The 2023 CEO.CA stock contest had a HUGE turnout. 2,301 users competing for a shot at the $2.5K prize made 6,903 stock picks. In total, 1,604 different stocks were selected across the TSXV, TSX, CSE, NEO, NASDAQ, NYSE, OTCQX/QB, LSE and ASX.

Now let's take a quick look at the breakdown of stocks submitted this year. $GRAT, $SALT, $VPT, $NILI, $PYR, $NINE, $FUU, $NUR, $EMO and $SX took the top spots with a total of 741 entries. A graph of the top 20 stocks is shown below. 

Top 20 Stocks Selected for the 2023 Stock Contest

Unsurprisingly, 58% of all stocks submitted are in the Metals & Mining sector. 9% were from Tech, 8% Energy, 8% Healthcare and 5% Industrials alongside Cannabis, Crypto, Chemicals, Finance and Communication Services rounding out the top 10. 

Digging deeper into the underlying industry distribution, 20% are Gold companies, 17% Diversified Metals, 8% Software, 8% Oil & Gas, 4% Lithium, 3% Silver with the rest spread out across all sectors. A testament to the diversity of our community!

But wait, there's more. We're working on a live leaderboard, to show everyone where they stand in real-time directly on the CEO.CA platform. We're launching it in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

For now, our team will be posting leaderboard updates at the bottom of our weekly Chairman’s Briefing newsletter - Make sure to sign up here so you don't miss out.

Every month, we will have some bonus giveaways for the best (and worst) % returns and have a few more surprises as we sail into the first month of the contest.

Good luck to everyone who participated this year! We're making the junior markets great again, one stock at a time.