Amzalak edges out Ellis to win the Shares Race
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Amzalak edges out Ellis to win the Shares Race

In a tight race at the top all the way through, Mendy Amzalak of AMZ Capital edges ahead of Angie Ellis of 20/20 Investments to take top spot in the final week of the four-week race.

Amzalak finishes the race with a total portfolio value of $139,499, in front of Ellis on $133,238.

Richard Pritchard, who plays as the Chartist, finishes third with a total portfolio value of $128,771.

Amzalak overtakes Ellis in the final week of the shares race

Amzalak overtakes Ellis in the final week of the shares raceCredit:Fairfax Media

Galilee Energy, the Brisbane-based oil and gas explorer, is held by all three leaders and is responsible for them finishing with a big lead over the rest of the field.

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The three racers end the race with their original $10,000 in Galilee worth $32,500 - the best-performing tip of all.

Amzalak pushed ahead of Ellis mostly due to Opus Group, worth $15,844, Helios Energy, worth $13,045 and Asia Pacific Digital, worth $16,333.

Ellis's second-best performer after Galilee is Dropsuite, a "cloud data back-up platform for small and medium businesses".

Tipsters have had their share of ups and downs in a volatile sharemarket

Tipsters have had their share of ups and downs in a volatile sharemarketCredit:Rob Sweeten/AP

Dropsuite is the second-best performer of all and ends the race worth $19,828.

Pritchard's second-best performer after Galilee is Adriatic Metals, the UK company that holds mining concessions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which ends the race worth $15,781.

The worst-performing stocks are Clean TeQ, which finishes the  race worth $6797, Liverhire, $8017 and Topbetta, $8455.

As of the close on Thursday, the cut-off for the shares race, the S&P/ASX 200 finished the week at 6268 points, up almost 1 per cent.

Shares Race is a fantasy shares game. Players start with $100,000, divided evenly across 10 stocks.

Writes about personal finance for Fairfax Media, Sydney, Australia.

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