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  • Motorola Swings To Loss On Weak Handset Operations Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 11:02 AM ET

    Motorola, the world's second-biggest mobile phone maker, posted a first-quarter loss on weak handset sales and gave new forecasts that raised fresh questions about when the company would become profitable again.

  • Jos A Bank "Wears" Its Way Into A Best Performer Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 10:29 AM ET

    Here's a look at the contest stocks making news. Earnings boosted Jos A Bank to one of the best performing stocks--as the clothing store chain saw its income rise from a year ago. Also on the best performing list--East West Bancorp. We noted earlier that this stock pushed Serge Amelayn into the current top spot on the leaderboard. Here ya go:

  • Update: Leaderboard, Most Active And Trivia Question Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 3:59 PM ET

    Hey folks--here's an update of the lastest action from the leaderboard, to most active stocks. And of course we announced weekly winner #6--James Kraber.  On another note, there was an error found in the news trivia question for today. Again, as we posted just a while ago, those who tried to answer the question will receive the value of the news trivia question: $1,000 in Bonus Bucks. Again--that's ONLY for those who tried to answer the question. Here's the update:

  • James Kraber: How Did He Become Winner #6? Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 11:23 AM ET

    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.

  • CNBC’s Faber: Bidding War Brewing For Bell Canada Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    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.

  • Contest Stocks: Freemont General A Best Performer Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 10:33 AM ET

    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...

  • Celeb Moneymaker Keeps Top Spot: Garson In Second Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 11:24 AM ET

    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...

  • Update: Contest Stock Movers And Shakers Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 9:56 AM ET

    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:

  • Leaderboard: The Parker And James Show Continues Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 9:29 AM ET

    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.

  • Celeb Moneymaker: Back On Top-Once More (Again!) Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    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).

  • Sector Analysis: Diversification Becomes "Mantra" Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 10:18 AM ET

    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%.

  • Stock Update: The Best And Worst Of Your Trades Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 9:48 AM ET

    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:

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Most Active, "How To Win" Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 4:09 PM ET

    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 millions@cnbc.com. The video here is from the "Power Lunch" crew. "How to Win" airs tomorrow night at 7 PM EST ONLY on CNBC-TV.

  • Same Stocks Dominate Most Active And Widely Held Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 10:01 AM ET

    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.

  • Off to the Races Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 6:11 PM ET

    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.

  • Contest Stocks: CMGI Loses One Of Its Top Spots Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 9:52 AM ET

    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..

  • Don't Give Up on Charter Yet Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 6:11 PM ET

    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.”

  • Most Actives, Widely Held And Worst Performers Friday, 6 Apr 2007 | 9:14 AM ET

    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.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Air France-KLM Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | 6:58 AM ET

    Shares in Air France-KLM increased on Friday after Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “buy” from “hold”.

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