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Stockaholics April 2018 Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

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How do you see the SPX closing for the month of April 2018?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2018.
  1. Up.

    50.0%
  2. Flat. (+/-1.00% or less)

    12.5%
  3. Down.

    37.5%
  1. bigbear0083

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


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    Congrats to @twerpner the March 2018 Contest Winner!

    *Link to the March 2018 Stock Picking Contest Thread*

    On to the next! The April 2018 Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Monday, April 2nd, 2018.

    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 (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 Monday, April 2nd!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view the April 2018 contest spreadsheet-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 monthly contest winners-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 monthly 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 monthly stock picking contest members records-
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    This is a poll for the month of April 2018
    Expires Monday at the opening bell on: 4/2/18
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

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

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    Starting Point:
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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 2018

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    Click the button below to view the 2018 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Results from March 2018
    2,713.83
    2,640.87 -2.69%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins 1/2 monthly poll tally for the month of March. 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 +/-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, Feb 17, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018
  2. Steven_Burt

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    Market - UP
    MCY - LONG
    CTB - SHORT
     
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  3. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to the March 2018 contest winner and 1st time winner of the monthly contest (1st time winner in Q1!) @twerpner! :cool:

    Some worthy mentions also go out to our 2nd place winner @Onepoint272 and 3rd place winner @Three Eyes!

    Here was the final contest results for the month of March-
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    Here are this year's monthly 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 monthly stock picking contest members leaderboard as of month ending March-
    Congratulations to @Onepoint272 our Q1 monthly contest members leaderboard winner with 37 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @Onepoint272 is also our first time winner of the monthly stock pick contest members leaderboard this year!-
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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 monthly stock picking contest members history which includes every pick from our active participants this year.

    Click the button below to view the 2018 monthly 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 Monthly Poll Thread*

    Stockaholics wins 1/2 monthly poll tally for the month of March. Credit goes to the DOWN votes! :cool:

    Special shout outs go out to our 2 posted DOWN voters for the month of March!-

    @stock1234
    @Onepoint272

    There are currently no monthly poll consecutive leaders to mention in the members monthly voting records as of now.

    @stock1234 was our monthly poll percentage winner for Q1 with a 66.67% voting accuracy! :cool:
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    Here is a look at the monthly poll members voting record leaderboard as of month ending March-
    Congratulations to @stock1234 our monthly poll members leaderboard winner with 11 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @stock1234 is also our first time winner of the monthly poll members voting record leaderboard this year!-
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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 month ... GLTA in the new month ahead! and I hope you all have an awesome trading month of March! 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

    nflx - long
    abt - long
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    Here is the April 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 April 2018! :cool:

    @Steven_Burt
    @bigbear0083

    NOTE: I am just posting up this month'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 month'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. bigbear0083

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    Also, just a very quick heads up in here for those of you who don't venture outside of these monthly contest threads.

    We also have our daily, weekly and quarterly contest threads up and running for this upcoming week as well-

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    And finally, we have our weekly mystery chart challenge up as well!
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    It would be pretty awesome to see you guys also join and participate on those as well. ;)
     
  8. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting market up

    mu - long
    ntnx - long
     
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  9. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market DOWN - Looks to me like we're starting so near the resistance of 2680, so the path of least resistance would be down. There'll be up days.

    PLAY - short
    AYI - short
     
  10. internationalstocks

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    Market down

    NTES- Long up
    FB - Short down
     
    #10 internationalstocks, Apr 1, 2018
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  11. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market - Flat [Market will gyrate throughout the month, but think it will favor an overall downward bias that leaves it close to where it is now.]

    PAYX - Long [Earnings last week seemed pretty decent. Last week's price swoon filled a 5-month old gap and appeared to bounce on resistance.]

    TSLA - Long [I personally believe time is running out for TSLA, but earnings are in about a week and I think the Musk-ovites will ladle up some more of what Elon is serving at least one more time. The chart filled a year-old gap and has worked through a hefty chunk of volume above the current price level during the down swoop. Looks like bounce territory to me.]

    PAYX 2018-04-01 at 9.12.37 PM.png TSLA 2018-04-01 at 9.14.48 PM.png
     
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  12. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market Down

    FB - Long

    BA - Short
     
  13. Onepoint272

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    Market - UP

    PANW - Long - broke out of a re-accumulation trading range 5 weeks ago and now backing up. Current price $181.52 with P&F target of $446.
    FIVE - Long - currently priced at $73.34 it is in the beginning of a mark-up phase with a P&F target of $185.

    Market Rationale: The market has potential downside to 2400 but that would likely only be some sort of shake-out action. However, I'm in the camp that says the market will continue to build cause within the range and will likely end the month of April higher.

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  14. bigbear0083

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    SPX April 2018 monthly poll update as of week ending 4.6.18-

    START (3/29 CLOSE): 2,640.87
    CURRENT (4/6 CLOSE): 2,604.47 (-1.38%)


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    April 2018 contest update as of week ending 4.6.18-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Three Eyes! :cool:

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  15. bigbear0083

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    SPX April 2018 monthly poll update as of week ending 4.13.18-

    START (3/29 CLOSE): 2,640.87
    CURRENT (4/13 CLOSE): 2,656.30 (+0.58%)


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    April 2018 contest update as of week ending 4.13.18-

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Three Eyes! :cool:

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    SPX April 2018 monthly poll update as of week ending 4.20.18-

    START (3/29 CLOSE): 2,640.87
    CURRENT (4/20 CLOSE): 2,670.14 (+1.11%)


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    April 2018 contest update as of week ending 4.20.18-

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

    But wow is it ever a tight one up to this point thus far with only a week and a day left to go in this month! :eek:

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  17. bigbear0083

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    SPX April 2018 monthly poll update as of week ending 4.27.18-

    START (3/29 CLOSE): 2,640.87
    CURRENT (4/27 CLOSE): 2,669.91 (+1.10%)


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    April 2018 contest update as of week ending 4.27.18-

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

    But wow is this ever a tight one with only 1 trading day left to go in this month! :eek:

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  18. bigbear0083

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    today is the final trading day of the april contest! this one was pretty close all month long, now it's between @Steven_Burt & @Three Eyes, who will take home the win this month? stay tuned by end of today's market close to find out! :D

    meanwhile for those of you looking ahead to next month, the may thread is up and running if you guys want to get your market votes and stock picks in-
     
  19. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    That CTB short is looking pretty brilliant here on the last day of April @Steven_Burt !
     

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