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StonkForums 2024 Yearly Stock Picking Contest & SPX Sentiment Poll

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How do you see the SPX closing out the full year of 2024?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2024.
  1. Up.

    66.7%
  2. Flat. (+/-1% or less)

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  3. Down.

    33.3%
  1. StonkForums Bot

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    StonkForums 2024 Yearly Stock Picking Contest

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    Congrats to @stock1234 the StonkForums 2023 stock picking contest winner!

    *Link to StonkForums 2023 Yearly Stock Picking Contest*

    On to the next! The StonkForums 2024 Yearly Stock Picking Contest starts at the opening bell on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.

    If you want to be eligible to participate in this year'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 the closing price of the last trading day of the prior year 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 year'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 year'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 year!
    • 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.
    • 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 year. 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 StonkForums 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 Here to view this year's contest spreadsheet!)

    EMBEDDED SHEET:



    Click the button below to submit your yearly picks 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 Here to view the StonkForums Yearly Contest Winners!)

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    This is a yearly poll for 2024
    Expires Tuesday at the opening bell on: 1/2/24
    Don't forget to click the "Vote Now" button! ;)

    How does StonkForums think the S&P500 will close the year?

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    Starting point:
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    **Starting point will be edited into this post after last trading day of the prior year**
    *Link to Previous Yearly Poll Thread*
    Don't forget to post your vote to be listed in the 2024

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    Results from the last poll for the year of 2023
    3,839.50
    4,769.83 (+24.23%)


    StonkForums Voted
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    No yearly poll tally for SF this year. 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 year 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 StonkForums Bot, Oct 4, 2023
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed (around 11am eastern time on Friday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

    (Sidenote: If the winner turns out to be incorrect initially, then I'll try to come back to correcting this sometime next week whenever I have some free time.)

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    Congratulations to the 2023 contest winner -- @stock1234! :cool:

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

    Here was this year's final contest results:
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    (Click Here to view the StonkForums Yearly Contest Winners!)
     
    #2 bigbear0083, Dec 29, 2023
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    Post #1 Updated!
    Scores Graded!


    Click the button below to view the full 2022 Poll Member Voting Record-
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    *Link to Previous Yearly 2022 Poll Thread*

    No yearly poll tally for SF this year. Credit goes to the UP votes! :cool:

    @Stoch

    Our current quarterly market direction poll winning streak high belongs to @Stoch with 2 correct calls! :worship:

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    @Stoch is our overall yearly poll percentage leader for the decade with a 100.00% yearly voting accuracy thus far. :cool3:

    Onto the next! Don't forget to click in your vote on the poll at the top of this thread & also post your vote on this thread before 4AM eastern time on Tuesday morning!
     
    #3 bigbear0083, Dec 29, 2023
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    market down
     
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    hey guys, just reminder in here in case any of you missed it from the other day!

    there is a brand new yearly 2024 market sentiment poll now up to gauge just how bullish or bearish you guys are for the full year for 2024.

    that thread is located at this link here:
    https://stonkforums.myvnc.com/forum...rish-are-you-on-the-u-s-markets-in-2024.2173/
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    click there to open!


    meanwhile, i've also setup a yearly 10-pick portfolio challenge for the community here as well!

    that thread is located at this link here:
    https://stonkforums.myvnc.com/forum...forums-2024-10-pick-portfolio-challenge.2174/
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    click there to open!


    the 10-pick challenge is something i haven't tried running in here for a long time. but i think it could be a fun little competition for us to monitor throughout the course of 2024. glta! :D
     
  6. Stoch

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    Market up
     
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed (around 9am eastern time on Friday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 1/5/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (1/5/24 CLOSE): 4,697.24 (-1.52%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 1/5/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @bigbear0083! :cool3:

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    #8 bigbear0083, Jan 5, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed (around 12pm eastern time on Friday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 1/12/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (1/12/24 CLOSE): 4,783.83 (+0.29%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 1/12/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @stock1234! :cool3:

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    #9 bigbear0083, Jan 12, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed (around 9:30am eastern time on Friday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 1/19/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (1/19/24 CLOSE): 4,839.81 (+1.47%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 1/19/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @stock1234! :cool3:

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    #10 bigbear0083, Jan 19, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed for the week (around 11am eastern time on Thursday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 1/26/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (1/26/24 CLOSE): 4,890.97 (+2.54%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 1/26/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @stock1234! :cool3:

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    #11 bigbear0083, Jan 25, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed for the week (around 11am eastern time on Thursday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 2/2/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (2/2/24 CLOSE): 4,958.61 (+3.96%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 2/2/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @stock1234! :cool3:

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    #12 bigbear0083, Feb 1, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed for the week (around 12pm eastern time on Monday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 2/9/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (2/9/24 CLOSE): 5,026.61 (+5.38%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 2/9/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @CptG! :cool3:

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    #13 bigbear0083, Feb 5, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed for the week (around 1pm eastern time on Monday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 2/16/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (2/16/24 CLOSE): 5,005.57 (+4.94%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 2/16/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @CptG! :cool3:

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    #14 bigbear0083, Feb 12, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed for the week (around 1pm eastern time on Monday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 2/23/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (2/23/24 CLOSE): 5,088.80 (+6.69%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 2/23/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @CptG! :cool3:

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    #15 bigbear0083, Feb 20, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed for the week (around 11am eastern time on Monday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 3/1/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (3/1/24 CLOSE): 5,137.08 (+7.70%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 3/1/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @CptG! :cool3:

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    #16 bigbear0083, Feb 26, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed for the week (around 11am eastern time on Monday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 3/8/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (3/8/24 CLOSE): 5,123.69 (+7.42%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 3/8/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @CptG! :cool3:

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    #17 bigbear0083, Mar 4, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed for the week (around 2pm eastern time on Wednesday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 3/15/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (3/15/24 CLOSE): 5,117.09 (+7.28%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 3/15/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @CptG! :cool3:

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    #18 bigbear0083, Mar 13, 2024
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed for the week (around 11am eastern time on Monday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 3/22/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (3/22/24 CLOSE): 5,234.18 (+9.74%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 3/22/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @CptG! :cool3:

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    #19 bigbear0083, Mar 18, 2024
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    Just a quick heads up here guys! I'm updating this thread before the market has even closed for the week (around 11am eastern time on Monday), so you'll notice the closing values in my screenshot does reflect the closing values for the day. You can just simply view the spreadsheet to get the absolute updated closing values. Unfortunately, I need to update these threads now as I'm extremely pressed for time nowadays. So sorry for this small inconvenience here guys! Greatly appreciate your understanding. :)

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    2024 SPX update as of week ending 3/29/24:

    START (12/29/23 CLOSE): 4,769.83
    CURRENT (3/28/24 CLOSE): 5,254.35 (+10.16%)


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    2024 contest update as of week ending 3/29/24:

    Shout out to our current leader -- @CptG! :cool3:

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    #20 bigbear0083, Mar 25, 2024
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2024