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Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge & SPX Sentiment Poll for Wednesday (11/28)

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How do you see the SPX closing on Wednesday (11/28)?

Poll closed Nov 28, 2018.
  1. Up.

    71.4%
  2. Flat. (+/-0.15% or less)

    14.3%
  3. Down.

    14.3%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge for Wednesday (11/28)
    (Read this first post for the Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge)


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    Congrats to @Steven_Burt the Stockaholics Daily Stock Pick Winner for (11/27)!

    *Link to Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge Thread for (11/27)*

    On to the next! The Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge for (11/28) starts at the opening bell on Wednesday, November 28th, 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 Wednesday, November 28th!

    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 Wednesday 11/28, 2018
    Expires Wednesday at 4am eastern time on: 11/28/18
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

    How does Stockaholics think the S&P500 will close 11/28?

    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 (11/27)
    2,673.45
    2,682.17 +0.33%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    No daily poll tally for Stockaholics on Tuesday. 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 promised here, I am going to be giving the new Google Forms idea a test run on an actual daily contest.

    If you guys can all just do a me this favor and go ahead and fill out the Google Form down below-

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

    ...and then you can view your response in the spreadsheet here-

    [​IMG] <-- click there to view!

    So, all that you guys will be doing here is simply filling out that form above, BUT, to also play it safe if you guys wouldn't mind to post your pick and market direction on this thread as well that would be good too.

    The goal here with this new forms idea is to be able to run the daily contest without me having to actually be present to setup the spreadsheet, since admittedly it does eat away some of my time in the mornings.

    If all goes as planned, then this very well may be the new way we go about running the contests in 2019. :D

    Thanks guys for helping me test run this new forms idea for tomorrow's contest! ;)
     
  3. Steven_Burt

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    Market - DOWN
    PZZA - SHORT
     
  4. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes Well-Known Member

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    Market - UP

    LOW - Long
     
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  5. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to today's daily stock pick winner and 4th time winner of the daily stock pick challenge in 2018 (1st time winner in November!) -- @Steven_Burt! :cool:

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

    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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  6. 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*

    No daily poll tally for Stockaholics on Tuesday. Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    Special shout out goes out to our 2 posted UP voters on Tuesday!-

    @bigbear0083
    @emmett kelly

    Special commendation also goes out to our current daily poll consecutive leader with 2 in a row!-

    @bigbear0083
    @emmett kelly

    @stock1234 is still our overall daily poll percentage leader for the year with a 63.72% 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 Wednesday!!!
     
  7. bigbear0083

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    market - up

    mcd - long
     
  8. bigbear0083

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    btw guys, since i am going to be test running the new automated spreadsheet for tomorrow's contest, i won't be posting up the manual sheet like i normally do. you all can find the link in post #2 of this thread. please fill out that google form in order to be listed up on the automated sheet! and also post your pick and market direction on this thread as well just to be safe. thanks!
     
  9. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market FLAT

    MJ - long
     
  10. Lico Inv

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    Market - Up
    SJM - Long
     
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  11. rStock

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    Market Down

    GPIC - Short
     
  12. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    Market Up

    NTNX - Short
     
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  13. emmett kelly

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    Market UP

    BLMT - Long

    **** @bigbear0083 , I picked CRM not realizing it was already on the sheet. Guess we need code written to reject pick if already picked. Anyway. added BLMT as my second choice but don't think it was accepted. No option to delete or change picks. Thank you, Mr. Cy.
     
    #13 emmett kelly, Nov 27, 2018
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  14. internationalstocks

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    Market up

    SPY- Up
     
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  15. VicWo

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    Market Up
    GM - Short
     
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  16. bigbear0083

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    definitely not your error there! i believe the person who picked CRM is not even a member on stockaholics ... so what i'm gonna do here is wiped him off the spreadsheet (unless of course he can chime into this thread and posts his pick here too) and just give you that pick, unless you want to stick with BLMT...let me know for sure if you can get a chance.

    sorry about that @emmett kelly!

    i guess it's a good thing we're testing all of this stuff out right now, before we decide to go live with this next year.

    perhaps what i should have done first is have everyone check the spreadsheet before posting picks, that way everyone knows what picks have been selected. my bad!

    still beta testing a lot of this stuff out! :p

    i think i'll give this format another whirl for thursday's contest as well, but this time i'll correct the error by having everyone check the spreadsheet first before submitting their picks on the google form.

    we'll get this all sorted out eventually haha.
     
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  17. bigbear0083

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    btw! i just thought it was worth pointing out in here that we've just set a brand spanking new 2018 high on participation for the daily contest at 10 participants. very cool. :D
     
  18. emmett kelly

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    Yes, CRM is my pick. Thank you, boss.
     
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  19. snuffalchewy

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    Links not working for me?

    Market FLAT

    ASNS - Short
     
  20. bigbear0083

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    whoops my bad! i took the google forms link down because the automated sheet was getting all screwed up.

    it's okay, because we're only just beta testing all of this right now. :p

    i think what i'm gonna have everyone do for tomorrow's contest is make the google form a required "sign-in" into google...in other words, in order to make sure only 1 form gets submitted for each user, i'll make it a requirement that you have to have a google account (gmail or whatever is good enough) and then you sign in with that account to submit the form. is everyone going to be cool with this or nah? in addition - i'll set it so a form can be "editable" after being submitted.

    i'm just mostly going to be playing around with these settings to see which one ultimately works the best for us.
     

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