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  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Second Chance Showdown! Monday, 7 May 2007 | 3:58 PM ET

    Here's our re-cap of the day, with the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks and the trivia questions. Don't forget, we have added the Second Chance Showdown as a bonus round for contestants--that don't make the finals. And Donald Tang has been declared the week 9 winner. Here are the trivia questions. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: The Royal Bank of Scotland put in a bid to buy ABN Amro's LaSalle Bank. How much is the bid? Your selection of answers is: 18.5 Billion or $32.8 Billion or $24.5 Billion or $15.3 billion.

  • Guest Blogger Mishlove: Monday's Contest Picks Monday, 7 May 2007 | 11:35 AM ET

    Hey everyone, here's Jeff Mishlove with his latest round of contest stock picks. He seems to be doing pretty well with his picks. Are you? Here he is: As I reported in Friday’s blog, and earlier, Week 8 of the contest was a thrilling experience for me – as I ended up on the weekly leaderboard in second place – with a portfolio that appreciated 112.98% for the week.

  • Earnings and Merger Talks "Create" Best Stocks Monday, 7 May 2007 | 11:16 AM ET

    Here's our latest contest "stock report." We talked earlier today about how Crocs put Serge Amelyan back into first place on the leaderboard. A very good earnings report put Serge, and others who owned Crocs, into the "stratosphere" so to speak. Meanwhile, a takeover report moved Reuters into the lead of best performing stocks. Also, BQI moved into the most active and widely held lists--on what could be an "active" day for the stock.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And More Friday, 4 May 2007 | 2:15 PM ET

    Hey folks--here's our update of the latest stats and figures. Remember--this Monday, the 7th at 9:30 am EST is the last time anyone can register for the contest. So tell your friends if they want to get in and you can get some Bonus Bucks. We'll start with the trivia. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Gas prices have surged over the past month. How much have gas prices increased over the past month? Your selection of answer is: $0.37 or $0.10 or $0.50 or $0.30.

  • Guest Blogger Sykes: More Contest Picks Friday, 4 May 2007 | 1:10 PM ET

    Timothy Sykes is back with his latest round of picks. Let's get right to them. By the way, he says he can't get enough of this as he's determined to come up with winners! Here his post: Instead of just commentating, I really wish I was playing this game! But when CNBC asked me to appear on air, I disqualified myself so there would be no conflict of interest with my picks. Ah, regulations, even in a contest, you gotta love them!

  • Contest Stocks Feel Good And Bad of Earnings Friday, 4 May 2007 | 10:06 AM ET

    Here's our latest contest "stock report." It was a good day, bad day as you can see from the best and worst performers--due to earnings. That's obviously going to be the case with every stock--which way the earnings will push the price--and your contest portfolio if you own them. A couple of new names on most active (GMST, AGII) while most widely held remain the same. Here ya go.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And More Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 3:02 PM ET

    Hey folks. Here's our re-cap of the day. We have the leaderboard, most active and widely held and the trivia questions. Here we go. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: General Motor's earnings came in below analyst expectations. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $0.17 or $0.10 or $0.19 or $0.23.

  • Contest Stocks: Earnings Again Boost Winners Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    Here's a look at the stocks making contest "news." Earnings helped the best performers while M&A talks took their toll on the worst performers--as you'll see below. Charter appears on the most widely held list as well as taking its usual spot on the most actives. If there's a lesson here folks--it's earnings--which can boost a stock for big gains--but can also hurt. The guessing "game" as always, is to figure out which way they will go.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And More Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 3:59 PM ET

    Here's our re-cap of the day, with the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks and the trivia questions. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: The Royal Bank of Australia has decided to keep interest rates on hold at what percent? Your selection of answers is: 6.0% or 6.25% or 5.25% or 5.75%.

  • Contest Stocks Reap Benefits From M&A Talks Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 10:16 AM ET

    Here's our latest contest "stock report." Dow Jones certainly proved a big winner with the unsolicited takeover bid by Rupert Murdoch. But DJ wasn't the only stock benefiting from M&A talk--as you can see. Meanwhile, earnings took their toll on the worst performers. There's a couple of new names (MOVE, ENTG) on the most active list--while the widely helds remained the same.

  • Top Two Holding Tight on Leaderboard Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 9:39 AM ET

    Good morning all. Shi Nisman maintains his lead and Serge Amelyan holds firm in second place. Shi is in first with a total portfolio value of $4,196,906.55 up $105,883.26 from Monday's total. Shi gained $105,883.26 on the sale of Qwest Communications which was up by 2.59% Tuesday, on positive earnings. Shi is now all-in on SPX Corporation.

  • Could AT&T Make a Bid for Alltel? Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 8:02 PM ET

    Tonight, it's all about telco on Mad Money, and Cramer thinks he's found a small wireless provider that might be offering itself up as an acquisition target.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.

  • Playing the Telco Spending Cycle Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 8:01 PM ET

    Cramer thinks the big phone companies are ready to open their wallets. That could be good news for Tellabs and Ciena.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.

  • Dialing Up Defense Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 7:58 PM ET

    Retail isn’t looking all that good these days, Cramer says. So he wants you playing defense, and he wants you to start now. Tonight, he’s offering up three telecommunications plays, classic market defense, to try to keep you making money while other stocks falter. 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.

  • Re-cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And More Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 3:26 PM ET

    Here's our re-cap for the day--with the leaderboard/s, most active and widely held, and our trivia questions. We'll start there. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Today supermodel Kate Moss unveiled a new collection of clothing. At what major British retailer will the line be sold? Your selection of answers is: Wal-Mart or Harrod's or Marks & Spencer or Topshop.

  • Stock Close Up: Qwest From Most Active List Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 2:37 PM ET

    Here's a closer look at one of the newest stocks on the contest most active list--Qwest. Let's start with what the company does: is a provider of voice, data and video services. The Company operates most of its business within its local service area, which consists of the 14-state region of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Celeb Hudson "Rolls On" Up to 2nd Place Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 11:49 AM ET
    Ernie Hudson

    Wow--actor Ernie Hudson pulled out all the stops (thus his picture gets listed) and jumped from 4th into 2nd place in Trading With The Stars. This continues his momentous climb as he had previously moved from 8th to 4th. So Ernie is definitely on a roll or donut -or just plain getting some great advice. Ernie knocks fellow actor Stephen Collins into 4th place behind James Cromwell, while Jonathan Tucker keeps a hold on 1st place. And Johnny Bench might take a few lessons from Ernie. The Hall of Fame catcher keeps 10th place very warm!

  • Contest Stocks: New Names Make Most Active List Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    Hey everyone. Here's a look at what the contest stocks are doing. We've added number of shares for the most active. Speaking of the most active, three names make an appearance for the first time--Qwest, Nam Tia Electronics and Vishay Intertechnology. But FMT and BQI are knocked out of the most active. The widely held remain the same. Two "bigger" companies...Chiquita and Wrigley...appear on the list of biggest gainers.

  • Top Position Holds But Losing Ground Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 9:26 AM ET

    Good morning. Shi Nisman is still #1 with a total portfolio value of $4,088,023.29--but down $65,544.02 from Friday's total. Shi Lost the $65k on the sale of Regal Beloit Corp. which was down by 1.58% Monday, but he added another $3,000 in bonus bucks. Shi is now all-in with Qwest Communications. Serge Amelyan is #2 with a total portfolio value of $4,053,029.62. Serge is all-in cash.

  • Qwest's company headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

    Qwest Communications International  said Tuesday first-quarter earnings rose sharply, helped by expanding margins, stronger data revenue, and an increase in high-speed Internet subscribers.

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