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A pool member’s overall score is determined by computing the average of the scores of that member’s picks. The score of an individual pick is the percentage change of the associated company’s share price. In the case that a company's share price has gone down since it was picked the associated pick will have a negative score.
Score calculation for a pool with trades is carried out in much the same way as in non-trade pools. The difference being that traded picks will continue to affect the score calculations even once they have been removed from a user’s portfolio. The score of pick in a trade pool is defined as the score of the currently held pick plus the final scores of any previously traded picks. An individual pick’s score is calculated in exactly the same way as it is in non-trade pools, as the percentage change of the company’s share price. The final score of a traded pick is the company’s percentage change from when it is picked to the time it is dropped.
As a simple example, suppose user Marty trades Company A when it has a score of -10% for Company B. A few days later Company B’s share price has gone up by 15%. Marty’s score for this particular pick will be 5%. We reach this by calculating ScoreA + ScoreB, or (-10)+15. Note that Company A’s contribution to Marty’s score will never change. By trading it Marty has affectively locked in its score at -10%.