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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Nearly 2.1 billion shares and $34 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Additionally, the top currency trader has made over $60 thousand since currency trading opened. Adding a few thousand dollars could make the difference in the contest leaderboard. Check out Sue Herrera's currency tips here.

Contest Widely Helds:

  • The most widely held stock today remains Sirius , with almost 1.64B shares held and 148M traded.

  • Countrywide Financial comes in next with 60M shares traded.

  • Financials and Industrials, continue to be 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:Retail and airline stocks brought in solid gains

  • Dress Barn if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 9.71%.

  • Big Lots if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 7.47%.

  • Jo-Ann Stores if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 3.50%.

  • Western Refining if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 6.90%.

  • Northwest Airlines if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 8.92%.

  • UAL Corp. if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 6.07%.

  • Sprint Nextel if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 5.11%.

Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard:

  • Men's Wearhouse if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -10.37%.

  • Navios Maritime if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -10.30%.

  • Evergreen Solar if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -9.41%.

  • JA Solar if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -8.71%

  • Solarfun if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -7.82%.

Bets being made for today (May 30):

  • Dell reported earnings after the bell Thursday

  • Marvell Technology reported earnings after the bell Thursday

  • Sigma Designs reported earnings after the bell Thursday

  • Delta Air Lines

  • JetBlue

  • AMR Corp

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