And the Winner Is…


TradingMarkets/Playboy 2006 Stock Picking Contest
has come to an end and the
winner is…Deanna
. As a whole, Deanna’s portfolio was up 43.43% in 2006, and all of her
stock picks notched double-digit returns. Deanna’s best performing stocks were
Yamana Gold
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+99.39%, Petrobras
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+44.51% and
Hauppage Digital

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Deanna’s 43.43% return for 2006 was good enough to beat all
but five out of 9734 U.S. stock mutual funds, placing her performance in the top
1%, according to The group average for all 9734 U.S. stock
mutual funds was 12.88% and the S&P 500 2006 return was 13.62%.

Courtney Culkin
, the leader at the end of Q3, was the runner-up with a
return of 32.84% and

Amy Sue Cooper
, who led at the end of Q1 and Q2, finished in third place
with a 28.19% return. As a group, the average return for all ten Playboy models
was 8.56%, with four out of the ten beating the S&P 500 and five out of the ten
beating the average of all U.S. stock mutual funds. is donating $50,000 to Deanna Brooks’
chosen charity, Children
of the Night
. TradingMarkets would like to congratulate Deanna and thank
Playboy Enterprises, along with all of the contestants for taking part in the
contest and selecting such wonderful charities.

Ashton Dorkins