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Stockaholics 2020 Yearly Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

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How do you see 2020 closing?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2020.
  1. Up.

    83.3%
  2. Flat. (+/-2.50% or less)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Down.

    16.7%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics 2020 Yearly Stock Picking Contest
    (Read this first post for the 2020 Yearly Stock Picking Contest.)


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    Congrats to @Steven_Burt the 2019 Yearly Contest Winner!

    *Link to the 2019 Yearly Stock Picking Contest Thread*

    On to the next! The 2020 Yearly Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020.

    If you want to be eligible to participate in this year's contest here is what you need to do (REQUIRED!):
    • 1.) Post 2 tickers (ex. AAPL = Apple) but YOU MUST pick 2 not just 1 or else I will not add you to our list of contestants!
    • 2.) Choose either Long or Short for each ticker (Obviously LONG = if you think it will go up ... or SHORT = if you think it will go down this year)
    • 3.) Both of your picks MUST each be at least $2 at the bare minimum! If you pick something that is under $2 then your pick will not count, and you will not be entered into this year's contest!
    Contest Rules (PLEASE READ THESE AND FOLLOW THEM!):
    • 1.) No OTC or IPOs.
    • 2.) No Futures, Forex, Indexes stuff like that... Equities ONLY that trade on the U.S. Stock Exchange!
    • 3.) If you don't post both the ticker AND the direction (LONG/SHORT) you won't be added to the list of contestants for this year's stock picking contest!
    • 4.) You cannot duplicate someone's exact play! For example- If someone picks AAPL - Long and BAC - Long first then you may only pick AAPL - Short and BAC - Long or AAPL - Long and BAC - Short <-- you may only duplicate 1 pick but not BOTH! This is a first come, first serve basis here!
    • 5.) Picks absolutely MUST be posted in here before the 9:30AM eastern time cash market open on the first trading day of the year!
    • 6.) You are NOT allowed to pick any leveraged ETFs/ETNs (2x/3x). If you choose one, it will not count. If incorrect picks go un-noticed, you risk your position being forfeited!
    • 7.) RATIONALE - You may post up a rationale (either technical or fundamental) for both of your picks but they are not required. This is optional for everyone.
    • 8.) Please DO NOT EDIT your original post with your picks! If you absolutely must choose another pick, please use a separate post and state that you are changing your original pick to something else!
    • 9.) You may choose to close out one or both of your picks at any time during the trading year. PLEASE POST YOUR OWN CLOSING PRICE(S)! We will be using the intraday 1 minute closing price using the time stamp of your post on Stockaholics for when you closed out your pick. You will need to state which pick(s) you are closing out as well as the price & the time of when you closed out. I will be confirming that your closing price is correct by looking at the 1 min. intraday chart. If it is not correct, I will then post up your correct price and input that into the live spreadsheet. If you choose to close out after the trading day is finished (after the closing bell), you will then get the next day's opening price.
    If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and if anyone sees someone else messing up, please correct them. Also, please look at your positions after I post the spreadsheets. I try to catch mistakes, in and out of my control, but need your help in making sure the information is accurate.

    Remember...the contest starts at the opening bell on Thursday, January 2nd!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view the 2019 contest spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to submit your yearly picks via the Google Form-
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    EMBEDDED FORM:



    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics Yearly contest winners-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics yearly contest winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the yearly stock picking contest members records-
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    Yearly Stockaholics SPX Sentiment Poll

    How will the S&P close out 2020 (January - December)?

    This is a poll for 2020 (January - December)
    Expires Thursday at the opening bell on: 1/2/20
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

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    Starting Point:
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    **Starting point to be edited into this post after yearly close**
    *Link to Previous Yearly Poll Thread*
    Don't forget to post your vote to be listed in the 2020

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    Results from 2019 (January - December)
    2,506.85
    3,230.78 (+28.88%)


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    Stockaholics wins the yearly poll tally this year! Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:


    Post your Vote!
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    Notes/Guidelines:
    1) For purpose of the spreadsheet record flat is currently based on +/-2.50% or less. Of course, everyone can define flat any way they choose.
    2) Up, Flat, or Down must be clearly specified in a post in order to be listed in the spreadsheet, otherwise it'll be assumed that post was not intended to be a part of the official record.
    3) It's OK to post your vote if you missed the deadline after the poll has expired and if the market has not really moved that much or especially if your late vote is opposite or flat of the S&P futures ATM. It will be up to my discretion and obviously, the more active voters will be given more leeway.
    4) Starting and ending points based on official year ending close of the market.
    5) The primary goal of this game is to track our performance. You can consider it a contest or as a personal critiquing tool to better ones performance
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    #1 bigbear0083, Dec 21, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2020
  2. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    market up
     
  3. Stoch

    Stoch Well-Known Member

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    Market up
     
  4. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to the 2019 yearly contest winner and 1st time winner of the yearly contest Steven_Burt! :cool:

    Some worthy mentions also go out to our 2nd place winner @Lico Inv and 3rd place winner @Onepoint272!

    Here was the final contest results for 2019-
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    Here are are the Stockaholics yearly contest winners & their winning picks-
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    Click on the button below to view the complete Stockaholics yearly contest winners & their winning picks-
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    And finally, we have the complete quarterly stock picking contest members history which includes every pick from our active participants this year.

    Click the button below to view the 2018 quarterly stock picking contest members records-
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  5. bigbear0083

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    Post #1 Updated!
    Scores Graded!


    Click the button below to view the full 2019 Stockaholics Poll Member Voting Record-
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    *Link to Previous Yearly Poll Thread*

    Stockaholics wins the yearly poll tally this year! Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    Special shout out goes out to the following members who UP for 2019!-

    @Steven_Burt
    @anotherdevilsadvocate
    @snuffalchewy
    @bigbear0083
    @Lico Inv
    @Onepoint272

    Special commendation also goes out to our yearly poll consecutive leader!-

    N/A.

    6 members are our yearly poll percentage leader with a 100.00% voting accuracy! :cool:

    Whelp, that is a wrap from me this year... GLTA in the new year ahead! and I hope you all have an awesome trading year of 2020! Cheers y'alls! :cool:

    And please do not forget to click in your vote on the poll & post your vote before the opening bell on Thursday!!!
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    market down
     
  7. rStock

    rStock Well-Known Member

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    Market UP
     
  8. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market - UP [Election year & domestic politics will favor continued Bull market.]
     
  9. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market Up
     
  10. anotherdevilsadvocate

    anotherdevilsadvocate Well-Known Member

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  11. Lico Inv

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    Happy NEW YEAR All!!
    If it's not too late, can I please put in my picks:
    Long GPRO, Long LYFT, Market UP
    :)
    Thank you.
     
  12. bigbear0083

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    added ya in there happy new year :)
     
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    2020 yearly SPX update as of week ending 1/3/20-

    START (12/31/19 CLOSE): 3,230.78
    CURRENT (1/3/20 CLOSE): 3,234.85 (+0.13%)


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    2020 yearly contest update as of week ending 1/3/20-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Stoch! :cool:

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  14. Lico Inv

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    Sweet. Thank you.
    I hope everyone here has a very Productive, Successful 2020.
     
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    2020 yearly SPX update as of week ending 1/10/20-

    START (12/31/19 CLOSE): 3,230.78
    CURRENT (1/10/20 CLOSE): 3,265.35 (+1.07%)


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    2020 yearly contest update as of week ending 1/10/20-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Stoch! :cool:

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    2020 yearly SPX update as of month ending January-

    START (12/31/19 CLOSE): 3,230.78
    CURRENT (1/31/20 CLOSE): 3,225.52 (-0.16%)


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    2020 yearly contest update as of month ending January-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Three Eyes! :cool:

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    2020 yearly SPX update as of month ending February-

    START (12/31/19 CLOSE): 3,230.78
    CURRENT (2/28/20 CLOSE): 2,954.22 (-8.56%)


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    2020 yearly contest update as of month ending February-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Stoch! :cool:

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    2020 yearly SPX update as of month ending March-

    START (12/31/19 CLOSE): 3,230.78
    CURRENT (3/31/20 CLOSE): 2,584.59 (-20.00%)


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    2020 yearly contest update as of month ending March-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @stock1234! :cool:

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