Here are the rules:
August 4-7: The qualifying round - based on percent change from Friday's close to the close on Aug. 7 before the Summer Games begin. The top 10 performing indices will move on to the medal round.
August 8-24: The medal round - the top 10 indices from the qualifying round will compete head-to-head for the gold, silver and bronze awarded base on best % change during the Olympics.
Check in regularly for updates and profiles on these global markets, including some of their winning stocks.
Note: Some countries have more than one major index. We picked one representative from each country. For example, representing the USA is the S&P 500. Leading the S&P into the games are
- Massey Energy up 110% YTD
- Big Lots up 95% YTD
- Celgene up 60% YTD
- Hasbro up 52% YTD
- CSX up 50% YTD
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