Portfolio Contests

About this time of year, various discussion groups have contests where you start with $umpteen dollars and post your trades and the winner is the contestant who ...

>Who ends up with the largest portfolio by the end of the year, right?
Yes. Somebuddy keeps track of the standings each month and generates some neato HTML file which might look like this when viewed by a browser:

>And you always win such contests, eh?
Uh ... hardly       ... but I was gettin' better here

Anyway, the HTML and Excel files that I've used to keep track of the standings ... they may be of use to others.

The HTML file that generates the picture shown above looks like this:

Every month you gotta change the date, paste the standings into the HTML file and make a new chart and ...

>Huh? That ain't easy!
Actually, it's pretty easy. I use an Excel spreadsheet to generate the chart and the HTML code for the standings.
The spreadsheet looks like this:

with an explanation like this:

>That's pretty confusing. I mean, what if I don't know nothing about HTML or Excel or ... ?
Then never volunteer to keep track of contest standings.