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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Nearly 1.4 billion shares and $15.4 billion traded Friday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. The top currency trader has more than doubled his money making over $333,000 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:

  • The most profitable tradeswere in EUR/USD, EUR/JPY, and USD/JPY pairs as the dollar declined on financial concerns and a spike in crude oil prices on Friday

  • Contestants lost the mostin USD/CHF, GBP/CHF and NZD/USD pairs

  • New Zealand Retail Salesare due out on Sunday, and they are expected to decline in May; only a very strong retail sales report could shift the Reserve Bank of New Zealand towards a rate cut this year. This report could have a bearish impact on the New Zealand dollar.

  • GBP/USD was the third most actively traded pair in the contest bringing one of our leaders almost $7,000 worth of profits in one day

  • Sirius Satellite Radiomaintains the top spot in the Widely Helds but has lost some ground falling to under 2.5B shares

  • Ambac Financial maintains its top spot in the Actives as Financials continue their wild ride, trading almost 154M shares on Friday followed by another stalwart in the contest actives, Rite Aid , at over 129M shares traded, with Freddie Mac holding onto the third spot at almost 81M shares in the contest, and Fannie Mae moving into fifth position with almost 55M shares traded.

    Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard:

    • APCO Argentinaif you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 9.21%
    • Goodrich Petroleum if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 8.96%
    • Ambac Financial if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 6.88%
    • Petroquest Energy if you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you made 6.55%

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

      • UAL Corpif you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you lost -12.95%
      • Wachoviaif you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you lost -12.11%
      • Rockwell Collinsif you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you lost -8.36%
      • Fastenalif you bought on Thursday before 4pET and held/sold on Friday, you lost -3.24%

      Bets for today (July 14th):

      • Mosaic

      • CF Industries

      • Patriot Coal

      • Alpha Natural Resources

      • Chesapeake Energy

      • US Airways

      • Delta Air Lines

      • Continental Airlines

      • It's not too late to get started. You can still get in the game to win the grand prize or one of these greatweekly prizes .
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ANR
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APAGF
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CPT
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CF
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CHK
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COL
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DAL
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FAST
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FNMA
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FMCC
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GDP
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USG1
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MOS
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PAYX
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PQ
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RAD
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SIRI
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