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We're adding some "star power" to the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. In conjunction with the Challenge, we're pitting CNBC program against program and celebrity against celebrity to see who has the best stock-trading chops.
Hey everybody. CNBC's "On The Money" started their first re-cap of the contest on Friday. Here's some of what we learned: The first two leaders from Tuesday and Wednesday, both employed similar strategies, they went all-in on a stock that was forecast to have positive earnings, or looked to bottom fish and catch the bump.
Well--the first week of the Million Dollar Portfolio challenge is over--so let's see where we stand. Nancy Beaumont sits on top of the leader board with a portfolio value of $1,645,296.56 or a weekly gain of 64.5%. Nancy has multiple portfolios registered for the contest...
Hi there and welcome. You're in just the right place for everything you want and need to know about the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. We're all contest, all the time and we're excited--to say the least.
The CNBC.com Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge is on. And to help mark the occasion, some heavy hitters from CNBC got to ring today's opening bell at the NYSE.
All the recent volatility in the markets has shaken things up in the currency sector. So--what should currency investors be doing right now? There were two somewhat different opinions on today's "Morning Call." Nick Bennebroek is senior currency strategists with Brown Brothers Harriman--and as a defensive measure says the U.S. dollar looks good--right now...
What do traders make of the market "week that was?" Three of them appeared on "Power Lunch" to do some water cooler talking. And their outlook is not necessarily a "rosy" one. Stuart Schweitzer is global markets strategist as JP Morgan Asset & Wealth Management. Bob Nunn is a managing director at Cohen Specialists and John O'Donoghue....
The recent behavior of the markets over the last few days has been erratic--to say the least. That's even while many analysts say the fundamentals are the same as they were just last week. So just what are investors thinking--and what are the markets trying to tell us?