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Here's some analysis of the 293 transactions that have been executed in the top 25 portfolios on the leaderboard after the close on Wednesday--3/14. As you can see, it shows that the largest percentage of transactions (buys/sells) is happening within retail followed by financial services and then technology.
Hey folks. We've got a few email questions and comments that came in yesterday that may be beneficial for all of us to read. Here they are--with some answers. Charles wrote: Since the weekly winner is determined not by portfolio size but rather by percent increase in portfolio the leader board should be based on this as well...
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.