As this week marks the beginning of March Madness, we thought it would be pretty cool to bring our community together in a light-hearted and incredibly fun contest. After all, all work and no play, makes investing a dull and unprofitable venture.  With that in mind, why don’t you join us in our quest to pick the correct 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament National Champion?

C’mon! Join our online bracket pool! The player with the winning bracket (or the player with most points according to automatic scoring system) will receive a gift card with a face value of $50 in the mail. We will be keeping the name of the retailer a surprise until the final week.

All you have to do to enter is like us on Facebook and shoot me an email ([email protected]) by Thursday at 9AM EST to receive instructions on how to enter your bracket in our group.   No one affiliated with Goldman Small Cap Research is eligible.  All rights reserved.
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To get into the right spirit, here are my off-the-cuff Sweet Sixteen Picks. These are not final, but they are pretty close to my final (and likely losing) bracket.

(1) Louisville, but could have hands full with Col State if they advance
(12) Oregon, a couple of 12’s always seem to beat 5’s and move forward
(13) Mich State, in Auburn Hills and they are built for the tournament
(14) Duke, have tough time against Creighton and run ends here

(1) Gonzaga, a legit top seed
(5) Wisc, tends to do well in tourn
(3) New Mexico, not sold on this but not believer in Arizona either
(2) Ohio State, solid team

(1) Kansas, heart goes with UNC but head with Kansas due to size
(4) Michigan, VCU is trendy pick but not sold on them
(3) Florida, hate them all but go with higher seed
(2) G’town, unheralded #2 seed

(1) Indiana, should win it all but probably won’t; NC State could beat them
(4) Syr always does well in post-season
(6)  Butler, not believer in other teams except Davidson
(2) Miami, FL, team is old and for real