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World Markets Olympics: S&P 500 Leads for 4th Straight Day

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Medal rounds - Day 4: Despite a down day across the board, the US has held onto its lead for a fourth straight day. As of Wednesday's close, 80% of our leaderboard has moved into negative territory.

  • It was a tough day for Europe with France's CAC 40, Germany's DAX and Sweden's OMX all down over 2.4%
  • Japan's Nikkei also fell over 2% but edged up on its European counterparts
  • The USA's S&P 500 lost only .3%, nearly half a point better than any of the other contenders
  • Of our original 20 indices, Argentina's Merval has the best day, up 2.7%

World Markets Olympic Challenge: Leaderboard as of (8/13 Close) -

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Keeping the S&P's losses in check were Nvidia (NVDA) and Energy players Peabody Energy (BTU), Massey Energy (MEE), Consol Energy (CNX), and Southwestern Energy (SWN). Who do you think will win the World Market Olympic Challenge?

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