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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Nearly 1.8 billion shares and $27 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. The top currency trader has more than doubled his money making over $174 thousand since currency trading opened and has held his lead for seven 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:

  • U.S. Airways Group and Solarfun changed positions which was the only change in the Widely Held list. Over 213M shares held of each company.

  • Industrials continue to make up 30% of the top widely helds and Financials again make up 25%.

Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard:Coal and Energy Stocks

  • Goodrich Petroleum Corp if you bought on Monday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you made 8.04%

  • Denbury Resources Incif you bought on Monday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you made 7.56%

  • James River Coal Co if you bought on Monday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you made 6.52%

Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard:

  • Energy Conversion Devices Inc if you bought on Monday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you lost -2.08%

  • Patriot Coal Corp if you bought on Monday before 4pET and held/sold on Tuesday, you lost -0.69%.

Bets for today (June 18):

  • Gulfmark Offshore Inc

  • Companhia Siderurgica Nacional

  • Sadia SA

  • Exide Technologies

  • James River Coal Co

  • Massey Energy Co

  • Patriot Coal Corp

  • Petroquest Energy Inc

  • Concho Resources Inc

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