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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
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.
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:
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?
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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:
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.
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 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.
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...
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.