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  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And More Friday, 4 May 2007 | 2:15 PM ET

    Hey folks--here's our update of the latest stats and figures. Remember--this Monday, the 7th at 9:30 am EST is the last time anyone can register for the contest. So tell your friends if they want to get in and you can get some Bonus Bucks. We'll start with the trivia. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Gas prices have surged over the past month. How much have gas prices increased over the past month? Your selection of answer is: $0.37 or $0.10 or $0.50 or $0.30.

  • Guest Blogger Sykes: More Contest Picks Friday, 4 May 2007 | 1:10 PM ET

    Timothy Sykes is back with his latest round of picks. Let's get right to them. By the way, he says he can't get enough of this as he's determined to come up with winners! Here his post: Instead of just commentating, I really wish I was playing this game! But when CNBC asked me to appear on air, I disqualified myself so there would be no conflict of interest with my picks. Ah, regulations, even in a contest, you gotta love them!

  • Actors Find Non-Actors "Threatening!" (In Contest) Friday, 4 May 2007 | 11:47 AM ET
    Johnny Bench

    The actors have been doing pretty well lately in Trading With The Stars, but the non-acting celebs are making a move--including Johnny Bench (so, his picture gets posted). Jonathan Tucker still holds first place on modest gains in Washington Grp and Starwood Hotels. Stephen Collins takes back 2nd place on gains in Emergency Medical Services up 10.13% Thursday. But poker champ Chris Moneymaker moves from 8th to 5th on a 2.73% gain in Gigamedia..

  • Guest Blogger Mishlove: My Friday Contest Picks Friday, 4 May 2007 | 10:24 AM ET

    Hey folks. Jeff Mishlove is here after a few days off--with his contest picks for today. It's a good read and we're happy to have him back. Here's Jeff: Last week was amazing. As I reported one week ago, one of my contest portfolios was up over 100% for the week. Actually, by the end of the day on Friday, it was up by over 112% -- far and away more than any other previous weekly winner. But, ironically, it still was not enough to win the weekly prize.

  • Contest Stocks Feel Good And Bad of Earnings Friday, 4 May 2007 | 10:06 AM ET

    Here's our latest contest "stock report." It was a good day, bad day as you can see from the best and worst performers--due to earnings. That's obviously going to be the case with every stock--which way the earnings will push the price--and your contest portfolio if you own them. A couple of new names on most active (GMST, AGII) while most widely held remain the same. Here ya go.

  • Intel said it expects profit growth to outpace revenue growth in 2007 and 2008, due to cost-cutting efforts that will improve profit margins.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And More Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 3:02 PM ET

    Hey folks. Here's our re-cap of the day. We have the leaderboard, most active and widely held and the trivia questions. Here we go. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: General Motor's earnings came in below analyst expectations. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $0.17 or $0.10 or $0.19 or $0.23.

  • Hot Stocks: Symantec, Hansen Medical Among Big Movers Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 1:55 PM ET

    Earnings blowouts and FDA approvals were the catalysts behind some of Thursday's most actively traded stocks.

  • Actors Lead The Way In "Star Trading" Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 11:22 AM ET
    James Tucker

    The first four celebs remain the same in Trading With The Stars--and all actors. Actor Jonathan Tucker maintains his vice grip on first place with gains in Starwood Hotels and Washington Grp. Actor James Cromwell holds onto second place, as fellow actors Stephen Collins remains in 3rd and Ernie Hudson in 4th.  Meanwhile--another actor--Willie Garson muscles his way from 9th to 5th on an all-in trade on ACME Packet up 4.05% on Wednesday. Wow--either actors are great stock pickers are they're ALL getting great advice. That leaves a financial guru, comedienne, champion poker player, political guru and Hall of Famer--in that order.

  • Symantec, the world's biggest security software maker, posted a lower fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' forecasts, sending its shares more than 5% higher in after-hours trading.

  • Today's Trivia Questions For Bonus Bucks Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    Hey folks, time for the day's trivia questions. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: General Motor's earnings came in below analyst expectations. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $0.17 or $0.10 or $0.19 or $0.23. The news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: RIM is rolling out a new smaller and lightweight full keyboard BlackBerry. What is the new smartphone called? Your selection of answers is: The Quartz or Blackberry Curve or Blackberry Qwerty or The Razor.

  • 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.