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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

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 $177 thousand since currency trading opened and has held his lead for five straight days. 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:

  • Delta Air Lines moves back into the Widely Helds as the air line trade continues to be popular in the contest with 156M shares held, and it displaces Advanced Micro which has held a spot in the Widelys almost from the start of the contest

  • Financials and Industrials are tied once again at 30% each in the Widely Helds, with Delta's inclusion.

Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard:Financials and Coal Rebound, and some of our overall leaders have also made more than $100K in currencies to propel them up the overall list

  • Lehman Brothers if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 13.70%

  • Goldman Sachs if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 6.92%

  • International Coal Group if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 8.64%

  • Massey Energy if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 7.59%

  • James River Coal if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 7.25%

  • First Solar if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 4.81%

Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard:

  • Sadia SA if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you lost -3.97%

Bets for today (June 16):

  • Advanced Micro Devices

  • Yahoo

  • Best Buy

  • Monsanto

  • Compass Minerals

  • McMoRan Exploration

  • Delta Petroleum

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