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Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge:  Trades of the Day

Nearly 1.2 billion shares and $14 billion traded yesterday 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 top currency traderis currently among the top 5 participants in the contest.

  • Although the most actively traded currency pairsare the EUR/USD, USD/JPY, and GBP/USD, contestants continue betting on the USD/CHF, as well as the GBP/JPY

  • Investors will closely follow Fed Chairman Bernanke's viewson monetary policy and the overall outlook of the economy during the semiannual monetary policy in Washington today at 10aET.

  • The euro hit an all-time high of $1.6036 per US dollar Tuesday morning ahead of Fed Chairman Bernanke's testimony

  • Any unlikely signsthat the Federal Reserve might tighten its monetary policy could be bullish for the US dollar.

  • Sirius Satellite Radiocontinues to lead in the Widely Helds, followed by Raid Aid (RAD)

    • Ambac Financial maintains its top spot in the Most Actives, closely followed by Washington Mutual (WM), Sirius (SIRI), Freddie Mac (FRE), and Level 3 Communications (LVLT)

    • Industrialsrepresent 35% of the top Widely Helds, with Financialsat 25%

    Sample of Top Trades in the Leaderboard:

    • Canadian Solarif you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Monday, you made 18.49%
    • Republic Services if you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Monday, you made 13.84%
    • Silver Standard Resources if you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Monday, you made 8.35%
    • Goldcorp if you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Monday, you made 5.74%

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

      • US Airwaysif you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Monday, you lost -12.39%
      • Continental Airlinesif you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Monday, you lost -7.42%
      • PacWest Bancorpif you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Monday, you lost -9.46%
      • Blue Coat Systemsif you bought on Friday before 4pET and held/sold on Monday, you lost -6.57%

      Bets for today (July 15th): Dominated by Energy, Precious Metals, and Fertilizer Producers

      • GMX Resources

      • James River Coal

      • Washington Mutual

      • Rangold Resources

      • Royal Gold

      • Mosaic

      • CF Industries

      • UAL Corp

      • Elan

        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 . Click here to play.

        bythenumbers.cnbc.com

Symbol
Price
 
Change
%Change
CPT
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CF
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CSIQ
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ELNCF
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G
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HJ8A
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RRS
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JRCCQ
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USG1
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MOS
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PACW
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RGLD
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RSG
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SIRI
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SSO
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WM
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RAD
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