CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge - Monday, Week 8
[Scroll to the bottom for answers to today's Bonus Bucks trivia questions.]
Welcome to Week 8, home of the third and final Pro Bowl Hawaii prize package. I see our pal Brad Pine has climbed back onto the overall leaderboard and continues doing battle with the inestimably large Lewis family.
I don't immediately recognize others from our group in the top 25 at this point (though I know about many of you who are lurking just below), but please email me and let me know if I've missed you.
Check back this afternoon for the first set of Week 8 allocations for those participating in the group strategy.
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 8: Monday
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Week 3: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Monday January 5th
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: In a "Fast Money" interview on Dec. 31, how does CEO Howard Levine describe his family business?
Answer: "selling...things that people need"
Squawk On the Street: Question: According to our Warren Buffett Watch, where did Berkshire Hathaway's Class A shares end 2008?
Answer: at $96,600 each
The Call: Question: According to our By The Numbers blog, which of the 2009 Dogs of the Dow has the lowest dividend yield?
Answer: Kraft Foods
Power Lunch: Question: Video hunt: In a Jan. 1 interview about commodities, what did Michael Yoshikami cite as a sign of industrial slowdown?
Answer: displacement of Chinese workers
Street Signs: Question: Slideshow hunt: According to our Wealth in America survey, who had planned to spend the most on holiday shopping?
Answer: Northeastern farmers
Closing Bell: Question: According to the article, Asian Markets Start 2009 on a Quiet Note, whose gains helped support Australian stocks?
Answer: Woodside (apparently... thanks, Michael)*
I've emailed CNBC to see if we can get some clarification (and, hopefully, a score adjustment).
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Question: The term MACD is shorthand for
Answer: Moving Average Convergence/ Divergence
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