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Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll (12/10-12/14)

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How do you see the SPX closing for the week of (12/10-12/14)?

Poll closed Monday at 10:07 AM.
  1. Up.

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

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  3. Down.

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  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest for the Week of (12/10-12/14)
    (Read this first post for the Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest)


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    Congrats to @stock1234 the Stockaholics Weekly Contest Winner for the Week of (12/3-12/7)!

    *Link to Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest Thread for the Week of (12/3-12/7)*

    On to the next! The Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest for the Week of (12/10-12/14) starts at the opening bell on Monday, December 10th, 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, December 10th!

    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 12/10-12/14, 2018
    Expires Monday at the opening bell on: 12/10/18
    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 (12/3-12/7)
    2,760.17
    2,633.08 -4.60%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    No weekly poll tally for Stockaholics this week. Credit goes to the DOWN 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, Nov 20, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018
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  2. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to this week's contest winner and 10th time winner of the weekly stock contest in 2018 (4th time winner in Q4!) -- @stock1234! :cool:

    Some worthy mentions also go out to our 2nd place winner -- @anotherdevilsadvocate 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 12.7.18-
    @stock1234 is our current leader this quarter with 88 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*

    No weekly poll tally for Stockaholics this week. Credit goes to the DOWN votes! :cool:

    Shout out goes out to our lone posted DOWN voter for this past week!-

    @Steven_Burt

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

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    And lastly a special commendation goes out to our current overall weekly poll percentage leader for the year with a 59.18% 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 12.7.18-
    @Three Eyes is still our current leader this quarter with 45 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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    just some notable mentions here-

    @Steven_Burt was the ONLY down voter from this past week!

    @stock1234 has set a Stockaholics record with his 4th consecutive 1st place finish on the weekly stock picking contest!

    ^^ that is just a remarkable stat imho :eek:

    huge grats from me @stock1234! :D
     
  5. bigbear0083

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    The following is a brand new format that we are testing out for our stock picking competitions here on Stockaholics for the remainder of this year, which I'm hoping will go "official" by the start of 2019.

    Please follow the guidelines below.

    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 that sheet, then it's onto the form where you can make your weekly picks!

    [​IMG] <-- click there to submit your weekly picks!

    Please note that you're all required to be logged in with a Google account to make your picks via the Google Form link above. This is so that participants can edit their picks after submitting, to avoid duplicate entries into my Google Sheet.

    You may also post your picks on this thread, but that is no longer a requirement.

    Once you have submitted your picks via the Google Form link above, you're done! Your picks will then automatically be added to my Google Sheet.

    All that's required to do after that is to just simply CLICK IN your market direction vote on the poll at the top of this thread, and also please POST YOUR VOTE on this thread so I can add your market direction vote to the Stockaholics members voting record spreadsheet. That's it! Pretty simple right? :D

    I realize change can sometimes be a little hard to adjust to, but the reason I'm doing this, and plan to do it full time 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 format is that it's all automated and automatically inputs everyone's picks right into my Google Sheet via the Google Form without me having to go in and add them manually anymore. Very grateful to @Three Eyes for this wonderful idea. Honestly would have never known about it!

    NOTE: If there should be any issues with the submitting of the Google Form above, or you find any other issues with anything, or have a question about something, please have them posted in this thread!
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    market - up
     
  7. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting market up
     
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    Market UP

    CASY - long
    SFIX - long
     
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  13. bigbear0083

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    Just wanted to post this quick heads up in here to everyone.

    If the spreadsheets are not working tomorrow morning don’t fret.

    Unfortunately I have no access to the spreadsheets due to losing power here in the Carolinas from a major ice storm. I’m on mobile right now to post this.

    Power has been out for me all day and now all night. It’s very possible it will not be back until later tomorrow or even Tuesday. I hope not but admittedly I’m not really sure. :(

    Please hang tight guys! Once my power has been restored everything should be back to normal again.

    Apologies for this inconvenience and thanks for everyone’s patience.
     
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    Market - Up [after a rough start, I expect markets to rebound and end the week higher. I still think the Fed will drive some of the action, and optimism may begin to creep in that the Fed won't raise next week or will really softpedal a raise with some dovish language.]
     
  15. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    All good Cy, take care and hope you will get the power back soon.
     
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    UXIN off to a good start
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  20. bigbear0083

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    Thank you @stock1234.

    Unfortunately my power is still out as of this morning. :(

    This has now been a 24-hour outage for us.

    If my power is not restored by later today then we may need to cancel tomorrow’s daily contest.

    I don’t have any access to the forms and spreadsheets via mobile which is how I’m logging in here and posting right now.

    This has been a rather shitty experience for us down here.

    First time I think I’ve ever been through a 24-hour power outage... This really sucks. :confused:
     
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