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Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge & SPX Sentiment Poll for Thursday (11/29)

Cy's official Stockaholics thread archives group.

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How do you see the SPX closing on Thursday (11/29)?

Poll closed Nov 29, 2018.
  1. Up.

    57.1%
  2. Flat. (+/-0.15% or less)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Down.

    42.9%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge for Thursday (11/29)
    (Read this first post for the Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge)


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    Congrats to @snuffalchewy the Stockaholics Daily Stock Pick Winner for (11/28)!

    *Link to Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge Thread for (11/28)*

    On to the next! The Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge for (11/29) starts at the opening bell on Thursday, November 29th, 2018.

    If you want to be eligible to participate in the daily challenge here is what you need to do (REQUIRED!):
    • 1.) Post 1 ticker (ex. AAPL = Apple)
    • 2.) Choose either Long or Short (Obviously LONG = if you think it will go up ... or SHORT = if you think it will go down)
    • 3.) Your pick MUST be at least $2 at the previous day's closing price 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 the daily stock picking challenge!
    Challenge 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 the daily stock picking challenge!
    • 4.) You cannot duplicate someone's exact pick!
    • 5.) Picks absolutely MUST be posted in here before 4AM eastern time the day of the contest!
    • 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 your pick but it is not required. This is optional for everyone. Members who do post up a rationale for their pick will receive an additional 2 points in the members leaderboard.
    • 8.) Please DO NOT EDIT your original post with your pick! 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 your pick at any time during the trading day. PLEASE POST YOUR OWN CLOSING PRICE! 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 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 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 Thursday, November 29th!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view today's challenge spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 daily challenge winners-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 daily challenge winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 stock picking challenge members leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 daily stock picking challenge members records-
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    This is a poll for Thursday 11/29, 2018
    Expires Thursday at 4am eastern time on: 11/29/18
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

    How does Stockaholics think the S&P500 will close 11/29?

    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 2018

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    Click the button below to view the 2018 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Results from the last poll (11/28)
    2,682.17
    2,743.78 +2.30%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the daily poll tally on Wednesday! 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 +/-0.15% 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, Nov 14, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  2. bigbear0083

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    OK, so as was mentioned here, I am going to be changing things up on this Google Forms format just a slight bit for Thursday's contest. On Wednesday's test run I noticed members weren't able to edit their pick after submitting the form, and anyone was able to submit the form multiple times and essentially wreck my automated Google Sheet. :p

    What I am going to do here for this new test run is to have these 2 options enabled on the Google Form-

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    This way we don't have another instance like we had on Wednesday where members were not able to edit their form and change picks.

    The one small issue however (and I'm hoping this won't be an issue for any of you who are participating?) is that everyone will need to have an account with Google (Gmail will be fine) in order to fill out the Google Form. This prevents people from posting duplicate times, and allows for editing the form, even after you have closed out your web browser.

    So... Without getting into further ado, let's give this another test run for this contest and see how we do shall we. :D

    First (unlike yesterday) I will have you guys checking the Google Sheet before you fill out the form, so you know what picks have already been taken.

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    Next, once you have taken a quick look at the sheet, then it's onto the actual form where you can make your pick for Thursday!

    [​IMG] <-- click there to submit your daily pick for Thursday!

    And like yesterday, I'd also ask if you guys can "post" your daily pick and market direction on this thread as well so we're safe.

    So, you're just simply submitting your pick via the Google Form link above, as well as posting it on this thread here too.

    I suspect we should have no problems this time around.

    I'm really loving this new format, and am hopeful this will be our new way of going about running this in 2019.

    Thanks again to all of you for helping me test run this new format this week! :cool:
     
  3. Steven_Burt

    Steven_Burt Well-Known Member

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    Market - DOWN
    Long - ACAD
     
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  4. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to today's daily stock pick winner and 5th time winner of the daily stock pick challenge in 2018 (1st time winner in November!) -- @snuffalchewy! :cool:

    Some worthy mentions also go out to our 2nd place winner -- @Steven_Burt 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 2018 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 2018 stock picking challenge members leaderboard-
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    And lastly, we have the 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 2018 daily stock picking challenge 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 2018 Stockaholics Poll Member Voting Record-
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    *Link to Previous Daily Poll Thread*

    Stockaholics wins the daily poll tally on Wednesday! Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    Special shout out goes out to our 7 posted UP voters on Wednesday!-

    @Three Eyes
    @bigbear0083
    @Lico Inv
    @stock1234
    @emmett kelly
    @internationalstocks
    @VicWo

    Special commendation also goes out to our current daily poll consecutive leader with 3 in a row!-

    @bigbear0083
    @emmett kelly

    @stock1234 is still our overall daily poll percentage leader for the year with a 63.88% voting accuracy in 2018 thus far!

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    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 2018 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 4AM eastern time on Thursday!!!
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    market - up

    csco - long
     
  7. bigbear0083

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    REMINDER TO ALL PARTICIPANTS! Please be sure to read Post #2 of this thread before posting your pick in here. We are continuing to test run a brand new format for entering picks for these daily stock picking competitions. Hoping to have the issues that we had yesterday corrected today. If there are any issues, please be sure to report them in here. Thanks!
     
  8. Lico Inv

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    Market - Up
    DLTR - Long
     
  9. Strat Becker

    Strat Becker New Member

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    I was wondering how this is calculated. I picked Salesforce and it went up over 10% today, over 1.9% from open today, yet the spreadsheet says I only have a 1.56% gain. What is the reason for this? I was expecting to get second.
     
  10. anotherdevilsadvocate

    anotherdevilsadvocate Well-Known Member

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    It was only 1.56% from open; open was 138.48.

    Market DOWN

    MJ - long
     
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  11. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    @Strat Becker First of all, welcome to the contest :) Yes CRM was up over 10% today from the close yesterday and I am happy since I own some shares :p Anyway the close from yesterday doesn't really matter in this contest, we count the opening prices at 9:30 am only. CRM opened at $138.48 at 9:30 am this morning and closed at $140.64 at 4 PM, so 1.56% gain is correct.
     
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  12. rStock

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    It was opened at $138.48 and closed at $140.64, so it gained $2.16
    %gain = ($2.16 x 100)/$138.48 = 1.559%
     
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  13. Strat Becker

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    Thanks a lot man really appreciate the comment. Helps me understand the game a bit better. :)
     
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  14. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    No problem at all ;)
     
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  15. rStock

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    Market DOWN

    CMCM - Long
     
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    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    @Strat Becker Hope you will see this message and get a chance to edit your pick. No 3X leveraged ETF is allowed in this contest (the rules are posted on the first post of this thread) ;)
     
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  17. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    Market Down

    GES - Long
     
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  18. Three Eyes

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    Market - Up

    DIS - Long
     
  19. emmett kelly

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    Market UP

    BOX - Long
     
  20. snuffalchewy

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    Market UP

    FCX - Long
     

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