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Stockaholics December 2018 Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

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How do you see the SPX closing for the month of December 2018?

Poll closed Dec 3, 2018.
  1. Up.

    66.7%
  2. Flat. (+/-1.00% or less)

    11.1%
  3. Down.

    22.2%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics December 2018 Stock Picking Contest
    (Read this first post for the December 2018 Stock Picking Contest.)


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    Congrats to @rStock the November 2018 Contest Winner!

    *Link to the November 2018 Stock Picking Contest Thread*

    On to the next! The December 2018 Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Monday, December 3rd, 2018.

    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, December 3rd!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view the December 2018 contest spreadsheet-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 monthly contest winners-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 monthly contest winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 Stockaholics stock picking contest members leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 monthly stock picking contest members records-
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    This is a poll for the month of December 2018
    Expires Monday at the opening bell on: 12/3/18
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

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

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    Starting Point:
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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 2018

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    Click the button below to view the 2018 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Results from November 2018
    2,711.74
    2,760.17 +1.79%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the monthly poll tally for November! 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 12, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2018
  2. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes Well-Known Member

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  3. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to our November 2018 contest winner and 2nd time winner of the monthly contest (2nd time winner in Q4!) @rStock! :cool:

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

    Here was the final contest results for the month of November-
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    Here are the monthly contest members winners & their winnings picks in 2018 thus far!-
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    Click on the button below to view the complete Stockaholics monthly contest winners & their winning picks in 2018-
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    And here is the monthly stock picking contest members leaderboard as of month ending November-
    @rStock is still our current leader this quarter with a total of 30 points! :cool:
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the monthly stock picking contest thus far in 2018-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 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 2018 monthly stock picking contest members records-
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  4. 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 Monthly Poll Thread*

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

    Special shout out goes out to our 6 posted UP voters for the month of November!-

    @Steven_Burt
    @anotherdevilsadvocate
    @Ken34
    @bigbear0083
    @stock1234
    @snuffalchewy

    Special commendation also goes out to our current monthly poll consecutive leader with 5 in a row!-

    @anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Special commendation also goes out to our current overall monthly poll percentage leader for the year with a 63.64% voting accuracy thus far in 2018-

    @stock1234

    Here is a look at the monthly poll members voting record leaderboard as of month ending November-
    @bigbear0083 is our current leader with a total 12 points this quarter! :cool:
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the monthly voting records thus far in 2018-
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    Click the button below to view the complete 2018 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Whelp, that is a wrap from me this month ... GLTA in the new month ahead! and I hope you all have an awesome trading month of September! Cheers y'alls! :cool:

    And please do not forget to click in your vote on the poll & post your vote before the opening bell on Monday!!!
     
  5. bigbear0083

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    OK, so I'm going to try to get into a bit of a routine here with this new format of stock picking here at Stockaholics. This time what I'm going to have everyone do is to just submit the Google Form down below with your monthly picks, and don't bother posting your picks on the thread, although you can still post it on the thread if you want to include rationale to get the extra points in the leaderboard. However, since there isn't a way to auto input monthly market direction votes into my member's voting record spreadsheet, all I'll just ask you guys to do is post your market direction vote on this thread.

    NOTE: If there should be any issues with the submitting of the form, or you find any other issues, please do post that in this thread!

    First, I will have you guys checking the Google Sheet before you submit the form, so you all 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 form where you can make your picks!

    [​IMG] <-- click there to submit your monthly picks!
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    market - up
     
  7. snuffalchewy

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    Market UP
    A rally towards Christmas looks in the works

    BRQS - Long
    NBEV - Long
     
  8. Steven_Burt

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    Market - DOWN
     
  9. Lico Inv

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    Market - UP
     
  10. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market UP

    MNK - long
    FEYE - long
     
  11. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting market up

    xbi - long
    sq - long
     
  12. rStock

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    Ken34, You need to submit your picks in form, post #5
     
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  13. rStock

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    Market DOWN
     
  14. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    Onepoint272 Well-Known Member

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  16. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    woops looks like i was too late. been so busy lately :/
     
  17. bigbear0083

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    haha, no worries. i got ya in.

    yeah, this new format is going to take some time getting used to for everyone. the reason i'm planning to do it this way in 2019 and beyond is to take some of the workload off my shoulders, since admittedly running this has become a little cumbersome for me of late. the nice thing about this new google form format is that it's all automated and automatically inputs members picks right into my google sheet so i don't have to do them manually anymore. definitely is going to be a time saver for me next year.

    also really good to see ya back on again @Ken34 ;)
     
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  18. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    thats good you get to take some of the load off your shoulders, yea i been busy between vacation and coming back to working lots of overtime lol
     
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  19. rStock

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    CY, Ken34 is not on spreadsheet. Pls add him in ... Thanks
     
  20. bigbear0083

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    hmm, i see him in there. are you sure you are viewing the correct sheet?
     

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