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  • 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:

  • Contest Stocks See More Earnings Fallout Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 10:05 AM ET

    At the risk of repeating myself, which I am, it's earnings once again that's dominating the results of the contest stocks. It certainly makes sense, seeing as this is earnings season. And those playing the "earnings game" are seeing the benefits, (current contest leader Greyson Masters) if they picked right (VDSI). Of course, earnings can be a "downer" as owners of SMMX and ISLN found out. Here ya go.

  • Earnings "Finance" New Leader Of The Pack Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 9:06 AM ET

    Good morning all. Another new name tops the leaderboard. Greyson Masters takes the top spot with his million dollar trade on Vasco Data (we said yesterday, this might happen), Shi Nisman falls to 3rd on a bad earnings play with Old Dominion, which fell 6.02% Thursday, and cost him almost $250K. Serge Amelyan moves back up the list into 2nd on F5 Networks' strong earnings.

  • Infineon Profit Disappoints Analysts Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 6:36 AM ET

    German chipmaker Infineon missed expectations with a wider second-quarter operating loss for its core, non-memory units mainly due to charges relating to the insolvency of a major client.

  • Microsoft Woes 2.0 Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 3:08 PM ET

    Wow! Talk about a busy earnings season. I haven't had much time to breathe lately, which explains the lack of blogs these past several days. The financial flurry has been non-stop and right now is the first chance I've gotten to catch that long-lost breath. And it gives me an opportunity to focus on Microsoft, which reports after the bell today.The Street is looking for 46 cents on $13.89 billion in revenue.

  • Qualcomm CEO: Cell Phone Will Replace the Wallet Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 12:37 PM ET
    Paul Jacobs, CEO of QUALCOMM, gestures as he speaks on QUALCOMM'S mobile multimedia technology during a news conference at the Cellular Communications and Internet Association convention in Las Vegas, Wednesday, April 5, 2006. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm’s chief executive officer, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that he believes the cell phone morph itself into a payment device, eventually making your old-fashioned leather wallet obsolete.

  • Celebs Tucker, Collins Hold Firm-Hudson Heads "South" Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 11:58 AM ET
    James Tucker

    Actors Jonathan Tucker and Stephen Collins hold onto the first two positions in Trading With The Stars. (We post Jonathan's picture--as he still leads). Stephen had gains on most of his purchases on 4/24, but lost almost 6% on Advanced Energy. Meanwhile, Ernie Hudson continues to be the most volatile moving from down 5th to 8th on losses in Advent Software and Mentor.

  • Mishlove: Contest Picks For Thursday Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 10:57 AM ET

    Hey everyone. Here's guest blogger Jeff Mishlove's contest picks for today: Now that Wednesday’s very exciting market has closed, I see that – once again – my recommendations for Tuesday purchases turned out to be quite volatile. Life Cell Corporation was up 4.99%. Anadigics was down 10.72%. American Commercial Lines was down 5.32%. Overseas Shipholding Group was up by 8.55%.

  • Contest Stocks--Earnings Once Again "Earn" Respect Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    Here's our latest contest stock report. Once again, earnings--good and bad--are playing apart in what's making you "money" or not. If you had Amazon, you saw the good, while owners of Travelzoo saw the bad--and ugly, from earnings. Also, there's a new name on the most active list--as a results of earnings--Sun Microsystems. Here ya go with the details:

  • Contest Leader Breaks $4 Million Mark Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 10:01 AM ET

    Good morning all. Shi Nisman holds the top spot, and becomes the first contestant to break the $4 million mark on strong Corning earnings. And Greyson Masters takes over the 2nd position, displacing Kevin Boyd, who fell to 19th on a bad gamble with Travelzoo earnings, which fell almost 24% Wednesday.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And Trivia Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 4:04 PM ET

    Here's our look back at today's facts and figures from the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks as well as the trivia questions. It's also, all on video at the bottom  of this post. We'll start with the trivia. Here they are. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: The U.K's GDP came in higher than expected for the January-March period. How much did it rise? Your selection of answers is: 0.7% or 1.8% or 0.5% or 1.2%.

  • Apple: Should You "Compute" It For The Contest? Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 3:25 PM ET

    Apple might not be on your contest list of stocks to buy or even watch, but it could be. In fact, guest blogger Timothy Sykes had it on his short list of stocks to buy today, though he did say it was his least favorite of the the lot. Why Apple? Well, it's releasing earnings news after the closing bell today, so it could get a boost stock price wise.

  • Sykes: Late Week Contest Stock Picks Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 12:33 PM ET

    Hey everyone. Timothy Sykes has some late week contest picks for you. And like we said about Jeff Mishlove, this is an imperfect science, but Timothy's putting in a lot of hard work and it's greatly appreciated. Here's his post: My “Early Week Contest Picks” have each reported earnings so the results are in. Out of the seven, most are flat, TZOO is down 20%, ANAD is down about 7% and ESRX is the lone winner up approximately 10%. TZOO really...

  • Celeb Tucker Keeps First But Collins Trading Up? Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 11:42 AM ET
    James Tucker

    Actor Jonathan Tucker maintains his lead and fellow actor Stephen Collins holds on to second. Stephen was by far the most active celeb Tuesday (trust me, putting in all those ticker symbols for him was NOT easy), but his purchases could give him the lead if they perform well on Wednesday. Meanwhile, James Cromwell holds on to 3rd place, but Ernie Hudson falls from 4th place to 5th.

  • Investment Exec Lauds 'Beat-Down' Tech Stocks Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 10:23 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke the 13,000 mark for the first time Wednesday. Does this historical high mean investors should fill their portfolios with momentum stocks? Or should they seek higher-quality long-term investments? Lincoln Anderson, chief investment officer at LPL Financial Services, offered his advice to "Squawk on the Street"  viewers.

  • Contest Stocks: Vonage Hits A Trifecta! Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 10:22 AM ET

    Here's our contest "stock report" on what you're buying and selling and well with. Best and worst performers are being doming by earnings news. And Vonage got quite a boost yesterday, from the news of a court ruling in it's favor--in it's attempt to sign up new customers while it fights a patent suit from Verizon. We reported that in the blog yesterday. So Vonage ended up in best performer, most active and widely held--a trifecta for sure.

  • 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.