There is still a chance to enter. The contest ends Sunday night right before midnight. So far we have five great responses. Make sure to enter if you are still interested.

I am going to do a trial contest, I know a lot of blogs do them, and I wanted to encourage more reader interaction on the blog. I am going to see how much interest there is, and will decide whether to do contests in future months.

As, I have stated previously, I get a lot of comments on my!/valuewalk, which is fine, however, I would prefer all comments on articles on the site. It makes more interesting for readers. Additionally, I get a lot of comments by email. I treat all emails with 100% confidentiality, but unless it is confidential, I STRONGLY prefer that comments be posted on Value Walk, and not emailed; I will also respond much quicker.

The winner of this month’s contest will get a free copy of Howard Marks’ new book, The Most Important Thing. Howard Marks is CEO of Oaktree, a value based firm, which manages over $80 billion. The book got strong praise from Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, John Bogle, John Hussman, Jeremy Grantham, and Joel Greenblatt. You can not get a much better line-up than that.

Since, the book was released today and I want to get the book to the winner as soon as possible, the deadline for answers will be May 8th 2011 11:59PM, after which time I will announce the winner, you can be anonymous or use your real name. I will then send them the book via email or online (I have both the print editions and pdf versions, so you get to chose).


Here is the question. The best response will win, it does not have to be long, but convincing. All responses must be placed as comments on this article, and submitted by May 8th 2011 11:59PM EST:

The question is (no multiple choice, you get to choice anyone, even yourself!):

Who is the best investor ever (both alive and deceased), and why? Looking forward to hearing the answers.