Stockpools.com & Kitco present the 2017 Precious Metals Stock Picking Contest

VANCOUVER, Dec. 7, 2016 /CNW/ – Stockpools.com & Kitco are pleased to announce that they are now accepting entries for the 2017 Precious Metals Stock Picking Challenge where participants in the contest who pick the best performing fantasy stock portfolio can win $12,000 in physical gold over the course of 9 weeks.

The two companies are joining forces to highlight the various investment opportunities in publicly traded mining companies that are exploring, developing or producing for gold and silver across the world and trading on any North American stock exchange.

Kitco is very excited about participating with Stockpools.com in this fantasy stock pool. This partnership is bringing together a select group of companies in the precious metals resource space and giving our global audience an awesome opportunity to hone their trading skills on a risk-free educational platform. As a marketer, we are convinced that this stock picking challenge will engage and inspire participants to learn more about the resource industry and give them the chance to win real prizes in the form of weekly gold bullion rewards to top performers. Join now!

Kitco.com, with over 45,000,000 monthly page views and a global reach, is one of the most recognized brands in precious metals and the world's #1 source of metals market information.

Stockpools President Anil Mall commented, "Stockpools is pleased to partner with Kitco and the featured companies for our biggest contest so far. Our objective is simply to educate the players and highlight the various investment opportunities in the precious metals sector while providing a unique experience for the user."

Participants in the contest will be required to pick two companies in four categories and 1 company that trades over one dollar on any North American exchange in the wildcard category.

Participants can trade their picks at the end of the week between market close on Friday until Monday morning before the market opens. New participants are welcome to join the contest during this time.

This contest will run for a total of 9 weeks from Jan. 03, 2017Mar. 03, 2017 and the participant who builds the top performing fantasy portfolio on a percentage basis each week will be awarded a ½ ounce of gold bullion with a total value of $12,000.

In the final week of the contest the top 3 participants will receive 1 ounce of gold each for a total of 3 ounces.

The deadline to join the 1st round of this challenge is on 6AM (EST) Monday, Jan. 03, 2017.

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There is no cost to the player to take part in the contest which means absolutely no risk associated; just simply sign up and enter. Players compete against each other on a weekly basis to try and pick the best performing companies and build the most valuable fantasy portfolio. The benefit is players educate themselves on the market and have the chance to win real prizes with no risk.

The participant who builds the top performing portfolio on a percentage basis each week will be awarded physical gold bullion valued at a total of $12,000.

All winners will be announced at the PDAC on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

About Stockpools.com

Stockpools has taken stock analysis and turned it into a competitive environment that mimics the concept of traditional fantasy sports. Stockpools is the only site in the world to offer investors a risk-free platform to build a competitive portfolio and track their performance over the course of a contest. Players can win gold bullion and real cash prizes should their portfolio outperform the competition.

About Kitco

A Canadian corporation originally founded in 1977, Kitco Metals Inc. is an international company employing over 100 individuals in its Montreal headquarters. With the bulk of its customers from outside of Canada, Kitco is one of the world's most recognized retailers of precious metals and a specialized supplier of refining services. Being one of few authorized resellers of products made by some of the most prestigious government mints, the company provides a vast array of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium products to customers worldwide. Considered to be the leading precious metals reference, Kitco's website (www.kitco.com) is visited daily by close to a million people around the world. Kitco has earned a solid reputation for itself as a leading innovator in the industry, being the first precious metals company to carry out its activities online and to create real-time market information, news, analysis and applications for smart phones.

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SOURCE Stock Pools

For further information: Stockpools Inc., Anil Mall, President, [email protected], 604-684-2444, www.stockpools.com