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Good morning everyone. Here's a look at the current standings on our finalist leaderboard--as we head into the last week of the contest. Steven Lee (pictured) holds onto first place--and he's taking a rather conservative approach by remaining all in cash and hoping that Serge Amelyan's all-in bet on Terra Industries doesn't pan out. Serge moves back into 2nd place from 4th on his Intuit trade up on strong earnings.
Good morning all. Big changes on the leaderboard for the contest finals. Steven Lee (that's his picture) jumps from 12th place on Wednesday to take the lead by gaining $182K with Acxiom Corp. which was up 18.08% Thursday. And Mary Williams continues her climb from 4th place Wednesday to take 2nd place--with another big gain on Ctrip.com that added $87K to her portfolio. Serge Amelyan falls into 4th place from first and Stephen Luchko is down in 6th place from 2nd.
In this feature CNBC Contributor Herb Greenberg takes down the traders over their stock picks. Click here to find out which Spider-Man related company brings the guys to blows.
Kim from New York wants to know if Jeff Macke is expecting any surprises in the retail sales figures being released on Thursday? And Carolina from Ohio wants to know if the box office performance of Spider-Man 3 is “baked” or priced into shares of Marvel Entertainment (MVL).
Comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment, which owns the licensing rights to characters such as Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, on Tuesday reiterated its fiscal 2007 earnings guidance, saying it expects strong movie merchandise income related to the U.S. release last weekend of the movie "Spider-Man 3."
David Bank, managing director at RBC Capital Markets, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that the real money from “Spiderman 3” will be made in DVD sales and toys.
A special committee investigating stock option grants at Marvell Technology Group has called on Chief Executive Sehat Sutardja to step down as chairman, the company said on Monday. 1st paragraph of story should go here
Volcano, Akamai, Krispy Kreme, AT&T and more...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.
Hasbro Monday posted a profit that trounced expectations, on strong sales of Spiderman toys and its Littlest Pet Shop and Playskool brands.
Our celeb stock players seem to be getting the hang of "making money." All but two of them saw gains Monday (even Johnny Bench!). Ernie Hudson had the biggest "up" percentage--gaining 1.01% or just a little over $10k. Only Chris Gardner, down a minisucle 0.01% or $80.00 and Wille Garson, down a bigger .058% or $5,600, came out on the losing end.
Cramer makes calls on pharmaceuticals, restaurants, cable TV, oil, retail and more.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.
Actor Stephen Collins may have to have a trading floor of his own pretty soon. Just get a look below at the buys and sells he made Thursday for "Trading With The Stars." He sure likes to diversify and expand his portfolio. Jonathan Tucker and Chris Moneymaker keep their spots at 2 and 3. There was some movement in the standings as Judy Gold moved up to 4th from 5th--while Ernie Hudson fell from the 4th spot all the way down to 8th.
Celeb and champion poker player Chris Moneymaker is in second place in "Trading With The Stars." But that isn't keeping the crew from "Squawk on the Street" from giving him some specific stock pick advice. CNBC's Erin Burnett talked with Bob O'Brien, who had some stock picks based on Chris's criteria (keeping his picks at the contest rule market cap of $500m)
Celeb and professional poker champion Chris Moneymaker is making some very strong statements. More like challenges, really. "Next time I'm on the show, we'll be in first place." That was Chris during his live interview today from Memphis, Tennessee on "Squawk on the Street." He may be right--he's now in 2nd place in our "Trading With The Stars" competition.
Okay--here's our current celebrity standings as of the market close on Thursday, 3/15. Overall their approach is still a lot more conservative than the majority of our non-celeb leaders - more stable companies and purchases spread across multiple stocks, and it might end up being a race to see who can lose the least. But that's probably to be expected....
We've learned that Chris Moneymaker HAS made some stock picks. The "Squawk on the Street" staff is glad that did. (remember, the shows are competing against each other). He's apparently set up his own account--off our site--but we'll get him squared away.
A number of companies report earnings next week, including Gap, Sprint, Viacom, Foster Wheeler and Dynegy. This is where Cramer shows you how to play the field.
U.S. jobs data will guide the markets today and bad news from Motorola is rippling through global markets. An early look shows U.S. equities weaker ahead of the opening. European stocks are lower as commodity driven shares continue to sell off and most Asian markets closed with losses.