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  • Celebs "Acting Up A Storm" In Last Days Of Trades Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 11:31 AM ET

    The top 4 celebrities remain constant with Jonathan Tucker holding onto his lead with only $62,581.29 separating him from Stephen Collins. Poker champion Moneymaker is betting on Allscripts Healthcare to move him up from 4th on strong earnings after the bell Tuesday. And Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is counting on American Oriental Bioengineering to continue to perform--as he's in 5th place.

  • Contest Stocks: BQI "Slips" From Active, Widely Held Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 10:04 AM ET

    Here's our daily contest "stock report." Earnings again helped and hurt performance. The most active and widely held  pretty much the same--except for ENTG and BQI which both fell out of the most active. And gas and oil company BQI also fell from the most widely held. Here you go. Best performing trades by % gain from Monday's close to Tuesday's close:

  • Private Equity Groups in Talks to Buy Alltel: Reports Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 7:55 AM ET

    At least three groups of private-equity buyers have formed to pursue a potential purchase of wireless carrier Alltel, according to media reports.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks, Trivia Questions Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 3:53 PM ET

    Here's our update of facts and figures for today. We'll start with the trivia questions. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Thomson reported today that it was in talks with Reuters over a potential merger. How much would the deal be worth? Your selection of answers is: Answer: $17.6 billion. Your selection of answers is: $17.6 Billion or $22.4 Billion or  $20.3 Billion or  $32 billion.

  • Celeb Collins Aims For Top Spot With Stars Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 11:57 AM ET
    Stephen Collins

    It's certainly coming down to the wire in Trading With The Stars. As we said, this is the last week for this part of the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. And Jonathan Tucker stays on top with a total portfolio value of $1,204,305.00 which is up $5,905.00 from Friday's total. Stephen Collins continues in the #2 spot with a total portfolio value of $1,166,355.20. That's up $6,348.18 from Friday's total and Stephen continues to close the gap with Jonathan Tucker.

  • Craig Moffett, senior cable and satellite analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that cable appears poised to beat satellite TV in the marketplace. “I wouldn’t say (satellite) is dying, but remember that it’s a one-way technology in what’s increasingly a two-way world,” Moffett said Tuesday.

  • Contest Stocks: Earnings, M&A, New Most Actives Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 9:55 AM ET

    Today's contest "stock report" shows a couple of the most actives turned out to be a couple of the worst performers--as FMT and ENTG showed negative results for traders. Meanwhile, earnings and M&A "talks" boosted the best performers into some very good gains. And back to the most actives--here are some new names make the list: ABY, GSS and KGC.

  • 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.

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