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Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll (1/7-1/11)

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How do you see the SPX closing for the week of (1/7-1/11)?

Poll closed Jan 7, 2019.
  1. Up.

    80.0%
  2. Flat. (+/-0.50% or less)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Down.

    20.0%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest for the Week of (1/7-1/11)
    (Read this first post for the Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest)


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    Congrats to @emmett kelly the Stockaholics Weekly Contest Winner for the Week of (12/31-1/4)!

    *Link to Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest Thread for the Week of (12/31-1/4)*

    On to the next! The Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest for the Week of (1/7-1/11) starts at the opening bell on Monday, January 7th, 2019.

    If you want to be eligible to participate in this week'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 week)
    • 3.) Both of your picks MUST each be at least $2 from Friday'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 this week'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 week'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 week!
    • 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 week. 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, January 7th!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view this week's contest spreadsheet-
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    EMEDDED SHEET:



    Click the button below to submit your weekly picks via the Google Form-
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    EMBEDDED FORM:



    Click the button below to view the Stockaholics 2019 weekly contest winners-
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    Click the button below to view the Stockaholics 2019 weekly contest winners spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 Stockaholics stock picking contest members leaderboard-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 weekly stock picking contest members records-
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    This is a poll for the week of 1/7-1/11, 2019
    Expires Monday at the opening bell on: 1/7/19
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

    How does Stockaholics think the S&P500 will close the week?

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    Starting point:
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    DYNAMIC SPX WEEKLY CHART:

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    **Starting point will be edited into this post after Friday close**
    *Link to Previous Weekly 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 (12/31-1/4)
    2,485.74
    2,531.94 (+1.86%)


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the weekly poll tally this week! 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 +/-0.50% 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) Because of the poll expiration at Sunday midnight GMT time zone, (Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST) I manually close the poll around 9pm - midnight in PST, or before I go to bed. You may notice the poll says to expire on Monday, but it does not. It will expire on Sunday the date that is in this post.4 pm PST / 7pm EST is just a bit too early and I want to give as much possible time for everyone to get a chance to vote.
    4) You may notice that some members have monthly and quarterly statistics in the spreadsheet. I add these based on at the start of the month or quarter taking into account past consistent voter-ship.
    5) 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.
    6) Starting and ending points based on official close of the market Friday.
    7) 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, Dec 18, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
  2. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to this week's contest winner and 1st time winner of the weekly stock contest in 2019 (1st time winner in Q1!) -- @emmett kelly! :cool:

    Some worthy mentions also go out to our 2nd place winner -- @Ken34 and 3rd place winner -- @Steven_Burt!

    Here was this week's final contest results:
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    Here are this year's weekly contest winners & their winning picks in Q1 thus far-
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    Click the button below to view the complete weekly contest winners & their winning picks in 2019 thus far-
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    And here is the weekly contest members leaderboard as of week ending 1.4.19-
    @emmet kelly is our current leader this quarter with 15 points! :cool:
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the weekly stock picking contest thus far in 2019-
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    Click the button below to view the 2019 Stockaholics stock picking challenge leaderboard-
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    And finally, we have the complete weekly stock picking challenge members history which includes every pick from our active participants this year.

    Click the button below to view the 2019 weekly stock picking contest 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 Record-
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    *Link to Previous Weekly Poll Thread*

    Stockaholics WON the weekly poll tally this week! Credit goes to the 5 participants who voted UP in the poll! :cool:

    @bigbear0083
    @Lico Inv
    @Ken34
    @emmett kelly
    @stock1234

    Weekly market direction voting poll stats:
    Here is a look at the weekly poll members voting record leaderboard as of week ending 1.4.19-
    @bigbear0083, @Lico Inv, @Ken34, @emmett kelly and @stock1234 are our current leaders this quarter with 5 points each! :cool:
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    And finally here are just some members stats from the weekly voting records thus far in 2019-
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    Click the button below to view the complete 2019 Poll Member 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:

    Post your Vote on this thread and make sure to also click in your Vote on the poll at the top by 9:30AM eastern time on Monday!
     
  4. bigbear0083

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    market - up
     
  5. Lico Inv

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    Market - up
     
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  6. Steven_Burt

    Steven_Burt Well-Known Member

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    Market - Down
     
  7. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market Up
     
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  8. snuffalchewy

    snuffalchewy Active Member

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    Market DOWN
     
  9. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market - UP
     
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  10. bigbear0083

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    Hey all, I just wanted to get a quick follow up on the drop down menu for the "Contests" tab on the navigation bar at the top here on the forums.

    Is everyone finding this useful, or nah?

    FWIW, I'm literally "hardcoding" all of those threads links in a template. :p

    Since editing these will just be a once per week type thing, I don't think it should be too big of an issue for me that ever week if people are finding them useful.

    I have all of our contest threads linked in there, including all of the upcoming daily contest threads for the week right in the drop down.

    Very easy access...all you guys have to do is hover your mouse pointer over the contests tab at the top, and it will drop down the follow-

    (All you have to do is simply click on each respective contest, and it will take you directly to the newest unread post. Hope you guys like! :))

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  11. bigbear0083

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    Oh and BTW, is anyone also finding the "embedded" sheets and forms on the first post of these threads useful as well? FWIW, these should be interactive (which means you should be able to submit your picks on the google form right from my first post, w/o having to click out of the forums)...except on some other operating systems like Chrome I think, which was tested out by another user. But, on most desktops and laptops, and even some mobile devices should work well. :)
     
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  12. emmett kelly

    emmett kelly Well-Known Member

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    Market UP
     
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  13. Onepoint272

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    Market UP.

    Last week the ES closed above the February low of 2589 and is now in a position to test the October low of 2603 and perhaps 2632, the 50% retracement off the September high.
     
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  14. rStock

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    Market UP
     
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  15. rStock

    rStock Well-Known Member

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    CY, it is useful if you're on computer ... but I can't view drop down on my phone ... it's ok, I can get around. Thanks
     
  16. bigbear0083

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    Midweek SPX update-

    START (1/4/19 CLOSE): 2,531.94
    CURRENT (1/9/19 CLOSE): 2,584.96 (+2.09%)


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    Midweek weekly contest update:

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

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  17. rStock

    rStock Well-Known Member

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    Finally my picks made a move ...

    Thanks CY for update
     
  18. rStock

    rStock Well-Known Member

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    Pls close my DXR at 11:50 @ $10.75


    Thanks CY
     

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