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Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge & SPX Sentiment Poll for Friday (6/22)

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How do you see the SPX closing on Friday (6/22)?

Poll closed Jun 22, 2018.
  1. Up.

    83.3%
  2. Flat. (+/-0.15% or less)

    16.7%
  3. Down.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge for Friday (6/22)
    (Read this first post for the Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge)


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    Congrats to @emmett kelly the Stockaholics Daily Stock Pick Winner for (6/21)!

    *Link to Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge Thread for (6/21)*

    On to the next! The Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge for (6/22) starts at the opening bell on Friday, June 22nd, 2018.

    If you want to be eligible to participate in the daily challenge here is what you need to do (REQUIRED!):
    • 1.) Post 1 ticker (ex. AAPL = Apple)
    • 2.) Choose either Long or Short (Obviously LONG = if you think it will go up ... or SHORT = if you think it will go down)
    • 3.) Your pick MUST be at least $2 at the previous day'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 the daily stock picking challenge!
    Challenge 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 the daily stock picking challenge!
    • 4.) You cannot duplicate someone's exact pick!
    • 5.) Picks absolutely MUST be posted in here before 4AM eastern time the day of the contest!
    • 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 your pick but it is not required. This is optional for everyone. Members who do post up a rationale for their pick will receive an additional 2 points in the members leaderboard.
    • 8.) Please DO NOT EDIT your original post with your pick! 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 your pick at any time during the trading day. PLEASE POST YOUR OWN CLOSING PRICE! 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 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 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 challenge starts at the opening bell on Friday, June 22nd!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view today's challenge spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 daily challenge winners-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 daily challenge winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 stock picking challenge members leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 daily stock picking challenge members records-
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    This is a poll for Friday 6/22, 2018
    Expires Friday at 4am eastern time on: 6/22/18
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

    How does Stockaholics think the S&P500 will close 6/22?

    Starting point:
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    **Starting point will be edited into this post after previous close**
    *Link to Previous Daily 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 (6/21)
    2,767.32
    2,749.76 -0.63%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    No daily poll tally for Stockaholics on Thursday. 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 +/-0.15% 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 daily 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, Jun 7, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2018
  2. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to today's daily stock pick winner and 24th time winner of the daily stock pick challenge in 2018 (4th time winner in June!) -- @emmett kelly! :cool:

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

    Here was today's final daily challenge results-
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    Click the button below to view the complete daily challenge winners & their winning picks in 2018 thus far-
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    And here is the daily challenge members leaderboard as of today-
    (To make things less cumbersome & time consuming for me I will just simply post up the link to the members leaderboard spreadsheet here instead of posting up a full screenshot everytime.)

    Click the button below to view the complete 2018 stock picking challenge members leaderboard-
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    And lastly, we have the complete daily stock picking challenge members history which includes every pick posted from our active participants this year!

    Click the button below to view the complete 2018 daily stock picking challenge 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 Daily Poll Thread*

    No daily poll tally for Stockaholics on Thursday. Credit goes to the DOWN votes! :cool:

    Special shout out goes out to our 0 posted DOWN voters on Thursday!-

    (NONE)

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

    (NONE)

    @stock1234 is still our overall daily poll percentage leader for the year with a 62.07% voting accuracy in 2018 thus far!

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    And here is the daily poll members voting record leaderboard as of today-
    (To make things less cumbersome & time consuming for me I will just simply post up the link to the members leaderboard spreadsheet here instead of posting up a full screenshot everytime.)

    Click the button below to view the complete 2018 poll members voting record leaderboard-
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    Whelp, that is a wrap from me today ... GLTA and I hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening ahead! And many thanks goes out to all of you who participated on the daily challenge today! Get rested. Cheers y'alls! :cool:

    And please do not forget to click in your vote on the poll & post your vote before 4AM eastern time on Friday!!!
     
  4. bigbear0083

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    coming up on month end soon (next week) and the daily poll leaderboard is real tight up to this point :eek:

    looks like just about anyone has a shot at taking this month's leaderboard! i may need to start posting up rationale to get me some extra points :p

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  5. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting market up

    iq - long
     
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  6. bigbear0083

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    market - up

    bac - long
     
  7. bigbear0083

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    Here is Friday's daily challenge 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 tomorrow! :cool:

    @Ken34
    @bigbear0083

    NOTE: I am just posting up tomorrow'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 4am eastern time tomorrow morning so don't think you are excluded from tomorrow's challenge 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. ;)
     
  8. bigbear0083

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    hey all, in case any of you missed the discussion that was taking place earlier today, due to the data feed lag issues with the live prices from googlefinance recently, i'm going ahead and making another spreadsheet and using a different data feed to see if this one is real-time.

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    i'll be playing around with this spreadsheet tomorrow. hopefully it works. :p
     
  9. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market FLAT,
    it's been a small weekly candle and not expecting much action on a Friday

    HRTX - long
     
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  10. emmett kelly

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    Market UP

    ALKS - Long (bottom fell out today, even if it's dead cat should see bounce in morning)
     
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  11. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market Up

    NFLX - Long
     
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    Market Up

    ABBV - Long
     
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  13. AverageJoesTrades

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    Market up
    JPM long
     
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  14. bigbear0083

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    whelp, so much for the settings change in the spreadsheet ... does not look like that had any affect what so ever ... pretty disappointing i must say :confused:
     
  15. ApexC

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    What were you trying to change?
     
  16. bigbear0083

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    the data feed from googlefinance has recently been having a 15-30min. lag on its current prices in google sheets. looks like this only started happening from this week. no idea if this will be a permanent thing or what. hopefully not.

    anyway, i'm now looking at using some script that would automatically update cells in the spreadsheet. particularly the 2nd spreadsheet where i'm pulling prices from another data feed. haven't found a working script yet though.

    would like to get something up and running before today's close so i know it is indeed working and we could just use that for next week.

    otherwise, if we can't get the prices to be more real-time then i may actually consider closing down these competitions, because admittedly these are no fun when prices are lagging by this much. :(
     
  17. ApexC

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    Actually I never used your prices anyway. I always used my own screener and compared prices to google finance for accuracy. I don't think it will effect the competitions much.
     
  18. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    I would rather have delayed prices than canceling the contests altogether. Just my opinion though, hopefully you can find a solution soon Cy. Appreciate your time and effort on these contests :)
     
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  19. bigbear0083

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    well, i thought i had found a late fix here-
    http://www.twoinvesting.com/2017/11/replacing-yahoo-finance-with-the-iex-api-in-google-sheets/

    but that didn't seem to do anything... :confused:

    my only worry here is that we'll have people lose interest in these threads due to the data lag.

    let's see what happens in the days and weeks to come. since this issue had only popped up this week my hope is that this will get corrected back to real-time next week or next month. we'll have to see.

    i'd really hate to have to cancel these threads...been running this almost nonstop since 2014.

    it would be shame to have to close it down due to the delayed prices.

    hopefully we don't lose participants because of this though... o_O
     
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  20. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Well I don't mind the data lag, I thought maybe Cy was saying that he and/or people like him like to have the spreadsheet open all day and watch the prices update.
    What you had the first time yesterday was bad? I only got around to checking once, but the prices all seemed pretty current...I wanted to do another check but got sidetracked at work.
     
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