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James Cromwell has been nominated for three Emmys and one supporting actor Oscar--for his role in "Babe." He also played Prince Phillip in one of this year's Oscar winners, "The Queen." He currently stars in Fox's "24." And he's going to be in the upcoming "Spider Man 3."
Judy Gold is an Emmy-winning comedienne and hosts HBO's "At the Multiplex with Judy Gold". She's also the celeb on the first hour of "Morning Call" for our Trading With The Stars portion of our portfolio challenge. She says she's out to win it all.
Friday Night's OTM had an interesting conversation with a former and current contestant: Chris Thomson. Chris is a buy-side analyst with a money management firm. He was in the top five from last year's Squawk Box Portfolio Challenge--so he knows where of he speaks.
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.