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  • 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.

  • 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
    James Tucker

    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