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  • Dow 13,000 a 'Realistic' Market Valuation, Analyst Says Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 10:20 AM ET

    David Spika, investment strategist at Westwood Holdings Group, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that the Dow's move about 13,000 is “very appropriate.”

  • Yet Another Name Tops Leaderboard Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 9:56 AM ET

    Good morning all. It's a topsy-turvey world on the leaderboard. Kevin Boyd loses first place, surpassed by Shi Nisman-- up from third place to claim the top spot with a bet on strong earnings. Shi moves into first with a portfolio value of $3,880957.09 up $550,672.44 on his Woodward Governor (WGOV) trade which made him $547,672.44 on its 16.45% gain on solid earnings and increased guidance.

  • Vonage: Key Decision For Contest Owners? Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 3:58 PM ET

    Hey folks. Since Vonage is in the contest lists of both most active and widely held stocks, here's some news about the telecom company you might find interesting. Vonage can now sign up new customers after a court ruled today, against an injunction that prevented Vonage from doing just that. The injunction stemmed from a patent case with Verizon.

  • Today's Trivia Questions For Bonus Bucks Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 11:53 AM ET

    Hey folks, here are today's trivia questions. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: According to the Alix Partners brand survey, which company was voted the least trusted brand in America? Your selection of answers is: Microsoft or Kraft or Ford or Sony. The news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: How many vehicles did Toyota sell worldwide in the January-March quarter? Your selection of answers is: 2.348 Million or 4.663 Million or 5.347 Million or 5.139 Million.

  • Celeb Tucker Leads But Hudson "Digs" Coal to 4th! Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 10:55 AM ET

    Actor Jonathan Tucker holds on to the top spot with a total portfolio value of $1,168,185.00 up $6,310.00 or 0.54% from Friday's total. But the real big news came from fellow actor Ernie Hudson. He climbed from 9th place on Friday to 4th Monday with a total portfolio value of $1,079,649.52--up $48,701.76 or 4.72% from Friday's total. Ernie added $45,701.76 to his total on the sale of Arch Coal (ACI) which was up 4.43% Monday.

  • Mishlove: My Contest Picks For Tuesday Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 10:08 AM ET

    Hey everyone. Here's guest blogger Jeff Mishlove with his contest picks for today. As we said, he'll be posting every day this week with stocks for each day. Here he is: If you followed my recommendations for stocks to purchase last Friday, then you can appreciate that the strategy I use (short squeeze potential combined with earnings announcements and volatility) is designed to detect the big movers.

  • The chipmaker reported a rise in quarterly profits and said it expects industry conditions to improve.

  • Texas Instruments reported first-quarter results above analysts' expectations and raised guidance for the second quarter, sending its stock  higher in after-hours trading. "We believe the inventory correction that began in the second half of last year largely ended in the first quarter," said Chief Executive Rich Templeton.

  • Hot Stocks: MedImmune, Coal Stocks Among Big Movers Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 5:33 PM ET

    M&A news and earnings updates provided some of the catalysts for Monday's most actively traded stocks.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And Trivia Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 3:36 PM ET

    Here's a re-cap of today, from the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks as well as the trivia questions. We already mentioned we have a winner for week #7--Vitaliy Khazid. Here are the trivia questions: The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Amazon.com is launching a new support center in which European country? Your answers are: Italy or France or Ireland or The United Kingdom. And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: Barclays announced it will acquire ABN Amro in a deal worth how much?

  • Today's Trivia Questions For Bonus Bucks Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 12:43 PM ET

    Hey everyone, here are today's trivia questions for the extra contest "cash." The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Amazon.com is launching a new support center in which European country? Your answers are: Italy or France or Ireland or The United Kingdom. And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: Barclays announced it will acquire ABN Amro in a deal worth how much? Your answers are: $91 Billion or $100 Billion or $67 Billion or $21 Billion.

  • Celebs: Tucker Holds On As Garson Fights Back! Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 11:31 AM ET
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    What's the latest on Trading With The Stars?? Actor Jonathan Tucker holds onto 1st place (and gets his picture posted again) because of Google's solid earnings and gains across almost all of his holdings. Meanwhile, Willie Garson fights his way back into third place on Brilliance China Auto, as Chris Moneymaker falls from 3rd to 5th place on a $60K loss on Tempur-Pedic.

  • Only a Recession Will Make Bulls Stumble, Analyst Says Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    Rod Smyth, chief investment strategist for Wachovia Securities, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that he believes only a recession will end the current bull market. 

  • Mishlove: My Contest Picks For Monday Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    Hey folks, guest blogger Jeff Mishlove has sent in this picks for today (Monday). Here's his post: By the close of the market on Friday, it was clear that the stocks I had recommended for purchase last Thursday were doing quite well. In particular, Intuitive Surgical , gained 8.71% in one day. Yet again, evidence continues to support my contention that the short squeeze

  • Green Life and My Life Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 9:58 AM ET
  • Contest Stocks: TOA Comes Thourgh For Owners Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 9:53 AM ET

    Here's our contest stock breakdown. Hubb Group was a great performer, putting our new #2, Shi Nisman in a very good position on the leaderboard. (up from 7th place). The widely helds and most actives remain pretty much the same. However, TOA, one of the widely helds, turned up on the best performing list. News of an increase in home construction helped make the difference for this stock--and for contest stock holders.

  • RIM to Roll Out "Virtual BlackBerry" Software Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 4:43 AM ET

    Research In Motion is set to roll out new software that will let users turn smartphones running on Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform into virtual BlackBerries.

  • Earnings: A Look For The Challenge Portfolio Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 4:19 PM ET

    In case you didn't know it (but you probably did), the first week of earnings for the first quarter of the year is over. As we pointed out today in our look at contest stocks, earnings have had an affect--both good and bad on stocks you are picking. To get in the earnings mood, I've included a CNBC video news report here from Bob O'Brien. He looks at this past week, and to next week as well.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And Trivia Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 2:45 PM ET

    Here's our update of the most recent stats on the leaderboard, most active and the trivia questions in case you missed anything. And don't forget to read Jeff Mishlove's contest picks.  (He picks for today.) We have video below of everything as well. We'll start with the trivia. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Shareholders of Firstgroup will meet today to close a 1.8B pound takeover deal of what major U.S. services company? Your selection of answers is: Laidlaw or Southwest Airlines or National Express Group or Mac-Gray Corp.

  • Hot Stocks: Google, Caterpillar Among Big Movers Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 1:39 PM ET

    Earnings blowouts from Google and strong guidance from two key names in the industrial sector were among the catalysts for Friday's most-active stocks.