Our Top 5 Stock Contest Leaders -- Can You Do Better?

Who's in the lead for our "Diagnose the Dow!" healthcare stock-picking contest? One month into the contest and only six contestants have chosen stocks that are in positive territory, and none of the front-runners' stock picks are up more than 2%. Think you can do better?

Who’s in the lead for our "Diagnose the Dow!" healthcare stock-picking contest?

One month into the contest and only six contestants have chosen stocks that are in positive territory -- and none of the front-runners' stock picks are up more than 2%. Here are the contest's Top 5 stock-pick performers so far:

User Name

Total Return

jhotchkiss

1.62%

nross

1.51%

hong9963

1.04%

rajpatel

0.82%

money235

0.24%

Those results aren’t bad considering the S&P 500 is up just 0.4% over the same period. Healthcare stocks in general have fared slightly better — the Health Care Select Sector exchange-traded fund is up 2.4% over the last month.

Think you can do better? Then log in to your account, click on the "Make a Trade" tab and choose your healthcare stock! If you haven’t chosen your stock pick yet, there’s still plenty of time. (If you need help with your user name or password, send an email request to tcullen@hcplive.com.)

Not sure which stocks to pick? You can find a list of the most frequently traded stocks in the Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Index here. You'll also find tips and advice on investing in healthcare sector in our weekly game newsletter. And check back in with Physician's Money Digest each week for a wrap-up of the biggest deals, and winners and losers, in the healthcare sector.

So what are you waiting for? Log in to your account and choose your healthcare stock picks now. You could win a new iPad!

No purchase necessary. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. The Physician's Money Digest "Diagnose the Dow!" healthcare stock-picking contest is open from Sept. 27, 2010 through Dec. 10, 2010. For full contest rules, visit PMDStocks.com.