CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge - Friday, Week 10
[Scroll to the bottom for answers to today's Bonus Bucks trivia questions.]
Welcome to the last day of regular season trading!
We've got a number of readers in contention for bids to the final round and today's action will either sustain or dash their million dollar dreams.
Brad Pine's in 6th place overall and has liquidated into 100% cash going into the final day. As he pointed out to me, Heidi Lewis (of the innumerable Lewis clan) is in 10th place, but she's already won a weekly bid, so 11th place may be good enough to reach the finals. Brad himself is also in 2nd place on the weekly leaderboard, so if he manages grab top honors for Week 10, 12th place overall might become the cutoff for the final round.
Going into today's session, our participating portfolios are allocated into our twin leveraged ETF baskets, as well as a portfolio of beaten up that reported earnings last night and manufacturing and transportation names that report this morning.
- URE, UWM, UYG, RFL (Financial/Real Estate Ultrabull)
- SRS, TWM, SKF, RFN (Financial/Real Estate Ultrabear)
- COF, CBU, FFIN, PBCT (Beaten up banks reporting)
- HOG, SLB, XRX, GMT (Manufacturing, Transportation)
Those of you still in the hunt, drop us a line and let us know how the day is going for you and where it looks like you'll end up.
For those of you who have enjoyed these daily updates and Bonus Bucks answers lo these 10 weeks and are grasping for ways to express your appreciation, we're pleased to gesture subtly toward the site's tip jar.
Thanks very much for your loyal readership during the contest. It's been a blast and I hope you'll continue to come around!
Update: Ooh, exciting. The leaderboard has been replaced by a tantalizing message.
You are being redirected to this page as we are performing maintenance. The page you are trying to access should be enabled in some time.
Stay tuned - results can't be far off...
Update: Hurrrmm... frustratingly inconclusive update...
Thank you for playing!
General trading for the contest is over. We'll be in touch if you made it into the finals.
Consider all of the above to be for entertainment purposes and not meant to be used as real-world investment recommendations. The goals and strategies of the Portfolio Challenge are not to be confused with those of sensible investing.
See all related posts in the CNBC Portfolio Challenge archive.
Week 10: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 9: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 8: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 7: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 6: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 5: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 4: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 3: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 2: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Friday January 23rd
Throughout the contest, each day's answers will be at the top of the CNBC Portfolio Challenge archive as soon as the questions are published, so bookmark accordingly.
Squawk Box: Question: As of Jan. 19, how much bailout funding did HSBC request from the U.K. government?
Answer: no request being made
Squawk On the Street: Question: On Dec. 14, we reported that Berkshire Hathaway raised its stake in Burlington Northern railroad to:
The Call: Question: According to our slideshow, Behind the Scenes Look at the Death of Seth Tobias, where was "Tiger" the night in question?
Answer: Las Vegas
Power Lunch: Question: In our slideshow, "Notable Sex Scandals," which disgraced figure is wearing a red pattern necktie?
Answer: Jim McGreevey
Street Signs: Question: In our "SPANX Million Dollar Girdles" slideshow, what archaic derogatory term is referenced?
Answer: loose woman
Closing Bell: Question: According to our slideshow, Prostitution Scandals of the Rich & Famous, who revealed Sen. David Vitter's illicit secret?
Answer: Hustler magazine
Question: Jobless claims are reported
Handcrafted by Flip on January 23, 2009 |
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