Monday, May 14, 2007

CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge - IBN Network Final Results

As part of the Investors Blog Network (IBN) Festival #4, a portfolio was submitted to the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Here is the final result for the IBN Network Portfolio at the market close on Friday, May 11, 2007:


Portfolio OpenedMarch 21, 2007
Stocks Purchased

Avnet (AVT)
Bruker BioSciences (BRKR)
Intuit (INTU)
Apple (AAPL)
Millicom International (MICC)
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (GOL)

Cash Position


Portfolio Value

$1,122,000 (top 14% in ranking)

Gain to Date

12.3% (11.6 % from bonus bucks)

The portfolio took a big hit with Bruker BioSciences (BRKR) dropping from $11.56 to $8.20 two weeks ago, apparently due to disappointing earnings, which only slightly increased from last year. BRKR recovered to $9.02 in the final week.

Here is how the individual stocks performed. Avnet (AVT) and Apple (AAPL) were the two big gainers in the portfolio at 13% and 16% respectively. The other stocks finished flat or lower: Intuit (INTU) - 1%, Millicom International (MICC) - 0%, Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (GOL) - -4%, Bruker BioSciences (BRKR) - -12%.

Although the IBN portfolio did not finish in the top ten, it was educational and fun to participate in the contest. For reference, the top finisher had $4,886, 000 (389% gain!)and the tenth finisher had $3,503,000.

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