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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 and has held his lead for four straight days. Many of our overall and weekly leader contenders 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:

  • National City moved into the most widely held in the contest list, displacing RF Micro Devices (RFMD) and moving ahead of Advance Micro Devices (AMD)

  • AMR Corp moved up two notches to become the 8th most widely held with nearly 280M shares held

  • The most widely held stock and the most active stock today remains Sirius, with almost 1.95B shares held and 94.4M shares traded today as they wait for regulatory approval for their proposed merger

  • Financials took sole possession of most widely helds, at 30%, followed by Industrials at 25%

Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard:

  • National City if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 20.51%

  • EnerSys if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 15.47%

  • School Specialty if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 2.40%

Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard:

  • Continental Resources if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -4.28%

  • Arch Coal if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -3.76%

  • Walter Industries if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -2.45%

Bets for today (June 13):

  • Massey Energy

  • Central European Distribution Corp

  • Sadia SA

  • Palm Inc

  • North American Energy Ptrs

  • Lehman

  • Adobe

  • Alon USA

  • EnerSys

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