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Hey there folks. Here's more on weekly winner #6 James Kraber. It's a beakdown of his contest strategy--with some numbers and stocks to go with it. James gained 53.85% since the close on Friday, April 6th where he had a portfolio value of $795,393.08 and ended the week after Monday's close with a portfolio value of $1,223,675.94.
A battle among Canadian pension funds and U.S. private equity firms is brewing for control of Canada’s biggest telecommunications company, CNBC’s David Faber reported. BCE, parent of Canadian phone company Bell Canada, confirmed Tuesday that it is in exclusive discussions to sell the company to a group of pension fund managers that would take the telecom private.
Here's our look at the stocks making our best and most active lists. Small caps seem to be the main focus among contest traders. And Freemont General is back strong--not only as a most active but as a best performer. It hasn't played itself out yet as news about selling some of the company's subprime loans had an affect. Also--news on Sallie Mae had an impact on more than just iteself. Take a look...
World champ poker player Chris Moneymaker retains his lead in Trading With The Stars--though actor Willie Garson climbed back into second. Only about $10,000 separates the two. The balance between the two will hang on Monday's (today's) performance of Moneymaker's purchase of Rio Narcea Mines and Willie's buy of Mattel. AND Johnny Bench fought his way...
Here's our look at contest stocks from Thursday's close to Friday's close. Old stand by Freemont General brought owners/sellers some new gains. The most active and widely held stocks remained pretty much the same as they have been. One of the best performers Cott, was up on consolidation news involving Cadbury. Here's the breakdown:
Good morning all. Parker Robinson and James Kraber maintain the top two spots on the overall leaderboard. As the leaders begin to amass more capital, they are starting to make less risky trades and diversify more. Parker's portfolio value stands at $2,826,461.09 up only $2,950 including $3,000 in bonus bucks.
It's a back and forth tug of war in Trading With The Stars between champion poker player Chris Moneymaker and actor Willie Garson--as Chris wrestles the lead back from Willie on his Krispy Kreme trade. This is turning into quite a "horse race" between the two--as each nudges into the lead only to be pushed back by the other. (we'll keep working on our metaphors if they keep doing this).
Folks--here's a sector breakdown from our crack analystical team on what's happening with the stocks you contestants are buying. And there's been a "sea change" for sure. The analyses run through 3/28, found that over 50% of the leaders' trades occurred in retail and technology. But the current analysis--run from 3/29 - 4/10, shows that the contest leaders are now much more diversified with the top group only comprising 8.07%.
Hey folks. Here's a look at the contest stocks making "news." The best performing stocks seemed to gain steam from takover news. Worst performers lost on earnings. The most actives remain mostly the same--except for the appearance of Charter Comm. Again, "Mad Money's Jim Cramer seems to have had an affect there. Take a look:
Hey everyone. Here's a recap of today from the leaderboard, to the most active and widely held stocks and the trivia questions. Also--don't forget to send in your emails for tomorrow (Friday) night's "How To Win" contest show. Have your questions read on the air and get the answers you need. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The video here is from the "Power Lunch" crew. "How to Win" airs tomorrow night at 7 PM EST ONLY on CNBC-TV.
Here's our look at stock performance from the most recent contest trading sessions. Stock upgrades and same sales reports, as well as earnings numbers had an affect. "Mad Money's" Jim Cramer seemed to have had an impact as well, on one of the most actives-- as you can see. Familiar names still dominate most active and widely held stocks.
Sometimes the best way to reinvigorate your love for investing is to gamble on a few speculative stocks. Tonight, Cramer shares three ponies he thinks are ready to run.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Okay, here's a look at the stocks making noise. We focused a bit yesterday on CMGI becasuse it was on top of both the most active and widely held lists. But--that changed as you will see. The best performing trades By % gain from Monday's close to Tuesday's close: United Rentals (URI): If you bought on Monday at $27.55 and held/sold on Tuesday with a close of $32.36..
Cramer’s been a fan of Charter Communications since February, but the stock has been an underperformer. He was just about to question his convictions when two very important things happened.
Richard Suttmeier, chief market strategist at Rightside.com, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” that he believes community and regional banks carry the most risk from the current real estate downturn. “I definitely think the financial sector is the most vulnerable sector in the market,” Suttmeier said Tuesday. “We’re looking at an over-valued sector getting weaker because of the stress in the banking system over the last five years given the troubles relative to the real estate market.”
Here's what you are doing stock wise: best performing trades by % gain from Wednesday's close to Thursday's close: M&F Worldwide: If you bought on Wednesday at $49.07 and held/sold on Thursday with a close of $60.65, the contestant gained 23.60% on the trade. MFW received early termination of the anti-trust waiting period for its acquisition of John H. Harland.
Shares in Air France-KLM increased on Friday after Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “buy” from “hold”.
You might call Dr. Ari Kiev, head doctor to the traders. He's a psychiatrist and regular guest on "How To Win." On the show last Friday, the good doctor said people are more than likely under estimating their ability when it comes to winning the contest. He even managed to throw in a quote from Nelson Mandela to prove his point!
Shares of Italy’s Pirelli soared to 9.67% Monday morning after it revealed late Sunday that it was in talks with U.S. telecom giant AT&T and its Mexican affiliate America Movil to sell two-thirds of its 80% stake in holding company Olimpia for 2.82 euros a share less debt.
Cap Gemini’s shares increased 2.37% in Paris trade Friday after Exane BNP Paribas upgraded the IT group from ‘neutral’ to ‘outperform’, citing the company’s strong growth prospects based on its business mix, cost control and use of off-shoring.