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Stockaholics Daily Stock Pick Challenge & SPX Sentiment Poll for Friday (4/21)

Cy's official Stockaholics thread archives group.

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How do you see the SPX closing on Friday (4/21)?

Poll closed Friday at 6:20 AM.
  1. Up.

    60.0%
  2. Flat. (+/-0.25% or less)

    40.0%
  3. Down.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 aka Cy McCaffrey
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    Stockaholics Daily Stock Pick Challenge for Friday (4/21)
    (Read this first post for the Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge)


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    Congrats to @bigbear0083 the Stockaholics Daily Stock Picks Winner for (4/20)!

    *Link to Stockaholics Daily Stock Pick Challenge Thread for (4/20)*

    On to the next! The Stockaholics Daily Stock Pick Challenge for (4/21) starts at the opening bell on Friday, April 21st, 2017.

    Important - Please read carefully: IF YOUR PICK IS OUT OF COMPLIANCE AFTER THE START OF THE CONTEST, YOUR POSITION WILL BE FORFEITED.

    *When you make your pick, please make sure there are empty spaces around them, so they come up in the thread search.

    Correct: AAPL - Long (Blank space after AAPL)
    Incorrect: AAPL- Long (No space after AAPL)
    • Pick ONE stock/ETF, either long, short, that trade on the U.S. Stock Exchange.
    • You cannot duplicate someone's exact play. For example, if someone picks AAPL - Long, you can only pick AAPL - Short as long as it is not taken yet. Use the "Search This Thread" link as it only takes a few seconds to see if the ticker has been mentioned.
    • Get your pick in BEFORE the opening bell on Friday, April 21st. I will provide all the opening prices as I have the spreadsheet set to auto look up the opens.
    • The stock/ETF must close at $2 minimum the day before the challenge. No Indexes or pinks/OTCBB.
    • Once you pick something, that is it, it is yours unless it is not a valid pick. This way someone doesn't pick a stock that others want, then at the last second change it. Please do not edit your posts with your pick. If you need to change your pick and/or the direction, just use two separate posts instead of editing your first.
    • You are allowed to pick one leveraged ETF. (These are the 2x/3x ETF's)
    • Optional - You may post a rationale (either technical or fundamental) for your pick, but it is not required.
    • You may choose to close out your pick at any time during the trading day. Please post your own closing price. We will be using the closing price of the 1 minute intraday chart with the time stamp of your post here on Stockaholics to get your official intraday closing prices!
    Once again, it is your responsibility to check that your pick is not a duplicate. The "Search This Thread" link I mentioned makes this as simple as it can be. If you choose to not check and should you duplicate someone's pick, it will not count!

    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 challenge starts at the opening bell on Friday, April 21st!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view today's challenge spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2017 daily challenge winners-
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    Click the button below to view the 2017 daily challenge winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2017 stock picking challenge leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2017 daily stock picking challenge members records-
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    This is a poll for Friday 4/21, 2017
    Expires Friday at Midnight on: 4/21/17
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

    How does Stockaholics think the S&P500 will close 4/21?

    Starting point:
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    **Starting point will be edited into this post after previous close**
    *Link to Previous Daily Poll Thread*
    Don't forget to post your vote to be listed in the 2017

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    Click the button below to view the 2017 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Results from the last poll (4/20)
    2,338.17
    2,355.84 +0.76%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the daily poll tally for Thursday! 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 +/-0.25% 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 daily 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, Apr 19, 2017 at 7:20 AM
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017 at 10:41 PM
  2. heyimsnuffles

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    Up to end the week

    SCO Long
     
  3. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 aka Cy McCaffrey
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    Congratulations to today's daily stock pick winner and 5th time winner of the daily stock pick challenge in 2017 (1st time winner in April!) -- @bigbear0083! Nice pick in here today Cy! :p

    Some worthy mentions also go out to our 2nd place winner -- @anotherdevilsadvocate and 3rd place winner -- @stock1234!

    Here was today's final daily challenge results-
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    Click the button below to view the complete daily challenge winners & their winning picks in 2017 thus far-
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    And here is the daily challenge members leaderboard as of today-
    (To make things less cumbersome & time consuming for me I will just simply post up the link to the members leaderboard spreadsheet here instead of posting up a full screenshot everytime.)

    Click the button below to view the complete 2017 stock picking challenge members leaderboard-
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    And lastly, we now have a complete daily stock picking challenge members history which includes every pick posted from our active participants this year!

    Click the button below to view the complete 2017 daily stock picking challenge members records-
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  4. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 aka Cy McCaffrey
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    Post #1 Updated!
    Scores Graded!


    Click the button below to view the full 2017 Stockaholics Poll Member Voting Record-
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    *Link to Previous Daily Poll Thread*

    Stockaholics wins the daily poll tally for Thursday! Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    Special shout outs go out to our 4 posted UP voters for today!-

    @heyimsnuffles
    @Jrich
    @tbw875
    @Wolfy

    Great calls in here today you guys! :cool:

    Special commendation also goes out to our current daily poll consecutive leader with 6 in a row-

    @Wolfy

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    Awesome work Wolfy! :cool:

    @Wolfy is also our overall daily poll percentage leader for the year with a 69.57% voting accuracy in 2017 thus far.

    And here is the daily poll members voting record leaderboard as of today-
    (To make things less cumbersome & time consuming for me I will just simply post up the link to the members leaderboard spreadsheet here instead of posting up a full screenshot everytime.)

    Click the button below to view the complete 2017 poll members voting record leaderboard-
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    Whelp, that is a wrap from me today ... GLTA and I hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening ahead! And many thanks goes out to all of you who participated on the daily challenge today! Get rested. Cheers y'alls! :cool:

    And please do not forget to click in your vote on the poll & post your vote before midnight eastern time on Friday!!!
     
  5. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 aka Cy McCaffrey
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    market flat

    so much for that "bearish" feel that i had heading into today's session lol ... doubting we'll see any big moves tomorrow though ... friday's are pretty notorious for being uneventful ... however we are going into a weekend where we're gonna have quite a bit of events ... french elections, etc ... but i'll stick with the flat vote here for friday

    masi - long
     
  6. Jrich

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    Market up

    DISH long

    Rumors of a Verizon acquisition interest
     
  7. anotherdevilsadvocate

    anotherdevilsadvocate Well-Known Member

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    Is there a leveraged ETF for discount retailers (OLLI, DG, DLTR)? lol just giving it a try
     
  8. Ken34

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    voting market flat

    LABU - long


    only one i know of is RETL, but that covers more than just the discount ones.
     
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  9. tbw875

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    UP

    Playing it a bit safer, saying
    WDC Long
     
  10. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market FLAT (oil weakness might stop the market from going up more),

    LMNX - long
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    Price creeping above MAs with low volatility, see if it can get volume.

    Watching gold too (edit to add commentary):
    It's getting squeezed between a long-term downtrend, and the 10 ma (i.e. a short-term uptrend). The 10 ma corresponds to the MACD signal -- so if the price goes below 10 ma then it also shows as a "bearish cross" in the MACD.
    Also 15-minute chart shows squeeze between 50 ma and 200 ma
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    #10 anotherdevilsadvocate, Apr 20, 2017 at 9:03 PM
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017 at 9:14 PM
  11. Wolfy

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    Market up

    TSLA - LONG

    put my money where my mouth is. picked up some 305 calls at the end of trading day. Let's see if this monster will rally at the opening tomorrow.
     
  12. Wolfy

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    love your chart for GLD there.
    I picked up TLT instead of GLD. I found GLD a little too volatile for my preference.
     
  13. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Maybe if we wait a couple hours, we'll be able to see a break one way that plays out.
     
  14. Ken34

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    ive also been watching gold, namely gdx though, i was too chicken to short it after it ran into the 200 day and backed off because there was the 8 and the 21 ema support below it, i still have no idea where this thing is going, i want to say up, the moving averages support that, but that 200 day is one hell of a brick wall it seems.
     
  15. stock1234

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    Market Up

    OCN - Short
     
  16. Ronzoil

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    JNUG - LONG Been beaten up bad this week, time to turn around.
     
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    That is fine with me would make my puts pay $$$
     
  18. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 aka Cy McCaffrey
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    Welcome to Stockaholics and the daily challenge @Ronzoil! :)

    Here is Friday's daily challenge spreadsheet in case I'm unable to get around to it later tomorrow-
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    NOTE: *Ignore the current "opening prices" as those will automatically correct to tomorrow's opening prices after 9:30am eastern time.*

    Good luck to all of our participants in here for tomorrow! :cool:

    @stock1234
    @bigbear0083
    @Ken34
    @tbw875
    @heyimsnuffles
    @anotherdevilsadvocate
    @Jrich
    @Ronzoil
    @Wolfy

    NOTE: I am just posting up tomorrow's spreadsheet a little earlier than usual in here as I have a pretty busy day ahead of me for tomorrow. I will continue adding members picks up until around 6am eastern time Friday morning so don't think you are excluded from tomorrow's challenge if I haven't listed your name up right now. I just wanted to get this spreadsheet posted in here and out of the way so I don't have to worry about getting it up at a later time tomorrow. ;)
     
  19. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Don't want to mess with those short-term ema supports, I got burned trying to short EGO last week. Another mistake in that play is I was looking at Gold rather than GDX. This time though, there is the long term downtrend in Gold, and the 200 sma in GDX has already resisted. So bulls might want to take a break rather than keep the run going (1120 to 1280 = 14% in 4 months).
     
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  20. stock1234

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    Please close my position at $2.57, thanks Cy
     

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