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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.
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.
It was a volatile day for the celebs. Champion poker player Chris Moneymaker holds onto the first spot despite his $90K loss on Syntel but actor Jonathan Tucker takes over the #2 spot. Meanwhile, Willie Garson falls into 4th, allowing Stephen Collins to gain 3rd place. Johnny Bench falls from 6th to 8th. One of the stocks for Chris M., CBST, is also a favorite of Parker Robinson in our non-celeb trading. Both are "banking" on it paying off.
The Hoosiers have questions on Dendreon, Eli Lilly and more. Luckily, Cramer's in town to tell them whether to buy or sell.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Stocks managed to squeak by with gains at the close as a flurry of mergers helped investors shrug off weaker manufacturing data. "We had a mixed dose of positive and negative news," said Mike Malone, trading analyst at Cowen, in an interview with CNBC.com.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, parent of chains that include St. Regis, Westin and Sheraton, said CEO Steven Heyer had resigned after losing the board's confidence.
The parent of chains including St. Regis, Westin and Sheraton, posted a greater-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by higher room rates.