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Stockaholics July 2020 Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

Discussion in 'Stock Picking Contests' started by bigbear0083, Apr 2, 2020.

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How do you see the SPX closing for the month of July 2020?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2020.
  1. Up.

    25.0%
  2. Flat. (+/-1.00% or less)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Down.

    75.0%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics July 2020 Stock Picking Contest
    (Read this first post for the July 2020 Stock Picking Contest.)


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    Congrats to @bigbear0083 the June 2020 Contest Winner!

    *Link to the June 2020 Stock Picking Contest Thread*

    On to the next! The July 2020 Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020.

    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 Wednesday, July 1st!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view the July 2020 contest spreadsheet-
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    EMBEDDED SHEET:



    Click the button below to submit your monthly picks via the Google Form-
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    ***IMPORTANT NOTICE: MARKET DIRECTION VOTES ARE REQUIRED TO BE "POSTED" ON THIS THREAD IN ORDER TO BE ADDED TO THE MEMBERS VOTING RECORD SPREADSHEET!***

    EMBEDDED FORM:



    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2020 monthly contest winners-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2020 monthly contest winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2020 Stockaholics stock picking contest members leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2020 monthly stock picking contest members records-
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    This is a poll for the month of July 2020
    Expires Wednesday at the opening bell on: 7/1/20
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

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

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    Starting Point:


    DYNAMIC SPX MONTHLY CHART:

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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 2020

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    Click the button below to view the 2019 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Results from June 2020
    3,044.31
    3,100.29 (+1.84%)


    Stockaholics Voted
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    No monthly poll tally for Stockaholics this month. 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, Apr 2, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
  2. Steven_Burt

    Steven_Burt 2019 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market - DOWN
     
  3. rStock

    rStock Well-Known Member

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    Market UP
     
  4. Stoch

    Stoch Well-Known Member

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    Market down
     
  5. Vdubman

    Vdubman Active Member

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    Market Down
     
  6. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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  7. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Congratulations to our June 2020 contest winner and 1st time winner of the monthly contest (1st time winner in Q2!) @bigbear0083! :cool:

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

    Here was the final contest results for the month of June-
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    Here are the monthly contest members winners & their winning picks in 2020 thus far!-
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    Click on the button below to view the complete Stockaholics monthly contest winners & their winning picks in 2020-
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    And here is final the monthly stock picking contest members leaderboard as of month ending June-
    Congratulations to @bigbear0083 our Q2 monthly contest members leaderboard winner with 27 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @bigbear0083 is also our 1st time winner of the monthly stock pick contest members leaderboard this year!-
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    Here are @bigbear0083's monthly stock picks in 2020 thus far!-
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the monthly stock picking contest thus far in 2020-
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    Click the button below to view the 2020 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 2020 monthly stock picking contest members records-
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  8. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Post #1 Updated!
    Scores Graded!


    Click the button below to view the full 2020 Stockaholics Poll Member Voting Record-
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    *Link to Previous Monthly Poll Thread*

    No monthly poll tally for Stockaholics this month. Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    Congratulations to the following members who voted UP in the poll!

    @rStock
    @stock1234

    @rStock is our monthly poll percentage winner for Q2 with a 100.00% voting accuracy this quarter! :cool:
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    Monthly market direction voting poll stats:
    • Longest active monthly poll winning streak belongs to @rStock with 3 straight correct monthly market calls.
    • Best overall monthly poll percentage leader in 2020 belongs to @bigbear0083 and @rStock at 50.00% monthly poll voting accuracy this year.
    • Best overall monthly poll percentage leader this quarter belongs to @rStock at 100.00% monthly poll voting accuracy this quarter.
    • Most consecutive correct monthly market calls in 2020 belongs to @bigbear0083 and @rStock with 3 correct calls.
    • Most consecutive correct monthly market calls ever belongs to @stock1234 with 8 correct calls in 2017.
    Here is a look at the monthly poll members voting record leaderboard as of month ending June-
    Congratulations to @rStock our Q2 monthly poll members leaderboard winner with 15 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @rStock is our 1st time winner of the monthly poll members voting record leaderboard this year!-
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the monthly voting records thus far in 2020-
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    Click the button below to view the complete 2020 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Please post your Vote on this thread and make sure to also click in your Vote on the poll at the top as well by 9:30AM eastern time on Monday!
     
  9. bigbear0083

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    July 2020 monthly poll update as of week ending 7.2.20-

    START (6/30/20 CLOSE): 3,100.29
    CURRENT (7/2/20 CLOSE): 3,130.01 (+0.96%)


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    July 2020 contest update as of week ending 7.2.20-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @rStock! :cool:

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  10. bigbear0083

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    July 2020 monthly poll update as of week ending 7.10.20-

    START (6/30/20 CLOSE): 3,100.29
    CURRENT (7/10/20 CLOSE): 3,185.04 (+2.73%)


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    July 2020 contest update as of week ending 7.10.20-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Vdubman! :cool:

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