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Stockaholics August 2019 Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

Cy's official Stockaholics thread archives group.

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

Poll closed Aug 5, 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 August 2019 Stock Picking Contest
    (Read this first post for the August 2019 Stock Picking Contest.)


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    Congrats to @stock1234 the July 2019 Contest Winner!

    *Link to the July 2019 Stock Picking Contest Thread*

    On to the next! The August 2019 Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Thursday, August 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 Thursday, August 1st!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view the July 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 August 2019
    Expires Thursday at the opening bell on: 8/1/19
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

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

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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 July 2019
    2,941.76
    2,980.38 (+1.31%)


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the monthly poll tally for July! 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, May 20, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2019
  2. rStock

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    Market UP
     
  3. Stoch

    Stoch Active Member

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    Market down
     
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  4. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to our July 2019 contest winner and 1st time winner of the monthly contest (1st time winner in Q3!), @stock1234! :cool:

    Some worthy mentions also goes out to our 2nd place winner @Onepoint272 and 3rd place winner @Stan!

    Here was the final contest results for the month of July-
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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 the monthly stock picking contest members leaderboard as of month ending July-
    @stock1234 is our current leader this quarter with a total of 15 points! :cool:
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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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  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 Monthly Poll Thread*

    Stockaholics wins the monthly poll tally for July! Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

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

    @Onepoint272
    @stock1234
    @rStock
    @Stan
    @Three Eyes

    Monthly market direction voting poll stats:
    • Longest active monthly poll winning streak belongs to @Onepoint272 with 5 straight correct monthly market calls.
    • Best overall monthly poll percentage leader in 2019 belongs to @stock1234 57.14% monthly poll voting accuracy this year.
    • Best overall monthly poll percentage leader this quarter belongs to 5 members at 100.00% monthly poll voting accuracy this quarter.
    • Most consecutive correct monthly market calls in 2019 belongs to @Onepoint272 (currently active) with 5 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 July-
    @Three Eyes, @Onepoint272 and @Stan are our current leaders with a total 7 points this quarter! :cool:
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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 Thursday!
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    market - down
     
  7. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    market up
     
  8. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    August 2019 monthly poll update as of week ending 8.2.19-

    START (7/31/18 CLOSE): 2,980.38
    CURRENT (8/2/19 CLOSE): 2,932.05 (-1.62%)


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    August 2019 contest update as of week ending 8.2.19-

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

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    August 2019 monthly poll update as of week ending 8.9.19-

    START (7/31/18 CLOSE): 2,980.38
    CURRENT (8/9/19 CLOSE): 2,918.65 (-2.07%)


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    August 2019 contest update as of week ending 8.9.19-

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

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    August 2019 monthly poll update as of week ending 8.16.19-

    START (7/31/18 CLOSE): 2,980.38
    CURRENT (8/16/19 CLOSE): 2,888.68 (-3.08%)


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    August 2019 contest update as of week ending 8.16.19-

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

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    August 2019 monthly poll update as of week ending 8.23.19-

    START (7/31/18 CLOSE): 2,980.38
    CURRENT (8/23/19 CLOSE): 2,847.11 (-4.47%)


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    August 2019 contest update as of week ending 8.23.19-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Ken34! :cool:

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