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Stockaholics Q4 2018 Quarterly Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

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How do you see Q4 2018 closing?

Poll closed Oct 1, 2018.
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  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Q4 2018 Quarterly Stock Picking Contest
    (Read this first post for the Q4 2018 Quarterly Stock Picking Contest.)


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    Congrats to @bigbear0083 the Q3 2018 Contest Winner!

    *Link to the Q3 2018 Stock Picking Contest Thread*

    On to the next! The Q4 2018 Quarterly Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Monday, October 1st, 2018.

    If you want to be eligible to participate in this quarter'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 quarter)
    • 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 quarter'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 quarter'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 quarter!
    • 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 quarter. 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, October 1st!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view the Q4 2018 contest spreadsheet-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 Quarterly contest winners-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 Quarterly contest winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 Stockaholics stock picking challenge leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 quarterly stock picking contest members records-
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    Quarterly Stockaholics SPX Sentiment Poll

    How will the S&P close out Q4 - 2018 (October- December)?

    This is a poll for Q4 - 2018 (October - December)
    Expires Monday at the opening bell on: 10/1/18
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

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    Starting Point:
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    **Starting point to be edited into this post after quarter close**
    *Link to Previous Quarterly 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 Q3 - 2018 (July - September)
    2,718.37
    2,913.98 +7.20%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the quarterly poll tally for Q3! 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 quarter 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: Sep 28, 2018
  2. Three Eyes

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    Market - UP

    WMT - Long [Strong holiday sales]
    CELG - Long [Good gravy, this thing can't drop forever, can it?]

    [Locking in some picks now since I may be unable to in the coming months. If I get a chance, I'll come back and edit these!]
     
  3. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to the Q3 contest winner and 1st time winner of the quarterly contest (1st time winner in 2018!) @bigbear0083! :cool:

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

    Here was the final contest results for Q3-
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    Here are this year's quarterly contest winners & their winning 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 quarterly stock picking contest members leaderboard as of quarter ending Q3-
    @Three Eyes is our current leader with 30 points this year thus far! :cool:
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the quarterly 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 quarterly stock picking contest members history which includes every pick from our active participants this year.

    Click the button below to view the 2018 quarterly 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 Quarterly Poll Thread*

    Stockaholics wins the quarterly poll tally for Q3! Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    Special shout out goes out to our 3 posted UP voters for Q3!-

    @Three Eyes
    @anotherdevilsadvocate
    @stock1234

    Special commendation also goes out to our current quarterly poll consecutive leader!-

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    @anotherdevilsadvocate is our quarterly poll percentage leader in 2018 with a 66.67% voting accuracy! :cool:

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    Here is a look at the quarterly poll members voting record leaderboard as of quarter ending Q3-
    @anotherdevilsadvocate is our current leader with 13 points this year thus far! :cool:
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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 quarter... GLTA in the new quarter ahead! and I hope you all have an awesome trading quarter of Q3! 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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    market - up

    baba - long
    twtr - long
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    Here is the Q4 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 Q4 2018! :cool:

    @Three Eyes
    @bigbear0083

    NOTE: I am just posting up this quarter'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 quarter'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. ;)
     
  7. snuffalchewy

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    Market - UP

    SSC - long
    AAPL - long
     
  8. Lico Inv

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    Q4 Picks:

    Market - UP
    CMCSA - Long
    T - Long
     
  9. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    Market Up

    KBH - Short
    GG - Short
     
  10. rStock

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    Market UP

    IGC - Short
    AMRN - Short
     
  11. Onepoint272

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    Market UP

    HIIQ - Long
    NVTA - Long
     
  12. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market UP

    ILMN - long
    CTRL - long
     
  13. bigbear0083

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  14. rStock

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    Thanks CY
     
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    Q4 quarterly SPX update as of 10.5.18-

    START (9/28/18 CLOSE): 2,913.98
    CURRENT (10/5/18 CLOSE): 2,901.52 (-0.97%)


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    Q4 quarterly contest update as of 10.5.18.

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

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    Q4 quarterly SPX update as of month ending October-

    START (9/28/18 CLOSE): 2,913.98
    CURRENT (10/31/18 CLOSE): 2,711.74 (-6.94%)


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    Q4 quarterly contest update as of month ending October-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @stock1234! :cool:

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    Q4 quarterly SPX update as of month ending November-

    START (9/28/18 CLOSE): 2,913.98
    CURRENT (11/30/18 CLOSE): 2,760.17 (-5.28%)


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    Q4 quarterly contest update as of month ending November-

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

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  18. bigbear0083

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    @snuffalchewy - i'm not really sure what happened with you SSC pick there. i don't have a whole heck of a lot of time to investigate, but if you or someone who might know can chime in here and let us know what's going on there i'd appreciate it!
     
  19. Three Eyes

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    I think symbol change to IDEX as per this news release.
     
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  20. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    Cy, can you double check if the Oct 1st opening price was really $86.40 for IGC? Because when you updated last week it was $8.00. Just to make sure, thanks :)
     
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