Million Dollar Buzz

Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Second Chance Showdown!

Here's our re-cap of the day, with the leaderboard, most active and widely held stocks and the trivia questions. Don't forget, we have added the Second Chance Showdownas a bonus round for contestants--that don't make the finals. And Donald Tang has been declared the week 9 winner. Here are the trivia questions. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: The Royal Bank of Scotland put in a bid to buy ABN Amro's LaSalle Bank. How much is the bid? Your selection of answers is: 18.5 Billion or $32.8 Billion or $24.5 Billion or $15.3 billion.

And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: U.S. gasoline prices have surged across the country. What is the current nationwide average per gallon? Your selection of answers is: $3.05 gallon or $2.99 gallon or $3.07 gallon or $2.59 gallon.

The answers can be found in the News and Video sections of Bonus Bucks will be added to your portfolio cash balance by 8:30 a.m. the day after you answer the question correctly.

Important facts for the Second Chance Showdown:
Each person can only play one portfolio in the final two weeks of trading.
There are no Bonus Bucks in the final two weeks of trading.
Both the Finals and the Second Chance Showdown end at 4:00 pm ET on May 25th.
You must opt-in by May 14th to qualify for Second Chance Showdown. This is not a new registraiton but an opt-in.
Second Chance Showdown is ONLY for non-final constests of the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.

The winner of Second Chance Showdown will get the grand prize of a Sony Home Theatre System that includes a 46 inch HDTV, a 5-disc DVD.CD changer and a 5.1 channel surround sound. Good luck.

Contest registrations to date: 1,603,782.

Name                            Portfolio Value
1. Serge Amelyan             $4,874,454.68
2. Shi Nisman                    4,730,507.23
3. Stephen Luchko             4,502,741.74
4. Steven Lee                   3,953,917.10
5. Eric Pirhalla                   3,920,752.98

Most actives as of the close on 5/4:
Sirius Satellite Radio 
Oilsands Quest
Technical Olympic USA
Fremont General

Widely helds as of the close on 5/4:
CMGI: 4,135,997,752 shares held, up from the previous day.
Conexant: 3,685,194,760 shares held, up from the previous day.
Vonage: 3,138,903,919 shares held, up over 1 Million shares from the previous day.
Revlon: 2,882,273,217 shares held, up from the previous day.
Sirius: 2,667,713,116 shares held, up from the previous day.
Oilsands Quest: 1,848,476,403 shares held appeared today for the first time in a while on both actives and widely helds. The Oilsands CEO is addressing Raymond James Oil Sands in Canada Conference in NYC on Monday (today) - bets on strong news of its exploration and status.

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