Ellis starts strongly as her speculative play fires up

The Shares Race's most successful competitor of 2017, Angie Ellis of 80 20 Investments, has stormed ahead in the new four-week Shares Race.

Ellis has grown her original $100,000 to $131,663 in a single week with her $10,000 in DigitalX growing to $27,344.

You'd have to call DigitalX (previously Digital CC) a speculative play. It seems to have made some changes of strategy since listing in 2014.

It appears to have started out being a digital currencies exchange. Now, among other things, it is a facilitator of overseas money transfers with a digital currencies remittance product called AirPocket.

The Dartboard is in second spot after also, by pure chance, selecting DigitalX.

Richard Pritchard, who plays as the Chartist, is in third place.

Titomic is his best pick with his original $10,000 growing to $17,176.

The company uses 3D printing to bring speed and scale to "metal additive manufacturing".

It has exclusive rights to commercialise a patented CSIRO-developed process and its share price has performed strongly after having only debuted on the ASX recently.

His second best-performing pick is Pointerra, which uses the cloud for managing, distributing and visualising massive 3D datasets.

The market has performed strongly during October and into early November with the S&P/ASX 200 within striking distance of 6000 points, but still off the all-time high just before the global financial crisis of just over 6800 points.

The Shares Race is a fantasy shares game. Contestants start with $100,000 across 10 stocks.

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