Re-Cap: News Trivia Question, Stocks And More
Hey everyone, here's our re-cap of the day. Remember, the news trivia question has a bit of a problem today. As we pointed out earlier, this is what we'll do: Those of you who knew the correct answer--and there is one--but got a response of incorrect, you will receive credit for the answer. You will get your Bonus Bucks. This is for the whole day, so if you're still selecting your answers, this applies to you.
Now, for those contestants who selected an answer and got a response of correct--you will ALSO receive credit for the Bonus Bucks. Obviously, our answer response is giving out the wrong information about which answer is correct and which are incorrect. However, as I said, the right answer is listed in your selections.
The news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, what was the average for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage (excluding fees) last week?
And here's the video question again. It's worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Toyota posted stronger than expected results this morning. By how much did quarterly net profit rise? Your selection of answers is: 8.9% or 13.1% or 2.3% or 12.3%.
The answers can be found in the News and Video sections of CNBC.com. Bonus CNBC Bucks will be added to your portfolio cash balance by 8:30 a.m. the day after you answer the question correctly. (We do expect to add Bonus Bucks as stated above, barring any delays in calculating the responses to the news trivia question.) Good luck and our apologies for the inconvenience today.
Million Dollar Challenge registrations (final number): 1,604,222.
Name Portfolio Value
1. Serge Amelyan $4,880,454.68
2. Shi Nisman 4,733,507.23
3. Stephen Luchko 4,514,013.54
4. Steven Lee 4,479,860.91
5. Mary Williams 4,291,645.03
Most actives as of the close on 5/8:
Golden Star Resources
Technical Olympic USA
Coeur D Alene Mines
Widely helds as of the close on 5/8:
CMGI: 4,170,085,948 shares held, up from the previous day.
Conexant: 3,689,443,826 shares held, down from the previous day.
Revlon: 3,279,134,104 shares held, down from the previous day.
Vonage: 3,119,610,378 shares held, down from the previous day.
Sirius: 2,645,703,250 shares held, up from the previous day.
Crystallex International Corp. : 1,777,619,972 shares held, up from the previous day.