CNBC - Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge

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    Anybody here playing? Just wondering.

    Ya could win oh... 1/2 million bucks or so.

    I always play. I usually setup my portfolio's and just leave them alone.

    To play, logon to CNBC, click CONTEST, create your portfolio's.

    Good Luck if you're in!
     
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    Cool.

    Sound like fun.

    Now I used to gamble (for fun) online, but for some reason (technical not worth explaining here) I can no longer do that, so maybe this will satisfy that gambling lust for me, instead.

    You guys do not want to play texas hold'em with me, BTW.

    I'd own your farms if you played against me long enough.

    Of course gambling at cards is way easier than making money on the market, but this might be a fun, anyway.
     
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    Interestingly, a novice player won 500K$ in one of these CNBC games. I'm not 100% sure but I think his "big play" was Fanny or Freddie. Anyway, I imagine he's happy he played.


    Man, you'd never want to sit at a Texas Hold'em table with me. You'd REALLY have a bad outlook on life after that. :lol:
     
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    Ed, did you get your CNBC Portfolio's setup?

    My portfolio's (their all the same) are probably going to take a hit today. I'm long in the following short ETF's:
    QID
    SRS
    SKF
    EEV
    Long Currencies:
    GBP/USD

    I stand ZERO chance of winning but I like to track my picks over the period of the game.

    I'm surprised that your the only person that expressed any interest in the game. It seems like there's a lot of people who post here who could use a free chance to win some cash. :confused:

    Oh well, good luck to you!
     
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    Sounds fun. I use to play this game in high school.
     
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    High school? Interesting...

    I wish this internet thingy was around when I was a kid in school. Too bad AL Gore hadn't invented it yet!
     
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    The brits are thinking about converting to the Euro..... :(
     
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    Wow, my little CBNC portfolio made $219.367.56 yesterday. [​IMG]

    If that was my real portfolio, I'd take the money and run!
     
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    When I was in a high school, I was fortunate to be part of the Academy of Finance. We played the stock market game (not CNBC) and I summer interned at Shearson Lehman Bros (that was what it was called at that time). All of us aspired to be yuppies :)
     
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    Wow! Can you parlay your expertise into real $$$?

    I'm still setting up my portfolio.
     

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