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Stockaholics January 2018 Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

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

Poll closed Jan 2, 2018.
  1. Up.

    33.3%
  2. Flat. (+/-1.00% or less)

    22.2%
  3. Down.

    44.4%
  1. bigbear0083

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


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    Congrats to @anotherdevilsadvocate the December 2017 Contest Winner!

    *Link to the December 2017 Stock Picking Contest Thread*

    On to the next! The January 2018 Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Tuesday, January 2nd, 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 (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.
    • 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 Tuesday, January 2nd!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view the January 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 January 2018
    Expires Tuesday at the opening bell on: 1/2/18
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

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

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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 December 2017
    2,647.58
    2,673.61 +0.98%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the monthly poll tally for December! 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, Nov 11, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
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  2. OldFart

    OldFart Well-Known Member

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  3. Steven_Burt

    Steven_Burt Active Member

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    Looking for profit taking in Jan, DOWN
     
  4. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting down

    SBUX - long
    ARRY - long
     
  5. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market DOWN

    BOLD - long
    PHMMF - short
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to the December 2017 contest winner and 2nd time winner of the monthly contest (2nd time winner in Q4!) @anotherdevilsadvocate! :cool:

    Some worthy mentions also go out to our 2nd place winner @bigbear0083 and 3rd place winner @stock1234!

    Here was the final contest results for December 2017-
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    Click on the button below to view the complete Stockaholics monthly contest winners & their winning picks in 2017-
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    Here is the final monthly contest members leaderboard as of quarter ending 4-
    Congratulations to @anotherdevilsadvocate our monthly contest members leaderboard winner for Q4 with a total of 30 points! Nice job Marcy! :cool:
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    Click the button below to view the 2017 Stockaholics stock picking challenge leaderboard-
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    And finally, we have the complete monthly stock picking challenge members history which includes every pick from our active participants this year.

    Click the button below to view the 2017 monthly stock picking contest members records-
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  7. bigbear0083

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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 Monthly Poll Thread*

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

    Shout outs are in order to our 3 posted UP voters for the month of December!-

    @anotherdevilsadvocate
    @bigbear0083
    @stock1234

    Special commendation goes out to our monthly poll consecutive leader with 6 in row!-

    @stock1234

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    And lastly a special commendation goes out to our overall monthly poll percentage winner for the year with an 63.64% voting accuracy in 2017!-

    @stock1234

    Here is the final monthly poll members voting record leaderboard as of quarter ending 4-
    Congratulations to @stock1234 our monthly poll members leaderboard winner for Q4 with a total of 15 points! Nice job stock1234!! :cool:
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    Click the button below to view the complete 2017 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 January! 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 Tuesday!!!
     
  8. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Theoretical question regarding short positions: what's the difference between buying at 1.45 and selling at 2.40, vs selling at 2.40 and buying at 1.45? Should they really have different % gains?
     
  9. bigbear0083

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    Hmm, not getting any price data for this ticker on tos. Is this otc? If it is would need another pick. Can't check at moment as I'm logged in via mobile.
     
  10. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Ok

    BOLD - long
    ARDM - long
     
  11. Three Eyes

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    Market - UP

    ORCL - Long
    VTR - Long
     
  12. Steven_Burt

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    Long - CORT
    Short - OSTK
     
  13. bigbear0083

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    market down, maybe big this month

    cvx - long
    ffiv - short
     
  14. bigbear0083

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    Here is the January 2018 contest 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 January 2018! :cool:

    @Steven_Burt
    @bigbear0083
    @Three Eyes
    @Ken34
    @anotherdevilsadvocate

    NOTE: I am just posting up this month'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 the 9:30am eastern time opening bell tomorrow morning so don't think you are excluded from this month's contest 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. ;)
     
  15. Onepoint272

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    market - flat

    BAC - Long
    SKX - Long
     
  16. BermudianOption

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    Markets up

    Long - WETF
    Short - GME
     
  17. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    Market Up

    FXI - Long
    WBA - Short
     
  18. bigbear0083

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    SPX January 2018 monthly poll update as of week ending 1.5.18-

    START: 2,673.61
    CURRENT: 2,743.15 (+2.60%)


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    January 2018 contest update as of week ending 1.5.18-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Ken34!

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    SPX January 2018 monthly poll update as of week ending 1.12.18-

    START: 2,673.61
    CURRENT: 2,786.24 (+4.21%)


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    January 2018 contest update as of week ending 1.12.18-

    Shout out goes out to our current leader -- @Ken34!

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