Stephen Weber used currency fluctuations and earnings plays to become the winner of CNBC’s latest Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.
Weber, a systems analyst from Lakewood, Ohio, walks away with a prize of $500,000. The two runners-up Bette Lockhart, a consultant from Tucson, Ariz., and Debra Lewis, the owner of an auto repair shop in Effingham, Ill., win $200,000 and $100,000, respectively.
The three finalists beat out 175,000 other contestants by trading $1 million CNBC dollars in equities and currencies.
CNBC asked the three winners of the challenge about their strategies, top trades and anything else that helped them profit in a down market.