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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Nearly 2.0 billion shares and $31 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:

  • Quicksilver joined the contest Most Actives today trading over 51M contest shares.

  • The most widely held stock today remains Sirius, with over 1.8B shares held and 136M shares traded

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

Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard:

  • Collective Brands if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 14.37%

  • Ulta Salon if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 7.35%

  • Comtech Telecom if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 8.72%

  • Lehman Brothers if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 7.80%

  • Ambac Financial if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 5.22%

  • Rosetta Resources if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 3.90%

Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard:

  • Blyth if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -13.50%

Bets being made for today (June 6):

  • Take-Two

  • National Semi

  • Focus Media

  • Patni Computer

  • Olympic Steel

  • Silver Wheaton

  • Stillwater Mining

  • Cooper Cos

  • Morgan Stanley

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.

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