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Stockaholics Q1 2018 Quarterly Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

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How do you see Q1 2018 closing?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2018.
  1. Up.

    55.6%
  2. Flat. (+/-1.00% or less)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Down.

    44.4%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Q1 2018 Quarterly Stock Picking Contest
    (Read this first post for the Q1 2018 Quarterly Stock Picking Contest.)


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    Congrats to @twerpner the Q4 2017 Contest Winner!

    *Link to the Q4 2017 Stock Picking Contest Thread*

    On to the next! The Q1 2018 Quarterly Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.

    If you want to be eligible to participate in this quarter'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 quarter)
    • 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 quarter'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 quarter'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 quarter!
    • 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.
    • 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 quarter. 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 Tuesday, January 2nd!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view the Q1 2018 contest spreadsheet-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 Quarterly contest winners-
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    Click on the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 Quarterly contest winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 Stockaholics stock picking challenge leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 quarterly stock picking contest members records-
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    Quarterly Stockaholics SPX Sentiment Poll

    How will the S&P close out Q1 - 2018 (January - March)?

    This is a poll for Q1 - 2018 (January - March)
    Expires Tuesday at the opening bell on: 1/2/18
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

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    Starting Point:
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    **Starting point to be edited into this post after quarter close**
    *Link to Previous Quarterly 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 Q4 - 2017 (October - December)
    2,519.36
    2,673.61 +6.12%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the quarterly poll tally for Q4! 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 +/-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 quarter 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, Nov 11, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
  2. Steven_Burt

    Steven_Burt Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking up pretty good first 1/2 year, and some pressure last 1/2. 6% ish on the year
     
  3. Timbo

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    DOWN
     
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  4. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting up

    AMD - long
    OPK - long
     
  5. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to the Q4 contest winner and 1st time winner of the quarterly stock contest in 2017 -- @twerpner! :cool:

    Some worthy mentions also go out to our 2nd place winner -- @bigbear0083 and 3rd place winner -- @stock1234!

    Here was this quarter's final contest results:
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    Click the button below to view the complete quarterly contest winners & their winning picks in 2017-
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    And here is the final quarterly contest members leaderboard as of quarter ending 4-
    Congratulations to @stock1234 & @bigbear0083 our winners with 21 points this year!
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    Click the button below to view the 2017 Stockaholics stock picking challenge leaderboard-
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    And finally, we have the complete quarterly stock picking challenge members history which includes every pick from our active participants this year.

    Click the button below to view the 2017 quarterly stock picking contest members records-
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  6. bigbear0083

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    Post #1 Updated!
    Scores Graded!


    Click the button below to view the full 2017 Stockaholics Poll Member Voting Record-
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    *Link to Previous Quarterly Poll Thread*

    Stockaholics wins the quarterly poll tally for Q4! Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    Shout outs are in order to our 5 posted UP voters for Q4 2017-

    @bigbear0083
    @Ken34
    @anotherdevilsadvocate
    @stock1234
    @Timbo

    Special commendation goes out to our quarterly poll consecutive leader with 2 in a row!-

    @stock1234

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    And lastly a special commendation goes out to our overall quarterly poll percentage winner for the year with an 66.67% voting accuracy in 2017!-

    @stock1234

    Here is the final quarterly poll members voting record leaderboard as of quarter ending 4-
    Congratulation to @anotherdevilsadvocate & @stock1234 our winners with 11 points this year! :cool:
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    Click the button below to view the complete 2017 Poll Member Voting Record Leaderboard-
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    Whelp, that is a wrap from me this quarter ... GLTA in Q1 of 2018 and I hope you all have an awesome trading in Q1! 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 Tuesday!!!
     
  7. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market DOWN

    VEDL - long
    NOVT - long
     
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  8. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market - UP

    PCLN - Long
    MTN - Long
     
  9. Steven_Burt

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    LONG - NTNX
    LONG - ROKU
     
  10. bigbear0083

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    market down, thinking we'll see our first real pullback in forever this quarter

    len - long
    lmt - long
     
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  11. bigbear0083

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    Here is the Q1 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 Q1 2018! :cool:

    @anotherdevilsadvocate
    @bigbear0083
    @Three Eyes
    @Ken34
    @Steven_Burt

    NOTE: I am just posting up this quarter'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 quarter'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. ;)
     
  12. Onepoint272

    Onepoint272 Well-Known Member

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    market - down
    WFC - long
    SKX - long
     
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  13. Timbo

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    Kinda out of the loop on stocks, so I'm going to sideline for awhile. Sticking to my guns on the decent correction though. Keeping my couch money on the worthless bitcoin bubble along w a few more cryptos. :rolleyes::D
     
  14. BermudianOption

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    Market - up

    NEM - Long
    LYG - Long
     
  15. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market Up

    FCX - Long
    SQ - Short
     
  16. bigbear0083

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    Q1 quarterly SPX update as of month ending January-

    START: 2,673.61
    CURRENT: 2,823.81 (+5.62%)


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    Q1 quarterly contest update as of month end January.

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Ken34!

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    Q1 quarterly SPX update as of month ending February-

    START: 2,673.61
    CURRENT: 2,713.83 (+1.50%)


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    Q1 quarterly contest update as of month end February.

    Shout out to our current leader -- @anotherdevilsadvocate !

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  18. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Q1 quarterly SPX update as of 3.23.18-

    START (12/29/17 CLOSE): 2,673.61
    CURRENT (3/23/18 CLOSE): 2,588.26 (-3.19%)


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    Q1 quarterly contest update as of 3.23.18.

    Shout out to our current leader -- @Three Eyes with only one more week left to go in the quarter! :cool:

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