Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.» Read More
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.