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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

Nearly 1.9 billion shares and $22 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Additionally, the top currency trader has made over $96 thousand since currency trading opened and yesterday, someone made $10K on a single currency bet. Adding a few thousand dollars could make the difference in the contest leaderboard. Check out Sue Herrera's currency tips here.

Contest Widely Helds:

  • FuelCell Energy joined the contest Most Actives in anticipation of its earnings report after the bell with 32M contest shares traded.

  • The most widely held stock today remains Sirius, with over 1.8B shares held and 139M shares traded

  • Financials & Industrials each comprise 25% of the top widely helds

Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard:

  • Bob Evans Farms if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 17.19%

  • Guess if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 13.84%

  • SAI if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 7.05%

  • UAL if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 7.15%

  • Ivanhoe Energy if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 2.80%

Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard:

  • Frontier Oil if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you lost -6.12%

  • Valero if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you lost -5.24%

  • James River Coal if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you lost -3.92%

Bets being made for today (June 5):

  • Collective Brands

  • Quicksilver

  • Ulta Salon

  • Comtech Telecom

  • JetBlue

  • US Airways

  • Western Refining hoping for a bounce as it lost -12.49% Wed

If you haven't registered yet, there are still great weekly prizes and it's not to late to go for the grand prize. Click here to play.

bythenumbers.cnbc.com

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BOBE
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CMTL
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FCEL
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GES
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IE
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JBLU
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JRCCQ
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USG1
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PSS
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LDOS
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SIRI
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ULTA
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VLO
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WNR
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ZQK
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