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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $23 billion traded on yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. The top currency trader has more than doubled his money making over $150 thousand since currency trading opened. Many of our overall and weekly leader contender have made more than $40 thousand dollars in currency trading which is helping keep them on the Leaderboard. Check out Sue Herrera's currency tips here and for daily currency updates, go to http://www.cnbc.com/id/22618039.

Contest Widely Helds and Actives:

  • AMBAC Financial moved into the 4th most widely held in the contest with 542M shares held

  • 99 Cent Only Stores made its debut on the contest most active list for the first time with 48M shares traded.

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

Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard: All about coal plays

  • James River Coal if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 8.71%

  • Agrium if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 8.65%

  • Goodrich Petroleum if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 5.52%

Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard:

  • United Airlines if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you lost -12.48%

  • American Airlines if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you lost -9.51%

  • Quality Systems if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you lost -9.46%

Bets for today (June 12):

  • Massey Energy

  • Patriot Coal

  • International Coal Group

  • Arch Coal

  • Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile

  • Alpha Natural Resources

  • The Mosaic

  • Walter Industries

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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