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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Nearly 2.0 billion shares and $28 billion traded on Friday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. The top currency trader has doubled their money making over $116 thousand since currency trading opened. Many of our overall and weekly leader contender have made more than $20 thousand dollars in currency trading which is helping keep them on the Leaderboard. Check out Sue Herrera's currency tips here.

Contest Widely Helds and Actives:

  • Washington Mutual joined the contest Most Actives today trading over 29M contest shares after it fell almost 13% in the real market Friday on exposure to risky loan portfolios.

  • The most widely held stock today remains Sirius, with over 1.85B shares held and 115M contest shares traded

  • EUR/USD remains the most active currency pair as it rallied against the dollar last week on weak U.S. jobs report and European Central Bank President Trichet suggested that the bank could raise rates.

  • USD/CAD made it into the top 5 currencies traded in the contest on Friday.

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

Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard:

  • Rex Energy if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 9.29%

  • Continental Resources if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 6.72%

  • National Semiconductor if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 4.77%

  • Arch Coal if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 3.01%

Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard:

  • Medarex if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -5.05%

Bets for today (June 9th):

  • Apple Inc.

  • Exide Technologies

  • McAfee

  • Potash

  • Goodrich Petroleum

  • Gulfmark Offshore

  • Denbury Resources

  • Novagold Resources

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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