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Ernie Hudson is currently co-starring on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and has over 100 film and television credits on his resume. He's now ready to add the credit of celebrity stock picker for our "Trading With The Stars" part of our Million Dollar Portfolio Contest.
In an earlier post, we told you that on CNBC's "On The Money" last Friday, Jeff Mishlove had recommended one of the stocks getting current highest returns in the contest, Jo-Ann Stores, which had up to a 12.3689% return today. It pays to watch CNBC-TV. The video below is Jeff from OTM.
Some of you have asked for help. Here are some links to give you information that may be of aid in your trading. I've included such areas as earnings, economic calendars and other financial web sites (though CNBC.com is still a great source!)
Time to check in on our Trading With The Stars celebs and see where they stand. Overall their approach is 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.
Well--the first weekly winner has been declared--Nancy Beaumont and she will be removed from the leaderboard. So how are the others doing? Here's a look from yesterday's action. Scott Wrynn maintains the top spot in the leaderboard for the second day in a row with his...
Folks--please read: In response to your inquiries, CNBC has posted a clarification to the rules. It states that each Participant may only receive one (1) place in the Finals, irrespective of the number of portfolios entered. The Official Rules have been modified to reflect this clarification.
We have some good news for those who answered today's video trivia question. As some of you found out, the answer to the "correct" video trivia question was entered incorrectly into the system today--meaning people who did actually guess the right answer were told they did not get it correct. Our Bad!
So where's comedienne and Emmy winner Judy Gold spending her dollars in "Trading With The Stars?" She's the celeb stock picker for the first hour of "Morning Call." You may remember in an earlier post, she said she liked gold--and not just because it was her last name. So--here's her portfolio after one day.