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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Nearly 1.3 billion shares and $14 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. The top currency trader has more over $295,000 since currency trading began. Check out Sue Herrera'scurrency tips here and for daily currency updates, go tohttp://www.cnbc.com/id/22618039 .

Contest Widely Helds and Actives:

  • Currency Tradershave lost the most on shorting AUD/USD,AUD/JPYas Australian dollar strengthen on positive job data, with employment rate falling to 4.2% from 4.3%.

  • Top currencytrades are in EUR/USDas it has been the preferred currency pair for contestant number three, which has been long on EUR/USDsince July 3, and has made over $184,000 since the start of the contest. Federal Reserves' regulatory concerns over U.S. financial institutions compliment EUR/USDtrades, as the Fed's commentary have a bearish impact on the dollar.

  • Ambac Financialwas the Most Active stock in the constest by far with 183 million shares traded, followed by Sirius Satellite Radioat over 88 million shares traded.

  • Sirius Satellite Radiocontinues to hold the top spot in the Widely Helds with a little under 2.5 billion held shares, and Evergreen Solarmoved up one spot with about 320 million held shares over US Airways, and MBIA Inc. finished second to last, with roughly 184 million held shares, pushing UAL Corp. one spot down.

    • Industrialscontinue to represent 30% of the top widely helds followed by Financialsat 25%.

    Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard:

    • Shaw Group if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 9.9%
    • Alcoa if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 9.7%
    • Petrohawk Energy if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 8.7%
    • OSI Pharmaceuticals if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 4.7%
    • XTO Energyif you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you made 4.2%

      Sample of Losing Trades from the Leaderboard: Dominated by Airlines & Financials

      • FCStone Groupif you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -41%
      • Ambac Financialif you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -20.8%

      • AMR Corp.if you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -8.8%

      • US Airwaysif you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -7.3%

      • Marriott Internationalif you bought on Wednesday before 4pET and held/sold on Thursday, you lost -7.2%

      Bets for today (July 11th):

Symbol
Price
 
Change
%Change
AA
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AAL
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COL
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CRK
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FAST
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HK
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USG1
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MAR
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MBI
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SGR
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SIRI
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XCO
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AAPL
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