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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Nearly 1.5 billion shares and $23 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. The top currency trader has more than doubled his money making over $171 thousand since currency trading opened and has held his lead for eight 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:

  • IvanhoeEnergy ,Ford, Solarfun Power , US Airways , Yahoo changed positions on the Widely Held list, with a new company, Oilsands Quest Inc. , entering the list.

  • 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 Solar Energy Stocks

  • Ivanhoe Energy if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 12.2%

  • InternationalCoalGroup if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 8.94%

  • GMX Resources if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you made 6.20%

Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard:

  • Excel Maritime Carriers if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you lost -5.59%

  • Sadia if you bought on Tuesday before 4pET and held/sold on Wednesday, you lost -2.73%.

Bets for today (June 19):

  • Canadian Solar

  • Consol Energy

  • St. Mary Land & Exploration

  • PetroQuest Energy

  • Goodrich Petroleum

  • Continental Resources

  • Alpha Natural Resources

  • Yahoo

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