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Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll (11/12-11/16)

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How do you see the SPX closing for the week of (11/12-11/16)?

Poll closed Nov 12, 2018.
  1. Up.

    62.5%
  2. Flat. (+/-0.50% or less)

    12.5%
  3. Down.

    25.0%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest for the Week of (11/12-11/16)
    (Read this first post for the Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest)


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    Congrats to @Ken34 the Stockaholics Weekly Contest Winner for the Week of (11/5-11/9)!

    *Link to Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest Thread for the Week of (11/5-11/9)*

    On to the next! The Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest for the Week of (11/12-11/16) starts at the opening bell on Monday, November 12th, 2018.

    If you want to be eligible to participate in this week'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 week)
    • 3.) Both of your picks MUST each be at least $2 from Friday'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 this week'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 week'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 week!
    • 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 week. 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, November 12th!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view this week's contest spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 weekly contest winners-
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    Click the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 weekly 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 weekly stock picking contest members records-
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    This is a poll for the week of 11/12-11/16, 2018
    Expires Monday at the opening bell on: 11/12/18
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

    How does Stockaholics think the S&P500 will close the week?

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    Starting point:
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    **Starting point will be edited into this post after Friday close**
    *Link to Previous Weekly 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 (11/5-11/9)
    2,723.06
    2,781.01 +2.13%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the weekly poll tally this week! 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 +/-0.50% 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) Because of the poll expiration at Sunday midnight GMT time zone, (Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST) I manually close the poll around 9pm - midnight in PST, or before I go to bed. You may notice the poll says to expire on Monday, but it does not. It will expire on Sunday the date that is in this post.4 pm PST / 7pm EST is just a bit too early and I want to give as much possible time for everyone to get a chance to vote.
    4) You may notice that some members have monthly and quarterly statistics in the spreadsheet. I add these based on at the start of the month or quarter taking into account past consistent voter-ship.
    5) 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.
    6) Starting and ending points based on official close of the market Friday.
    7) 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, Oct 25, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
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  2. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to this week's contest winner and 11th time winner of the weekly stock contest in 2018 (1st time winner in Q4!) -- @Ken34! :cool:

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

    Here was this week's final contest results:
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    Here are this year's weekly contest winners & their winning picks in Q4 thus far-
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    Click the button below to view the complete weekly contest winners & their winning picks in 2018 thus far-
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    And here is the weekly contest members leaderboard as of week ending 11.9.18-
    @rStock is still our current leader this quarter with 47 points! :cool:
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the weekly stock picking contest thus far in 2018-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 Stockaholics stock picking challenge leaderboard-
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    And finally, we have the complete weekly stock picking challenge members history which includes every pick from our active participants this year.

    Click the button below to view the 2018 weekly stock picking contest members records-
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  3. 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 Weekly Poll Thread*

    Stockaholics wins the weekly poll tally this week! Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    Shout out goes out to our 8 posted UP voters for this past week!-

    @bigbear0083
    @Ken34
    @Lico Inv
    @snuffalchewy
    @Three Eyes
    @stock1234
    @rStock
    @emmett kelly

    Special commendation also goes out to our current weekly poll consecutive leaders with 4 in a row!-

    @bigbear0083
    @stock1234

    And lastly a special commendation goes out to our current overall weekly poll percentage leader for the year with a 60.00% voting accuracy thus far in 2018!-

    @stock1234

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    Here is a look at the weekly poll members voting record leaderboard as of week ending 11.9.18-
    @Three Eyes is still our current leader this quarter with 33 points! :cool:
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the weekly 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 week ... and I hope you all have an awesome weekend ahead! Have fun and be safe! 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!!!
     
  4. bigbear0083

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    market - up

    hd - long
    wmt - long
     
  5. bigbear0083

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    Here is this week's 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 this week! :cool:

    @bigbear0083

    NOTE: I am just posting up this week'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 week'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. ;)
     
  6. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market DOWN

    WIX - long
    CSCO - long
     
  7. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting market up

    sq - long
    twtr - long
     
  8. Steven_Burt

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    Market - DOWN
    VNET - LONG
    CLR - LONG
     
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  9. Lico Inv

    Lico Inv New Member

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    Market Down
    QCOM - Long
    ATVI - Long
     
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  10. emmett kelly

    emmett kelly Active Member

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    Market UP

    DATA - Long
    GDOT - Long
     
  11. anotherdevilsadvocate

    anotherdevilsadvocate Well-Known Member

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    Changing my market vote
    Market UP

    There's some scary looking divergences eg the McClellan oscillator. But we just had a follow-through day from a bottom in the S&P, and it ends up 92% of the time 6 days later.
     
  12. rStock

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    Market UP

    ATVI - Long
    PDLI - Short
     
  13. Three Eyes

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    Market - UP [SPX caught in squeeze between 200 and 50 DMA, but I think will first bounce from 200 and end higher on the week near 50]

    BABA - long
    FEYE - short
     
  14. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    Market Down

    SWCH - Short
    NVDA - Short
     
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  15. snuffalchewy

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    Market UP

    NBEV - Long
    TLRY - Long
     
  16. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    Please close NVDA at $191.05, thanks Cy
     
  17. bigbear0083

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  18. internationalstocks

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    Earnings this week?
     
  19. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    Please close SWCH at $7.48, thanks Cy
     
  20. bigbear0083

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    Midweek SPX update-

    START (11/9 CLOSE): 2,781.01
    CURRENT (11/14 CLOSE): 2,701.58 (-2.86%)


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    Midweek weekly contest update:

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

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