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Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge & SPX Sentiment Poll for Monday (2/11)

Cy's official Stockaholics thread archives group.

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How do you see the SPX closing on Monday (2/11)?

Poll closed Feb 11, 2019.
  1. Up.

    62.5%
  2. Flat. (+/-0.15% or less)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Down.

    37.5%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge for Monday (2/11)
    (Read this first post for the Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge)


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    Congrats to @Lico Inv the Stockaholics Daily Stock Pick Winner for (2/8)!

    *Link to Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge Thread for (2/8)*

    On to the next! The Stockaholics Daily Stock Picking Challenge for (2/11) starts at the opening bell on Monday, February 11th, 2019.

    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 Monday, February 11th!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view today's challenge spreadsheet-
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    EMBEDDED SHEET:



    Click the button below to submit your daily pick via the Google Form-
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    ***IMPORTANT NOTICE: MARKET DIRECTION VOTES ARE REQUIRED TO BE "POSTED" ON THIS THREAD IN ORDER TO BE ADDED TO THE MEMBERS VOTING RECORD SPREADSHEET!***

    EMBEDDED FORM:



    Click the button below to view the 2019 daily challenge winners-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 daily challenge winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 stock picking challenge members leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 daily stock picking challenge members records-
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    This is a poll for Monday 2/11, 2019
    Expires Monday at 4am eastern time on: 2/11/19
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

    How does Stockaholics think the S&P500 will close 2/11?

    Starting point:
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    DYNAMIC SPX DAILY CHART:

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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 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 (2/8)
    2,706.05
    2,707.88 (+0.07%)


    Stockaholics Voted
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    No daily poll tally for Stockaholics on Friday. Credit goes to the FLAT/UP votes! :cool:


    Post your Vote!
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    Notes/Guidelines:
    1) For purpose of the spreadsheet record flat is currently based on +/-0.15% 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, Jan 22, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
  2. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to today's daily stock pick winner and 5th time winner of the daily stock pick challenge in 2019 (1st time winner in February!) -- @Lico Inv! :cool:

    Some worthy mentions also go out to our 2nd place winner -- @stock1234 and 3rd place winner -- @rStock!

    Here was today's final daily challenge results-
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    Here were this week's daily challenge winners and their winning picks-
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    Click the button below to view the complete daily challenge winners & their winning picks in 2019 thus far-
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    And here is the daily challenge members leaderboard as of week ending 2.8.19-
    @rStock is our current leader this month with 15 points! :cool:
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the daily stock picking challenge thus far in 2019-
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    Click the button below to view the complete 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Stockaholics Poll Member Voting Records-
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    *Click Here for the Previous Daily Poll Thread!*

    No daily poll tally for Stockaholics on Friday. Credit goes to the FLAT/UP votes! :cool:

    Congratulations to the following members who voted UP in the poll!

    @Ken34
    @emmett kelly

    Daily market direction voting poll stats:
    • Longest active daily poll winning streak belongs to @Ken34 with 4 straight correct daily market calls.
    • Best overall daily poll percentage leader in 2019 belongs to @stock1234 at 74.04% daily poll voting accuracy this year.
    • Best overall daily poll percentage leader this month belongs to @stock1234 and @emmett kelly members at 66.67% daily poll voting accuracy this month.
    • Most consecutive correct daily market calls in 2019 belongs to @bigbear0083 with 9 correct calls.
    • Most consecutive correct daily market calls ever belongs to @stock1234 with 16 correct calls in 2017.
    And here is the daily poll members voting record leaderboard as of week ending 2.8.19-
    @Stoch is our current leader this month with 30 points! :cool:
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the daily voting records thus far in 2019-
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    Click the button below to view the complete 2019 poll members voting record leaderboard-
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    Whelp, that is a wrap from me this week. I hope you all have an awesome weekend ahead! Have fun and be safe! Cheers y'alls! :cool:

    Please Post your Vote on this thread and make sure to also click in your Vote on the poll at the top by 4AM eastern time on Monday!
     
  4. bigbear0083

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    Notable mentions to @Ken34 with the current Stockaholics daily market direction winning streak high at 4 in a row. Good job! :cool:

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  5. bigbear0083

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    As some of you guys may know after reading these posts, Google Finance is experiencing major issues today, and is printing out incorrect data in its data feeds which is unfortunately affecting the Google Sheets.

    It's very possible that the final results from Friday's comp was actually not accurate.

    Unfortunately, I just don't have the time to sit here and check up on each ticker to make sure everything is correct. That would take me forever!

    Please check the data in your spare time and if you guys find any errors with the data just post it in here and I'll see if I can correct them.

    This is very unfortunate, and will sadly impact things for us as far as running these contests going forward, unless things get corrected, which will hopefully be soon! We will see...
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    market - down

    hoping the data feeds will be back to normal come next week!
     
  7. Lico Inv

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    Awww. COTY was truly UP 30+%- including Pre-market. too bad pre-/after- hours don't count in these contests.
     
  8. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    GRUB

    Opening Prices: $83.56
    Closing Prices: $86.08

    I guess everyone can post the same thing for the Friday contest and so it would require less work for Cy ;)
     
  9. Steven_Burt

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    Market - UP
     
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  10. Stoch

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    Market up
     
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  11. Lico Inv

    Lico Inv Active Member

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    market - up
     
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  12. bigbear0083

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    I hear ya. I know last year we had someone also mention that as well.

    Honestly, the reason why I'm not using the prior day's closing prices as the starting point for everyone's picks, as opposed to the next day's opening prices is to eliminate the gaps (up and down).

    Because let's face it, someone could pick something that gaps in the extended hours for whatever reasons (earnings release, etc...) and could then quickly close out their position the next morning and very easily take the win if that makes sense?

    Having everyone's picks prices start at the next day's open makes more sense (or at least it does for me) not to mention makes it more competitive, challenging and fun for everyone.

    Maybe I'm the only one in here who feels this way about this? I actually don't know since I haven't asked the rest of our participants who regularly partake in these competitions on here.

    What do you all prefer as the starting points for prices on picks? The "prior day's close" or the "next day's open"? Let's hear 'em.

    I was kinda hoping people would have chimed in their opinions about this on this thread way before the new year got underway, so I wouldn't have to make changes during mid-year, if we did go ahead with the change.

    Anyway, I'm not too sure if you knew this @Lico Inv but on my spreadsheets (at least for the dailies) I do actually have a column on there that shows how everyone's picks did from the prior day's close (meaning it also includes the after-hours/pre-market that you're taking about). Obviously, I'm not sorting the sheet using those prices. I use the opening prices.

    Where I have it highlighted in the red box shows it from the prior day's close.

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  13. rStock

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    Market UP
     
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  14. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting market up
     
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  15. emmett kelly

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    Market UP.

    @bigbear0083 , i vote for market open time for contest to begin. makes it more interesting.
     
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  16. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market - DOWN

    "Next day's open" is my vote as well.
     
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  17. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market Down
     
  18. Steven_Burt

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    Please close ARWR $16.70 2:11 ET - Thanks!
     
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  19. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    I like next day open as well
     
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  20. rStock

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    Same here ...
     
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