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  • 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%.

  • NVIDIA: Could It Be Contest Stock "Winner?" Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 3:18 PM ET

    Here's a report on Nvidia that ran on CNBC-TV today. Now, this is not exactly a contest breaking stock, but the company says it has made a high performance computer graphic card. In fact, they call it the world's fastest GPU. The company will release its earnings report next Thursday (5/10/07) so it might be worth a look. Again, this is not a recommendation.

  • M&A news and earnings updates were the catalysts behind some of Tuesday's most actively traded stocks.

  • Celeb Tucker Holds Lead: Cromwell Takes 2nd Spot! Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 11:52 AM ET
    James Tucker

    Actor Jonathan Tucker holds the lead in Trading With The Stars--as Ernie Hudson falls to 4th place from 2nd on a 30% decline on I2 Technologies. Meanwhile, James Cromwell moves into second followed by Stephen Collins in third. Only $982 separates James and Stephen--and lower down in the rankings--only about $200 separate Chris Moneymaker and Judy Gold. Willie falls from 5th to 9th losing over $72K and falling under $1M in total portfolio value, taking a hit on his sale of Glatfelter--which fell almost 7% Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • More On Weekly Winner Greyson Masters Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 1:51 PM ET

    Hey everyone. Here's some more info on our week 8 winner, Greyson Masters. He took the lead on the weekly winner board with an astounding 121.48% gain--ending the week at $5,843,082.83 up $3,204,844.38 from his total of $2,638,238.44 on Friday, 4/20.

  • M&A speculation and earnings updates were the catalysts behind some of Tuesday's most actively traded stocks.

  • 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.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And Trivia Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | 3:29 PM ET

    Here's our re-cap for today. We have the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks, week 8 winner and trivia questions. Here they are. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: As part of Delta's reorganization plan to emerge from bankruptcy, how many different types of planes will they fly? Your selection of answers is: 9 or 3 or 12 or 5.

  • Sykes: Early Week Contest Picks Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | 1:24 PM ET

    Hey folks. Guest blogger Timothy Sykes is back with his contest picks for the early week. Here he goes. Great Monday afternoon to everyone! Just got back from Orlando and I’m happy to see the markets moving steadily higher. Even though I’m primarily a short seller, I like to short into strength and it seems like we will have some or possibly much more of this type of action

  • Celeb Top Spots Hold: Others Battle For Position Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | 9:50 AM ET
    James Tucker

    Jonathan Tucker and Stephen Collins continue to hold the top 2 spots. Stephen added another $22K on big gains with Varian Semi Eqmt Assoc. which was up 22.79%. Neither made any transactions Friday besides adding $3,000 in bonus bucks each. Ernie Hudson jumped from #8 to #4 gaining $68,399.39 over Thursday's total mostly on the sale of Biadu.com Inc. which added $56,240.00. Meanwhile, Johnny Bench dropped from #7 back to the basement. Both of his holdings were down Friday for a loss of $32,242.72 or -3.08% on the day.

  • Contest Stocks: Earnings And More Earnings Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | 9:30 AM ET

    It's official--we are a broken record--as we talk once again about earnings when it comes to  contest stocks. Earnings affected the best performers as well as the worst, showing how dominate those numbers can be when it comes to stock performance. And the hope of good earnings today put a new name on the most active list. (see below). Here ya go:

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard(s), Stocks And Trivia Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 2:08 PM ET

    Here's our re-cap of the day, with the leaderboard, most active and widely held and the trivia questions. Also, there's the current weekly leader (again, not declaring a winner). We start with the trivia. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Currently, how many $1 Million homes are there on the market in Rockville, MD? Your selection of answers is: 38 or 18 or 24 or 32 And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: AT&T's CEO Edward Whitacre Jr. is set to retire. His pension plan will be worth more than how much?

  • Sykes: Why I'm "En Fuego" (On Fire) With Picks Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 12:31 PM ET

    Hey folks, we have guest blogger Timothy Sykes back today. And somewhat like Jeff Mishlove, Timothy points out some of his successes from the past week. (Timothy does make a nice point below about information from the experts.) Here he is:

  • Celebs "Trading"--But Not Top Places Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 11:53 AM ET
    James Tucker

    It's the "usual suspects" holding down the top three spots on Trading With The Stars. Jonathan Tucker and a very active Stephen Collins maintain a status quo by holding the first two positions. Jonathan has not made any transactions except for bonus bucks since 4/23, and Stephen had been active buying and selling and getting big gains on Advanced Energy--balanced by losses in C-Cor. James Cromwell continues to hold 3rd place.

  • Mishlove: How My Portfolio Grew So Much Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    Hey folks, guest blogger Jeff Mishlove is back. Sorry to say, we're going to lose Jeff for awhile, as he does have his own business interests to take care of (all guest bloggers receive NO compensation from us). We certainly hope to hear from Jeff in the future, as he's always welcome to post here. Jeff's done pretty well this week--and as he says--you might have as well. Here's his post: