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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Nearly 2.2 billion shares and $36 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Additionally, the top currency trader has made over $43 thousand since currency trading opened. Adding a few thousand dollars could make the difference in the contest leaderboard. Here are the bets being made today...

Delta Air Lines takes the 20th spot in the widely helds, consistent with the airline focus, displacing Oilsands Quest which fell out of the top 20. Financials and Industrials, with the addition of Delta, are now tied for first as the top sectors in the widely helds, both comprising 25% of the top widely helds.

Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard:Dominated by the Airlines helped by the drop in oil prices Tuesday

  • Northwest Airlines if you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you made 13.62%.
  • UAL Corp if you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you made 8.78%.
  • AMR Corp. if you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you made 8.23%.
  • Rite Aid if you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you made 4.76%.
  • Shanda Interactive if you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you made 4.25%.

Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard: With oil falling, alternative energy was down today

  • JA Solar if you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you lost -5.42%.
  • Yingli Green Energy if you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you lost -5.16%

Bets being made for today (May 28): Many leaders are holding on to their airline stocks

  • Cogent
  • China Nepstar
  • WSP Holdings
  • UAL Corp
  • Delta Airlines
  • US Airways

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