]Mark Stephan [email]msteph 11 Feb 1999 5669 my horoscope said this would be the day 9 Jun 1998
[home]Jon Wilmoth [email]jwilmo 12 Feb 1999 5668 15 Jul 1998
[home]Rajdeep Endow [email]rendow 21 Feb 1999 5659 I wrote a program to come up with the date, and here it is. If it comes true, I don't need the t-shirt. Will just patent the algorithm! 5 Oct 1998
[home]Kenneth Rhodes [email]krhode 24 Feb 1999 5656 Birthday...... Good things always happen then. 15 Jul 1997
[home]Patrick Hynes [email]phynes 25 Feb 1999 5655 In the know... 11 Aug 1997
[home]Niraj Kumar [email]nkumar02 28 Feb 1999 5652 Because it's my beloved's Birthday 1 Jun 1998
[home]Harald Meyer [email]hmeye 2 Mar 1999 5650 Why not? 6 Jan 1997
[home]Joseph F. Kuveikis [email]jkuvei 3 Mar 1999 5649 I consulted a hypnotist. Plus, Harold chose March 2, my favorite date. 9 Dec 1997 1
[home]Yvonne Baas [email]ybaas 9 Mar 1999 5643 17 Jan 1997 2
[home]Fiona MacGill [email]fmacgi 11 Mar 1999 5641 A Quater Centuary Birthday bonus 4 Feb 1998
[home]Cedric Williams [email]cwill 15 Mar 1999 5637 Because I got to think about it 22 Jan 1997
[home]Amit Gujral [email]agujr 18 Mar 1999 5634 Coz it hit 50 some time in March '98... 2 Apr 1998
[home]Robert Bell [email]rbell 20 Mar 1999 5632 That's what the voices keep telling me 14 Mar 1998
[home]Rachel Lowrie [email]rlowri 22 Mar 1999 5630 I've never won anything else - it's time 15 Jan 1998
[home]Phil Mandeville [email]pmande 25 Mar 1999 5627 Because it's my Birthday 6 Feb 1998
[home]Charles Schrage [email]cschra 31 Mar 1999 5621 good as any 12 Mar 1998
[home]Hal Rodriguez [email]hrodri 1 Apr 1999 5620 As good a day as any. 26 Jan 1997
[home]Cary Goldstein [email]cgolds 2 Apr 1999 5619 Deep Though says this is the ultimate answer 15 Oct 1997
[home]Ankur Gupta [email]agupt 4 Apr 1999 5617 Gut Feel 6 Jan 1997
[home]Richard Fernandez [email]rferna 6 Apr 1999 5615 Just one of those hit or miss bets. 5 Mar 1997
[home]Eric Hudson [email]ehudso 8 Apr 1999 5613 Make it so... 28 Jan 1998 1
[home]Jarno Fallstrom [email]jfall 9 Apr 1999 5612 Premier League opening game 21 Jan 1997
[home]Lionel Douglas [email]ldougl 10 Apr 1999 5611 Trends 19 Oct 1997
[home]John Buba [email]jbuba 14 Apr 1999 5607 The day we buy Microsoft 18 Dec 1997
[home]Jonas Branning [email]jbran 15 Apr 1999 5606 I need to rebuild my home by then...... 21 Jan 1997
[home]Erik Dooper [email]edoope 16 Apr 1999 5605 "Make it so, Number One" 19 Aug 1997
[home]Karolina Divert [email]kdiver 21 Apr 1999 5600 I have my contacts... 8 Jan 1998
[home]Thomas Valdes [email]tvalde 25 Apr 1999 5596 The voices tell me so!! 27 Mar 1997
[home]Andrew Price [email]aprice02 5 May 1999 5586 Because I turn 30 today 13 Jan 1998
[home]Larry Pieniazek [email]lpien 14 May 1999 5577 My birthday in 98 won't happen... so 99 it must be 26 Mar 1998 1
[home]Todd Bucklin [email]tbuckl 16 May 1999 5575 The magic eight ball never lies 6 Jan 1998
[home]Lindsey Flanagan [email]lflana 17 May 1999 5574 1 Sep 1998
[home]Sreenath Nampally [email]snampa 18 May 1999 5573 I have no clue ;-) 20 Aug 1998
[home]Bas Klijssen [email]bklijs 19 May 1999 5572 Champions League 1998 11 Dec 1997
[home]Gerard Hoogerwerf [email]ghooge 22 May 1999 5569 Back from the future 24 Dec 1997
[home]Lisa Nolan [email]lnolan 24 May 1999 5567 My Birthday!!! 2 Apr 1998
[home]Kip Welty [email]kwelty 26 May 1999 5565 because it is correct 9 Jul 1997
[home]Zaid Haiman [email]zhaima 28 May 1999 5563 It wil be my birthday and I ALWAYS get clothes. 15 Sep 1998
[home]Michael Schaap [email]mscha 30 May 1999 5561 It'd better - I need to have sold my options by then 1 Feb 1999 4
[home]meher Lanka [email]mlanka 31 May 1999 5560 7 Apr 1998
[home]Lars Osterkrueger [email]loster 1 Jun 1999 5559 Cambridge is investing heavily in setting up new operations ww. There will be a spin off in 99. 6 Apr 1998
[home]Erik Mann [email]emann 4 Jun 1999 5556 Based on current laundry schedule, will need new T-shirt by then 10 Feb 1998
[home]Kamran Ozair [email]kozai 6 Jun 1999 5554 Its written in the book of ....... 13 Feb 1997
[home]Juergen Flemming [email]jflemm 15 Jun 1999 5545 It's a cool date and still enough time to think about.... 10 Dec 1997
[home]Jennifer L. Thoemmes [email]jthoem 19 Jun 1999 5541 Why not!!! 2 Oct 1998 1
[home]William McAuliffe [email]wmcaul 21 Jun 1999 5539 The Tarot Cards never lie! 20 Mar 1998
[home]Subramani Ananthasubramany [email]sanant 23 Jun 1999 5537 'cos it will. 24 Apr 1997
[home]Thomas McCaskey [email]tmccas02 24 Jun 1999 5536 When it gets to $100, we're ALL going to win a lot more than a t-shirt . . . =-] 24 Jan 1998
[home]Ming-Hong Liu [email]mliu 30 Jun 1999 5530 NO COMMENT 3 Feb 1998
[home]Pablo Gersberg [email]pgersb 5 Jul 1999 5525 9 Dec 1997
[home]David Sacks [email]dsacks 6 Jul 1999 5524 Simple. Take the number of Swiss packets that I drink each day, multiply by the plates of salad leftovers that I eat, gives end of Q2 1999. Give finance a week to publish results, and presto! 20 Jan 1997
[home]Tom Johannes Bang [email]tbang 7 Jul 1999 5523 Why not? 21 Jan 1997
[home]Peter C. Wong [email]pwong 10 Jul 1999 5520 Ten years at CTP! 6 Jan 1997
[home]Ravin Nawalrai [email]rnawal 17 Jul 1999 5513 lucky guess 28 Apr 1997
[home]Wayne Walker [email]wwalke 24 Jul 1999 5506 Why not? 19 Feb 1998
[home]Neil Wilson [email]nwilso 26 Jul 1999 5504 I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you (and I know your email adds.) ...Birthday 29 Jan 1998
[home]Kenneth Fassman [email]kfassm 29 Jul 1999 5501 The same day 'Ginger Spice' left the band... 2 Sep 1998
[home]Esa Moilanen [email]emoila 30 Jul 1999 5500 Because it will be a hot Friday! 30 Mar 1998
[home]Robert Wall [email]rwall 31 Jul 1999 5499 I would explain, but your head would explode. 21 Feb 1997
[home]Michael Warren [email]mwarre03 1 Aug 1999 5498 A wild, but inspired, guess !!!!!! 12 Mar 1998
[home]Jasper Schaap [email]jschaa 2 Aug 1999 5497 7837 days before CATP will reach $1000 3 Jul 1997
[home]Henry Clement [email]hcleme 3 Aug 1999 5496 That's the date where the dart landed! 21 Jan 1998
[home]Bev Morrison [email]bmorri02 4 Aug 1999 5495 My son's birthday. Besides, no one else had picked this date. 24 Mar 1998
[home]Krishna Saridena [email]ksari 8 Aug 1999 5491 9 Dec 1997
[home]Caitriona Diviney [email]cdivin 11 Aug 1999 5488 You never do know ... 8 Sep 1998
[home]Rex Easley [email]reasle 12 Aug 1999 5487 It just has a good feel to it. 29 Oct 1997
[home]Kimberly Lawler [email]klawle 13 Aug 1999 5486 First Friday the 13th in 1999! 12 Mar 1998
[home]Carolyn Breen [email]cbree 14 Aug 1999 5485 i will be selling all my options, and i want it to be 100 (at least) 2 Aug 1998
[home]Kevin Freeman [email]kfreem02 15 Aug 1999 5484 pure speculation 12 Dec 1997
[home]Claes Nordahl [email]cnorda 25 Aug 1999 5474 Why not? 6 Jan 1998
[home]James Herbert [email]jherb 1 Sep 1999 5467 Not that I care... 9 Jan 1998
[home]Dennis Van Der Graaff [email]dvande02 6 Sep 1999 5462 Sept. 6th has always been a special day...(and my birthday)... 25 Mar 1997
[home]Scott Baird [email]sbair 9 Sep 1999 5459 It's got a lot of 9's in it which is 3*3 and 3 is very lucky 9 Jan 1997
[home]Carl Stjernfeldt [email]cstjer 11 Sep 1999 5457 Hmmm....... :-) 15 Dec 1997
[home]Nick Birmingham [email]nbirmi 13 Sep 1999 5455 13 Oct 1998
[home]Bart de Kruiff [email]bdekr 17 Sep 1999 5451 This is obvious 15 Jan 1997
[home]Anand Ramachandran [email]aramac 19 Sep 1999 5449 We are buying Anderson on 18 September 1999 24 Mar 1998
[home]Narendra Gore [email]ngore 20 Sep 1999 5448 Nostrademos says " It has to happen before Y2K" 17 Dec 1997
[home]Larry Cram [email]lcram 21 Sep 1999 5447 because the autumnal equinox has good karma 24 Mar 1998
[home]satoe ohoka [email]sohoka 25 Sep 1999 5443 This has been a lucky day for me. 12 Feb 1998
[home]Melissa Green [email]mgreen 26 Sep 1999 5442 Statistically, this is THE date, but it's also my b-day. 19 Nov 1997
[home]Bala Ganesan [email]bganes 27 Sep 1999 5441 How do you think I made all my money !!! 19 Dec 1997
[home]Kristen Malerba [email]kmaler 30 Sep 1999 5438 My b-day!!! 25 Mar 1998
[home]Paul Beattie [email]pbeatt 7 Oct 1999 5431 The second anniversary of my first NEO hangover. 9 Dec 1997
[home]Eddy Wong [email]ewong 8 Oct 1999 5430 PE Ratio Analysis. More details in w3.ctp.com/~ewong/invest 26 Feb 1997
[home]Richard Narine [email]rnari 13 Oct 1999 5425 Because these are my lucky numbers. 21 Jan 1997
[home]Lisa Woodruff [email]lwoodr 15 Oct 1999 5423 It's going to take at least a year to recover from this "MESS"! 8 Oct 1998
[home]Karen Grinter [email]kgrint 21 Oct 1999 5417 I've got the inside info 1 Apr 1998
[home]Bryan Collier [email]bcolli 24 Oct 1999 5414 According to present market trends, the ozone layer, blah blah...I dunno..Oh yeah that's my birthday............ 31 Jul 1998
[home]James Mirrin [email]jmirri 29 Oct 1999 5409 Cause im so smart 28 Jan 1998
[home]Paul Coffey [email]pcoffe 11 Nov 1999 5396 The little men told me..... 31 Jul 1998
[home]John Langenfelder [email]jlange 12 Nov 1999 5395 It's my birthday 10 Dec 1997
[home]Neeraj Vora [email]nvora 17 Nov 1999 5390 Cause... I said so. 9 Feb 1998 1
[home]Bjorn Bjornsson [email]bbjorn 25 Nov 1999 5382 Because 26.Nov 1999 was taken 3 Feb 1998
[home]Brian Franke [email]bfrank 26 Nov 1999 5381 Five years since... -This date will definitely change. 29 Jan 1997
[home]Sara E. Wides [email]swides 28 Nov 1999 5379 something to be thankful for 12 Feb 1997
[home]Pieter Smit [email]psmit 2 Dec 1999 5375 I need a new shirt for my birthday! 11 Feb 1997
[home]David Bryant [email]dbryan 15 Dec 1999 5362 Call 1-900-CTP-STOK (a mere $4.95 per minute) and I'll tell you! 16 Jan 1998
[home]Joe Comeau [email]jcomea 19 Dec 1999 5358 It'd be a great birthday present 8 Jan 1998
[home]Camilo Arbelaez [email]carbel 24 Dec 1999 5353 Christmas Present 2 Mar 1998
[home]Bjorn Axelsson [email]baxels 29 Dec 1999 5348 My source is classified 13 Mar 1998
[home]Maria Vic Gonzalez [email]mgonza 30 Dec 1999 5347 End of Century Buying Frenzy 15 May 1997
[home]Scott Johnson [email]sjohns 31 Dec 1999 5346 Last day to buy before the end of civilization... 11 Oct 1998 1
[home]Hari Pallempati [email]hpalle 1 Jan 2000 5345 I want to buy a 2000 model BMW 2 Feb 1997
[home]Diederik Heepke [email]dheepk 2 Jan 2000 5344 Stock market opens for the first time in the new century 30 Jan 1998
[home]Jacques Heesterbeek [email]jhees 3 Jan 2000 5343 The Nasdaq trading system will get distracted because of the millenium problem. 6 Feb 1998
[home]Anand Turaga [email]aturag 8 Jan 2000 5338 Y2K BUG AND A BIRTHDAY IN THE FAMILY 23 Jul 1998
[home]Rakesh Malik [email]rmalik 11 Jan 2000 5335 My birthday in the year of the millenium!!! 27 Aug 1998 1
[home]Clive Bourke [email]cbourk 15 Jan 2000 5331 Slight revision from 15 January 1998 8 Sep 1998 1
[home]David Weddington [email]dweddi 16 Jan 2000 5330 A nice present for my 50th birthday 31 Jul 1997
[home]Michael Tobin [email]mtobi 17 Jan 2000 5329 pv=-31, fv=100, pmt=0, i=58, solve for n. 7 Jan 1997
[home]Keren Hamel [email]khamel 30 Jan 2000 5316 14 Jan 1997 1
[home]Paul Jones [email]pjones 14 Feb 2000 5301 Because I'm an old romantic 29 Jan 1998
[home]Nico Bekema [email]nbeke 20 Feb 2000 5295 I'll probably want to buy a new house by then 13 Mar 1998
[home]Richard A. Johnson [email]rjohns02 16 Mar 2000 5270 Why? That's the way it will be 23 Mar 1998
[home]Julie Kochman [email]jkochm 17 Mar 2000 5269 My birthday! 7 Jul 1998
[home]Eric Carlson [email]ecarls 18 Mar 2000 5268 Dianetics, page 553. "Clothing will be outdated by 3/18/2000" q.e.d. 2 Feb 1997
[home]Charlotta Medin [email]cmedi 26 Mar 2000 5260 This is the date! It is written in the stars! 7 Mar 1997
[home]Asha Devi [email]adevi 1 Apr 2000 5254 Suprises do happen when we least expect it - So why not on April Fools Day!!! 12 Aug 1998
[home]F. J. Jungen [email]fjunge 2 Apr 2000 5253 Well, it would be a nice present for my 32nd birthday. 10 Jan 1998
[home]Per-Arne Hakansson [email]phaka 3 Apr 2000 5252 Jupiter will line with Mars, and the moon will be in the 4th house... 5 Feb 1997
[home]Robert Speck [email]rspeck 6 Apr 2000 5249 My daughter's 3rd Birthday and people will finally realize the world did not come to an end. 29 Jul 1997
[home]Sanju John [email]sjohn04 9 Apr 2000 5246 'cos the market relies on me 24 Jul 1998
[home]Jean-Daniel Schlaeppy [email]jschla 11 Apr 2000 5244 Because I have some fantasy 6 Jan 1997
[home]Kenneth Donau [email]kdonau 20 Apr 2000 5235 Some date during the spring in the year 2000. I love springtime. 27 Jul 1998
[home]Joon Park [email]jpark02 10 May 2000 5215 I'm the man, period. 3 Jun 1998
[home]Niels Zijderveld [email]nzijde 12 May 2000 5213 Then it is spring in the US, everybody is happy and starts buying stock 22 Sep 1998
[home]Tanya Byrne [email]tbyrne 27 May 2000 5198 I hit the quarter of a century mark !!!! 4 Feb 1998
[home]Joakim Molin [email]jmoli 6 Jun 2000 5188 Sveriges Nationaldag och Svenska flaggans dag!! 1 Apr 1998
[home]Laurie Corkum [email]lcorku 3 Jul 2000 5161 A very special day!! 24 Jul 1998
[home]Morten Halvorsen [email]mhalvo 7 Jul 2000 5157 21 Jan 1997
[home]Bernd Kirisits [email]bkiris 9 Jul 2000 5155 I turn 30 today therefore something has to happen! Furthermore I really want the shirt! 23 Sep 1998
[home]Jean-Louis Morel [email]jmorel 31 Jul 2000 5133 Because it's my birthday ! so.. 18 Feb 1998
[home]Blake Jernigan [email]bjerni 30 Aug 2000 5103 Why not! 5 Dec 1997
[home]John Mollick [email]jmolli 1 Sep 2000 5101 I had my palm read, my tarot done and have visited the Dali Lama. 11 Dec 1997
[home]Antonio Lauria [email]alauri 15 Sep 2000 5087 7 Jan 1998
[home]Cornelius Pone [email]cpone 24 Sep 2000 5078 Because I said so 8 Jan 1998
[home]Scott Armstrong [email]sarmst 26 Sep 2000 5076 my b-day in 99 is taken 5 Aug 1998
[home]Roger Kull [email]rkull 27 Sep 2000 5075 The day our merger with McDonalds is announced 28 May 1998
[home]Hannah Kim [email]hkim 7 Oct 2000 5065 Simply the Best!!! 22 Dec 1997
[home]Folkert Veenstra [email]fveens 13 Oct 2000 5059 The best day of the year 30 Mar 1998
[home]Stephan Renou [email]srenou 27 Oct 2000 5045 D'une part parce que c'est moi qui le dit, et qu'en matiere de finance je suis imbattable. D'autre part parce que c'est mon anniversaire... HaVe FuN... 8 Sep 1998
[home]Lee McGrath [email]lmcgra 15 Nov 2000 5026 Just a hunch... 12 Jan 1998
[home]Barry Shuman [email]bshuma 20 Nov 2000 5021 My birthday in Y2K. 1 Jun 1998
[home]Joanna Salgado [email]jsalga 1 Jan 2001 4979 If Armageddon doesn't happen in the last second of the millennium, our stock will surely hit 100! 7 Oct 1998 1
[home]Nisha Goel [email]ngoel 10 Jan 2001 4970 I don't know ! maybe because I turn big 30 on that day 3 Feb 1998
[home]Robin Crohns [email]rcrohn 16 Jan 2001 4964 That's the time it takes to reach $100! 18 Aug 1998
[home]Kevin Mosser [email]kmosse 5 Mar 2001 4916 because the green goat rides at midnight 30 Sep 1998
[home]Jaya Date [email]jdate 29 Mar 2001 4892 Just a guess. 6 Aug 1998
[home]Loy Osmond Santosh D'Souza [email]losmon 8 Apr 2001 4882 Insider info - I'm on a Nasdaq project. 11 Jan 1998
[home]David Donaldson [email]ddonal 13 Apr 2001 4877 Ssssshhhhhhh!!! It's a secret! 22 Oct 1998
[home]Matt Wright [email]mwrig 17 Apr 2001 4873 I had the nod from Mystic Meg 19 Jun 1997
[home]Paul Callanan [email]pcall 26 Apr 2001 4864 Assuming the world doesn't end! 14 Apr 1997
[home]Jenny Choi [email]jchoi 28 May 2001 4832 Based on my stock pricing theory...... 14 Jul 1998
[home]Ulrich Romahn [email]uroma 30 May 2001 4830 One day before my last bet! I am afraid after the last "crash" it might never recover, but we should be optimistic! 9 Sep 1998 1
[home]Yogesh Narasimhan [email]ynaras 16 Jul 2001 4783 I will be singing "I am 30, going on 31" starting from that day. 12 Feb 1998
[home]Thomas Dahlgren [email]tdahl 14 Oct 2001 4693 Cause, that's when A C Clarke think we will have contact with extra-terrestrial intelligence. They'll probably sweep the market for IT stocks. 27 Feb 1998
[home]Robert Pincus [email]rpincu 15 Oct 2001 4692 About 20% annualized growth. Double in five years is typical. CTP will do it in less! 15 Dec 1997
[home]Bal Mahale [email]bmaha 1 Jan 2002 4614 It's a secret ...... 8 Jan 1997
[home]Nitin Buty [email]nbuty 20 Feb 2002 4564 Nostradamus' CTP Prophecy: Century #6 Quatrain #24.. 5 Apr 1998
[home]Ken Henderson [email]khende 3 Mar 2002 4553 It's the day I turn 50 and I'll need a good T-shirt to celebrate. 20 Feb 1997
[home]James Lombardi [email]jlomba 17 Apr 2002 4508 I'm working on Nasdaq Online...we know these things... 17 Jan 1997
[home]Robert Jen [email]rjen 29 Jun 2002 4435 My 15 year CTP anniversary 12 Feb 1998
[home]Matthew Smith [email]msmith03 1 Jul 2002 4433 Second star to the right, and straight on till morning... 20 Aug 1998
[home]Oliver Poppenberg [email]opoppe 2 Aug 2002 4401 Because I turn 40 on this day. 9 Oct 1998
[home]DOLORES BARTGIS [email]dbartg 1 Apr 2003 4159 Cause It is entirely possible that I am the oldest employee working for CTP. Oooooh No!!! Cause I am so wise?? 19 Feb 1998
[home]Susan Franz [email]sfranz 8 Oct 2004 3603 Market up immediately before traditional Late October Crash Scare (tm) 8 Dec 1997
[home]Shaina Sreedharan [email]ssreed 14 Aug 2005 3293 I turn 30ish 9 Jan 1998
[home]Jason Kretchmar [email]jkretc 8 Nov 2010 1381 I was visited by an angel (i think) 9 Mar 1998
[home]Francois Molliere [email]fmolli 22 Nov 2010 1367 Because it will be her birthday and because I like A. C. Clarke Novel !!! My secret formula : it is secret !!! 26 Aug 1998
[home]Steve Ferretti [email]sferr 31 Dec 2030 5977 Because its the highest number here and I see myself as being dead before this happens! 12 Feb 1998

There are 276 entries. The earliest date chosen is 1 January 1997, by Jonathan Lipsitz (mindless optimist!), the last date chosen is 31 December 2030, by Steve Ferretti (pessimist!). The mean date is 3 September 1999, the median date is 19 May 1999, the midrange date is 1 January 2014.


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