Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge Chris Gardner

  • Ernie Hudson

    Wow--did actor Ernie Hudson made a move or what Wednesday in "Trading With The Stars." He's now in 2nd place after making the biggest climb of any celeb trader so far. Ernie moved 5 places after being in 7th just the day before. How did he do it? Seems he sold all he had and is now strictly in cash. Will that strategy hold? Remains to be seen.

  • Here's our current celebrity standings for "Trading With The Stars," and what they've been up to. Not much difference from Monday, as the top three spots remain the same. But Judy Gold is slipping down a bit. She was in 4th place after Monday's action, but is now in 6th from Tuesday. James Cromwell moves up to 5th from 6th.

  • How are the celebs doing in "Trading With The Stars" you ask? Well, after Monday's action, Jonathan Tucker increased his portfolio value by $9,480 and stays in 1st place. Chris Moneymaker takes the #2 spot while Judy Gold drops 2 places to number 4. 

  • Here's our exclusive web cast on investment strategies to help you win the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. CNBC host Dylan Ratigan talks with Bill Barker, Motley Fool senior analyst, and Arthur Hogan, Jefferies managing director offerd his own high-risk, high-return stock picks.

  • How are the celebs doing with the "Trading With The Stars" portion of our portfolio challenge? Well, as you can see from the numbers below, it would be hard to recommend their strategy to non-celeb contestants. Conservative (and we don't mean politics) seems to be the watch word.

  • Okay--here's our current celebrity standings as of the market close on Thursday, 3/15. Overall their approach is still a lot more conservative than the majority of our non-celeb leaders - more stable companies and purchases spread across multiple stocks, and it might end up being a race to see who can lose the least. But that's probably to be expected....

  • Jonathan Tucker

    Okay--time to look at who's "stock picking" star is shining among our show celebs competing in "Trading With The Stars. CNBC show producers are getting into the act with comments like "Now he's kicking butt" and "Go Tucker Go!" Here's why they're saying that.

  • We're adding some "star power" to the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. In conjunction with the Challenge, we're pitting CNBC program against program and celebrity against celebrity to see who has the best stock-trading chops.