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Stockaholics October 2018 Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

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

Poll closed Oct 1, 2018.
  1. Up.

    85.7%
  2. Flat. (+/-1.00% or less)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Down.

    14.3%
  1. bigbear0083

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


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    Congrats to @stock1234 the September 2018 Contest Winner!

    *Link to the September 2018 Stock Picking Contest Thread*

    On to the next! The October 2018 Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Monday, October 1st, 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/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 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, October 1st!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view the October 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 October 2018
    Expires Monday at the opening bell on: 10/1/18
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

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

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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 September 2018
    2,901.52
    2,913.98 +0.43%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the monthly poll tally for September! 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 +/-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, May 12, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2018
  2. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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  3. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to the September 2018 contest winner and 2nd time winner of the monthly contest (1st time winner in Q3!) @stock1234! :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 September-
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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 final the monthly stock picking contest members leaderboard as of month ending September-
    Congratulations to @anotherdevilsadvocate our Q3 monthly contest members leaderboard winner with 31 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @anotherdevilsadvocate is also our 1st time winner of the monthly stock pick contest members leaderboard this year!-
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    Here are @anotherdevilsadvocate's monthly stock picks in 2018 thus far!-
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the monthly stock picking contest thus far in 2018-
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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 the monthly poll tally for September! Credit goes to the FLAT/UP votes! :cool:

    Special shout outs go out to our 6 posted UP voters for the month of September!-

    @Three Eyes
    @bigbear0083
    @stock1234
    @rStock
    @anotherdevilsadvocate
    @Onepoint272

    Special commendation also goes out to our current monthly poll consecutive leaders with 4 in a row!-

    @Onepoint272
    @Three Eyes

    @anotherdevilsadvocate, @Onepoint272, @stock1234 & @rStock are our monthly poll percentage winners for Q3 with a 100.00% voting accuracy this quarter! :cool:

    Here is a look at the monthly poll members voting record leaderboard as of month ending September-
    Congratulations to @anotherdevilsadvocate our monthly poll members leaderboard winner with 19 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @anotherdevilsadvocate is our 1st time winner of the monthly poll members voting record leaderboard this year!-
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the monthly 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 month ... GLTA in the new month ahead! and I hope you all have an awesome trading month of July! 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 - down

    baba - long
    twtr - long
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    Here is the October 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 October 2018! :cool:

    @Three Eyes
    @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. Lico Inv

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    October Picks:
    KMI - Long
    X - Long

    (Seems like the Weekly picks are the most popular, but I'll try the monthly ones too) :)
     
  8. snuffalchewy

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    Market UP

    TSLA - Long
    TWLO - Long
     
  9. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market Up

    TLRY - Long
    MU - Short
     
  10. rStock

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    Market UP

    IGC - Short
    AMRN - Short
     
  11. Onepoint272

    Onepoint272 2019 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market UP

    HIIQ - Long
    NVTA - Long
     
  12. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market DOWN

    LRCX - long
    FNKO - long
     
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  13. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting market up

    nflx - long
    amd - long
     
  14. 1dn5up

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    Rvx - long
    Tsla- short

    Market up
     
  15. bigbear0083

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    welcome to the forums, @1dn5up! good to have you.

    sorry, looks like you just missed the submitting period for this month's comp. hope you can join us on next month's though!

    we also have a daily and weekly format running in here as well if you'd like to participate on those. ;)

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  16. 1dn5up

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    Ya thought I was a bit late but just found the site yesterday. I’ll look for the weekly stuff
     
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  17. bigbear0083

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    y'know what, i take that back.

    i don't normally ever do this, but considering that this is a monthly competition, i think we can just add you in.

    plus you're new here, and it's not like you came in a week or so late...only a day late.

    i'll have you put in on the spreadsheet momentarily.

    welcome again @1dn5up :)
     
  18. rStock

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    Pls close my IGC at 1:53 @ $4.13
     
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    Pls close my IGC at 1:53 @ $4.13

    For Q4 as well since can’t find it on my phone

    Thanks CY
     
  20. bigbear0083

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    October 2018 monthly poll update as of week ending 10.5.18-

    START (9/28 CLOSE): 2,913.98
    CURRENT (10/5 CLOSE): 2,885.57 (-0.97%)


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    October 2018 contest update as of week ending 10.5.18-

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

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