Million Dollar Buzz

Will Cash Hold Leads Or Bring New Name To Top?


Good morning. There could be changes ahead on the leaderboard. Serge Amelyan and Shi Nisman continue to hold the top 2 spots, but neither made transactions again on Tuesday--potentially risking their lead. That's because Stephen Luchko is in 3rd and only $366K from the #2 spot. Serge remains in the lead with a total portfolio value of $4,880,454.68 up $3,000 in bonus bucks from Monday's total. Serge remains all in cash.

Shi holds the #2 spot with a total portfolio value of $4,733,507.23. Shi made no transactions today, not even bonus bucks and remains all in cash.

Meanwhile, Stephen Luchko, who holds the #3 spot, with a portfolio value of $4,514,013.54 owns the following stocks that could propel him into the lead Wednesday, if they perform well:

Station Casinos
Dollar General
Florida Rock Industries 
First Data
Laureate Education

Million $ Challenge registrations (final number): 1,604,222.

Name                         Portfolio Value
1. Serge Amelyan           $4,880,454.68 
2. Shi Nisman                  4,733,507.23 
3. Stephen Luchko           4,514,013.54
4. Steven Lee                 4,479,860.91 
5. Mary Williams              4,291,645.03
6. Carl Altenburg             4,267,227.78 
7. Eric Pirhalla                 3,942,914.58 
8. David Gibbons              3,756,461.92
9. Stephen Luchko           3,755,175.55 
10. Joe Dondero              3,737,405.17 
11. Brian Forse                3,669,190.34 
12. Jeremy Nolan             3,559,501.99 
13. Lina Kim                    3,510,289.31 
14. Ban Tran                   3,479,703.55 
15. William LaDue             3,438,226.73
16. Edward Wendol           3,416,037.66
17. Eric Pirhalla                3,351,025.04
18. Michael Scott             3,312,135.43 
19. Michael Hart               3,300,272.97 
20. Nishant Tomar            3,276,977.10

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