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Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll (4/2-4/6)

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How do you see the SPX closing for the week of (4/2-4/6)?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2018.
  1. Up.

    37.5%
  2. Flat. (+/-0.50% or less)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Down.

    62.5%
  1. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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    Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest for the Week of (4/2-4/6)
    (Read this first post for the Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest)


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    Congrats to @bigbear0083 the Stockaholics Weekly Contest Winner for the Week of (3/26-3/30)!

    *Link to Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest Thread for the Week of (3/26-3/30)*

    On to the next! The Stockaholics Weekly Stock Picking Contest for the Week of (4/2-4/6) starts at the opening bell on Monday, April 2nd, 2018.

    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 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 (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, April 2nd!

    GLTA.

    Click the button below to view this week's contest spreadsheet-
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    Click the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 weekly contest winners-
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    Click the button below to view the Stockaholics 2018 weekly 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 weekly stock picking contest members records-
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    This is a poll for the week of 4/2-4/6, 2018
    Expires Monday at the opening bell on: 4/2/18
    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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    **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 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 (3/26-3/30)
    2,588.26
    2,640.87 +2.03%


    Stockaholics Voted
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    Stockaholics wins the weekly poll tally for this past 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, Mar 13, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2018
  2. bigbear0083

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    Congratulations to this week's contest winner and 2nd time winner of the weekly stock contest in 2018 (2nd time winner in Q1!) -- @bigbear0083! :cool:

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

    Here was this week's final contest results:
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    Here are this year's weekly contest winners & their winning picks in 2018 thus far-
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    Click the button below to view the complete weekly contest winners & their winning picks in 2018 thus far-
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    And here is the weekly contest members leaderboard as of quarter ending Q1-
    Congratulations to @Ken34 & @bigbear0083 our Q1 weekly contest members leaderboard winners with 82 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @Ken34 & @bigbear0083 are also our first time winners of the weekly stock pick contest members leaderboard this year!-
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    Click the button below to view the 2018 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 2018 weekly stock picking contest members records-
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  3. bigbear0083

    bigbear0083 Content Manager
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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 Weekly Poll Thread*

    Stockaholics wins the weekly poll tally for this past week. Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    Shout out goes out to our 6 posted UP voters for this past week!-

    @bigbear0083
    @Ken34
    @Steven_Burt
    @Onepoint272
    @stock1234
    @Three Eyes

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

    @Steven_Burt

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    @stock1234 was our weekly poll percentage winner for Q1 with a 53.85% voting accuracy! :cool:

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    Here is a look at the weekly poll members voting record leaderboard as of quarter ending Q1-
    Congratulations to @Three Eyes our weekly poll members leaderboard winner with 43 points this quarter! :cool:
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    @Three Eyes is also our first time winner of the weekly poll members voting record leaderboard this year!-
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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 week ... and I hope you all have an awesome weekend ahead! Have fun and be safe! 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!!!
     
  4. bigbear0083

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    market - up

    olli - long
    conn - long
     
  5. bigbear0083

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    Here is this week's 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 this week! :cool:

    @bigbear0083

    NOTE: I am just posting up this week'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 week'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. ;)
     
  6. bigbear0083

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    Also, just a very quick heads up in here for those of you who don't venture outside of these weekly contest threads.

    We also have our daily, monthly and quarterly contest threads up and running for this upcoming week as well-

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    And finally, we have our weekly mystery chart challenge thread up as well!
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    It would be pretty awesome to see you guys also join and participate on those as well. ;)
     
  7. Steven_Burt

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    Market - DOWN
    SGH - LONG
    ORBK - LONG
     
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  8. Ken34

    Ken34 2017 Stock Picking Contest Winner

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    voting market down

    mu - long
    rtn - long
     
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  9. anotherdevilsadvocate

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    Market DOWN, just assuming we will not challenge 2680 right now.

    PLAY - short
    AYI - short

    PLAY is different from other restaurant stocks. Restaurants are benefiting greatly from food delivery; but PLAY (ticker of Dave & Busters) is the restaurant whose business is built on you going to the mall and playing games.
    Did you know there are more arcades now than in the 80's, when kids were flocking there to play Pac Man? Even with free apps on cell phones, nowadays arcades are trying to make a buck on nostalgia. Sounds like an oversaturation, with PLAY at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
     
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  10. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market - Up [we're going to continue these little whipsaws, and this would be an up-week.]

    KMX - Long [earnings this week, and expecting Carmax to rise in anticipation. Chart looks open to the idea, too!]
    WYNN - Long [Macau gaming numbers this week, and stock ready for full recovery from late January drop.]
     
  11. BermudianOption

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    Market down

    PBF - Long
    ALB - Short
     
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  12. stock1234

    stock1234 2017 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Market Down

    CSCO - Long

    LB - Short
     
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  13. Onepoint272

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    Market - UP

    PANW - Long - broke out of a re-accumulation trading range 5 weeks ago and now backing up. Current price $181.52 with P&F target of $446.
    FIVE - Long - currently priced at $73.34 it is in the beginning of a mark-up phase with a P&F target of $185.

    Market Rationale: Last week the market had been trading in a smaller range near the low of the larger range but above the February low and although the down-waves show greater volume, I'm going to say that is a mark of bag holding (smart money holding their bags open below a certain price and letting the public sell into them). Therefore I will guess up for this next week.

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  14. internationalstocks

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    Market down
    Facebook-Short
    VXX-Long
     
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  15. bigbear0083

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    Midweek SPX update-

    START (3/29 CLOSE): 2,640.87
    CURRENT (4/4 CLOSE): 2,644.69 (+0.14%)


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    Midweek weekly contest update:

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

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