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Stockaholics April 2019 Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

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How do you see the SPX closing for the month of April 2019?

Poll closed Apr 1, 2019.
  1. Up.

    60.0%
  2. Flat. (+/-1.00% or less)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Down.

    40.0%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics April 2019 Stock Picking Contest
    (Read this first post for the April 2019 Stock Picking Contest.)


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    Congrats to @Ken34 the March 2019 Contest Winner!

    *Link to the March 2019 Stock Picking Contest Thread*

    On to the next! The March 2019 Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Monday, April 1st, 2019.

    If you want to be eligible to participate in this month'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 month)
    • 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 month'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 month'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 month!
    • 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. Members who do post up a rationale for their picks will receive an additional 2 points in the members leaderboard.
    • 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 month. 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 Monday, April 1st!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view the April 2019 contest spreadsheet-
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    EMBEDDED SHEET:



    Click the button below to submit your monthly picks via the Google Form-
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    ***IMPORTANT NOTICE: MARKET DIRECTION VOTES ARE REQUIRED TO BE "POSTED" ON THIS THREAD IN ORDER TO BE ADDED TO THE MEMBERS VOTING RECORD SPREADSHEET!***

    EMBEDDED FORM:



    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2019 monthly contest winners-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2019 monthly contest winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 Stockaholics stock picking contest members leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 monthly stock picking contest members records-
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    This is a poll for the month of April 2019
    Expires Monday at the opening bell on: 4/1/19
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

    How does Stockaholics see the outcome of the S&P for the month of April?

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    Starting Point:
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    DYNAMIC SPX MONTHLY CHART:

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    **Starting point to be edited into this post after month close**
    *Link to Previous Monthly Poll Thread*
    Don't forget to post your vote to be listed in the 2019

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    Click the button below to view the 2019 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Results from March 2019
    2,784.49
    2,834.40 (+1.79%)


    Stockaholics Voted
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    No monthly poll tally for Stockaholics this month. 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 +/-1.00% 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 month 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 18, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2019
  2. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to our March 2019 contest winner and 1st time winner of the monthly contest (1st time winner in Q1!) @Ken34! :cool:

    Some worthy mentions also goes out to our 2nd place winner @snuffalchewy and 3rd place winner @rStock!

    Here was the final contest results for the month of March-
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    Here are the monthly contest members winners & their winnings picks in 2019 thus far!-
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    Click on the button below to view the complete Stockaholics monthly contest winners & their winning picks in 2019-
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    And here is final the monthly stock picking contest members leaderboard as of month ending March-
    Congratulations to @Steven_Burt our Q1 monthly contest members leaderboard winner with 24 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @Steven_Burt is also our 1st time winner of the monthly stock pick contest members leaderboard this year!-
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    Here are @Steven_Burt monthly stock picks in 2018 thus far!-
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the monthly stock picking contest thus far in 2019-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 Stockaholics stock picking contest members leaderboard-
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    And finally, we have the complete monthly stock picking contest members history which includes every pick from our active participants this year.

    Click the button below to view the 2019 monthly stock picking contest members records-
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  3. 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 Monthly Poll Thread*

    No monthly poll tally for Stockaholics this month. Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    Congratulations to the following members who voted UP in the poll!

    @Ken34
    @stock1234
    @Lico Inv
    @snuffalchewy

    @Lico Inv is our monthly poll percentage winner for Q1 with a 100.00% voting accuracy this quarter! :cool:
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    Monthly market direction voting poll stats:
    • Longest active monthly poll winning streak belongs to @Lico Inv with 3 straight correct monthly market calls.
    • Best overall monthly poll percentage leader in 2019 belongs to @Lico Inv at 100.00% monthly poll voting accuracy this year.
    • Best overall monthly poll percentage leader this quarter belongs to @Lico Inv at 100.00% monthly poll voting accuracy this quarter.
    • Most consecutive correct monthly market calls in 2019 belongs to @Lico Inv with 3 correct calls.
    • Most consecutive correct monthly market calls ever belongs to @stock1234 with 8 correct calls in 2017.
    Here is a look at the monthly poll members voting record leaderboard as of month ending March-
    Congratulations to @Lico Inv our monthly poll members leaderboard winner with 17 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @Lico Inv is our 1st time winner of the monthly poll members voting record leaderboard this year!-
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the monthly voting records thus far in 2019-
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    Click the button below to view the complete 2019 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Please post your Vote on this thread and make sure to also click in your Vote on the poll at the top as well by 9:30AM eastern time on Monday!
     
  4. bigbear0083

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    market - down
     
  5. Steven_Burt

    Steven_Burt Well-Known Member

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    Market Down
     
  6. Lico Inv

    Lico Inv Active Member

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    mrkt Down
     
  7. Stoch

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    Market up -either conditions improving or equities bubble, not sure which
     
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  8. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market Up
     
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  9. rStock

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    Market Up
     
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  10. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market - UP [SPX @ golden cross. Good for at least a month more of up.]
     
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  11. Onepoint272

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    'm saying Market UP. After last week's bullish performance, closing at the high of the week, it is in a position to take out the March 21 high at 2866 and proceed to test the Sept 2018 high. However, if it fails to follow thru and reverses to close under Friday's low of 2820.25, then it could see larger downside.
     
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  12. anotherdevilsadvocate

    anotherdevilsadvocate Well-Known Member

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  13. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting market up
     
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  14. snuffalchewy

    snuffalchewy Active Member

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  15. Steven_Burt

    Steven_Burt Well-Known Member

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    Close DAL please 55.74 10:45 ET - Thanks!
     
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  16. Onepoint272

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    Nice call on Delta Airlines Steven :), but taking your marbles off the field so soon? I don't blame ya, often times I've wished I'd have done that with real trades.
     
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  17. Steven_Burt

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    thanks, definitely I took the gains too quick. If I was trading it live I would have taken 1/2 and let the rest ride, probably trailing the ma(9).
     
  18. bigbear0083

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    April 2019 monthly poll update as of week ending 4.5.19-

    START (3/29/18 CLOSE): 2,834.40
    CURRENT (4/5/19 CLOSE): 2,892.74 (+2.06%)


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    April 2019 contest update as of week ending 4.5.19-

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

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    April 2019 monthly poll update as of week ending 4.12.19-

    START (3/29/18 CLOSE): 2,834.40
    CURRENT (4/12/19 CLOSE): 2,907.41 (+2.58%)


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    April 2019 contest update as of week ending 4.12.19-

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

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    April 2019 monthly poll update as of week ending 4.18.19-

    START (3/29/18 CLOSE): 2,834.40
    CURRENT (4/18/19 CLOSE): 2,905.03 (+2.49%)


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    April 2019 contest update as of week ending 4.18.19-

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

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