CNBC has partnered with One & Only Resorts to add a sweepstakes to their Call The Close game.
Each day you make a guess at where the Dow Jones will end up, you get an entry into the end of the year sweepstakes. Four winners will be drawn at the end of the year for vacations at One & Only Resorts.
I'm not exactly sure what the daily winners get other than a mention on air. There is a leaderboard on the CNBC website so you can track your progress in making the right call.
Personally, I was excited about this content because I thought I could win a vacation by making the right call. That sounded fun. However, now that I realize it is just a sweepstakes with a drawing at the end of the year, I am less excited.
Also, it is interesting that CNBC is conducting a game like this. It truly shows that CNBC is more interested in entertainment and ratings compared to educating investors. No big surprise there, but it is a pretty easy decision that spending time trying to guess the final call is not worth my time. I should be spending my time on more important research.
However, I guess it can't hurt to throw a number onto the website each day since the worst guess gets the same entry into the sweepstakes as the best guess.