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Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll (12/31-1/4)

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How do you see the SPX closing for the week of (12/31-1/4)?

Poll closed Dec 31, 2018.
  1. Up.

    50.0%
  2. Flat. (+/-0.50% or less)

    12.5%
  3. Down.

    37.5%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest for the Week of (12/31-1/4)
    (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 (12/24-12/28)!

    *Link to Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest Thread for the Week of (12/24-12/28)*

    On to the next! The Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest for the Week of (12/31-1/4) starts at the opening bell on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.

    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 Wednesday, January 2nd!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view this week's contest spreadsheet-
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    EMBEDDED SHEET:



    Click the button below to submit your weekly picks via the Google Form-
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    EMBEDDED FORM:



    Click the button below to view the Stockaholics 2019 weekly contest winners-
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    Click the button below to view the Stockaholics 2019 weekly contest winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 Stockaholics stock picking contest members leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 weekly stock picking contest members records-
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    This is a poll for the week of 12/31-1/4, 2019
    Expires Wednesday at the opening bell on: 1/2/19
    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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    DYNAMIC SPX WEEKLY CHART:

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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 2019

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    Click the button below to view the 2019 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Results from the last poll (12/24-12/28)
    2,416.62
    2,485.74 (+-2.86%)


    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, Nov 18, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
  2. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to this week's contest winner and 12th time winner of the weekly stock contest in 2018 (2nd time winner in Q4!) -- @Ken34! :cool:

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

    Here was this week's final contest results:
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    Here were this year's weekly contest winners & their winning picks in Q4-
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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 final weekly contest members leaderboard as of quarter ending Q4-
    Congratulations to @stock1234 our Q4 weekly contest members leaderboard winner with 92 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @stock1234 is our 2nd time winner of the weekly stock picking contest members leaderboard this year!-
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    Here are @stock1234's weekly stock picks for Q4!-
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    ...and here is @stock1234's weekly stock picking record stats for all of 2018!-
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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 outs go out to our 7 posted UP voters for this past week!-

    @bigbear0083
    @Ken34
    @Steven_Burt
    @rStock
    @stock1234
    @anotherdevilsadvocate
    @emmett kelly

    Special commendation also goes out to our weekly poll consecutive leader to finish off the year with 4 in a row!-

    @Steven_Burt

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    @stock1234 is our weekly poll percentage winner for Q4 with a 61.54% voting accuracy this quarter! :cool:

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    Here is a look at the weekly poll members voting record leaderboard as of quarter ending Q4-
    Congratulations to @Three Eyes is our weekly poll members leaderboard winner with 58 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @Three Eyes is our 3rd time winner of the weekly poll members voting record leaderboard this year!-
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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!!!
     
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  4. bigbear0083

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    Grats once again to @stock1234 and @Three Eyes on taking the final leaderboards for the weekly stock picking and weekly market direction poll in Q4! Nice work fellas! :D
     
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  5. bigbear0083

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    market - up

    twtr - long
    cop - long
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    BTW, for those of you who do not venture outside of these threads much, I'd like bring to y'alls attention some of our other threads for the new year. It would be pretty awesome to see you guys participating on these threads as well for maximum participation! ;)

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  7. Lico Inv

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    Awesome!
    What a year.
    Market- Up
     
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  8. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting market up
     
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  9. snuffalchewy

    snuffalchewy Active Member

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  10. Steven_Burt

    Steven_Burt Well-Known Member

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    Market - DOWN
    OIL - UP

    Happy New Year Guys!!
     
  11. bigbear0083

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    Hey everyone! For those of you who have not been following along in the discussion on the 2019 changes thread from this post, I am now going to be "embedding" the Google form and Google sheet links into the forums for all of our contest formats in the new year. What this basically means is that the Google Form button link that I have up on the first post of these contest threads will now be embedded (literally) into my forum post. The same with the Google Sheet link.

    Why do it this way you might ask?

    Well, it's an attempt to make these contests much less complicated and a lot easier, and maybe even less time consuming for all of you who participate on the competitions here on Stockaholics.

    I understand that scrolling up to find my Google Form and contest spreadsheet links can be a bit daunting at times.

    So, I just figured why not make it so that the Google Form can actually be submitted right from the forums here, instead of having you guys needing to click on something that takes you out of the forums and to another site. I find that to be a bit too much myself as well. :p

    If I've got everything working properly, down below you guys should be seeing the Google Form for this weekly contest show right up into my post here. It's "interactive" (which means you can literally submit the form right from the forums here), and if you're already "signed in" to Google then this form should not open in a new window.

    It's worth noting that I already had one person test this out for me earlier this weekend, but he was using another OS (I believe the Chrome OS) which may differ for the rest of you. For him, it was always opening up the form in a new window. But, I'm using the Chrome browser from a desktop computer to access this, and for me I'm able to submit the form without having to open a new window. Again, this might be different for the rest of you guys.

    Anyway, without getting into further ado, here I present to you the Google form for this week's contest embedded right into the forum here. :D

    (If there are any issues with any of this, you can report them here! I think this should work though...)

    [MOVED TO THE 1ST POST OF THIS THREAD!]
     
    #11 bigbear0083, Dec 30, 2018
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  12. bigbear0083

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    I guess it would also help if I posted the embedded spreadsheet for this week's picking contest as well. :p

    Here we go. You guys should be seeing this week's spreadsheet embedded right into my post here down below-

    [MOVED TO THE 1ST POST OF THIS THREAD!]
     
    #12 bigbear0083, Dec 30, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
  13. bigbear0083

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    Oh! And I nearly forgot to mention this as well that I think some of you guys might appreciate. :p

    I realize the "search" functionality here on the forums can act a little wonky at times. Plus, finding these threads can be quite daunting. Sure, we had a tab at the top that links directly to the contest forum. But, with so many threads that I have stickied in there, it's almost impossible to find a specific thread you are looking for.

    So, to make this process a helluva lot easier for all of you guys, I went ahead added a "drop down menu" to the Contest tab at the top on the navigation bar here on forums.

    I've included in this drop down menu links to all of the upcoming contest threads. This should hopefully make for finding these threads waaaaay easier for you guys in the future. I've also placed this tab right next to the "Forums" tab so it should very clearly visible for everyone.

    See screenshot below-

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  14. bigbear0083

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    Just a quick FYI here before I have to head off, but the Google forms and sheets have now been embedded into the first post of all of our upcoming contest threads.

    If you guys find any issues, please report them here. Thanks!
     
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  15. emmett kelly

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    Market UP

    PTE- Long
    PKE - Long

    *** nice vixen to start the year, @bigbear0083 .
     
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  16. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market Up

    TSLA - Long
    GS - Short
     
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  17. rStock

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    Market DOWN

    NYNY - Long
    ANY - Long
     
  18. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market - DOWN [The holiday bounce last week would not have occurred IMO if it was a normal 24-hour news cycle week during govt shutdown. To me, it smells of dead cat. :(]
     
  19. bigbear0083

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    heads up marcy (@anotherdevilsadvocate), i just noticed you had clicked in your weekly market direction vote for this week on the poll at the top, but maybe forgot to also post it to the thread. hope you get a chance to see this so i can go ahead and add you in to the weekly members voting record spreadsheet for the start of the new year. ;)

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    @marcy i went ahead and added your vote to the spreadsheet anyway since you did "click in" on the poll at the top.

    it's no a rush and there's no deadline for you to get your vote posted on this thread, but if you can have it posted in here before the end of this week.

    just makes it easier for me to cred to the correct voters when it comes time to updating these threads, and not seeing a vote posted on the thread but clicked in on the poll could admittedly get a kind of confusing haha.
     

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