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How To Trade the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge (Part 4)

One key to success is to trade the current trends.  This is true for the volatility of the currency markets.  For those wanting to trade currencies but are not using FX trading, you can use the ETFs for all major currencies in the CNBC Portfolio Challenge.  The best market trend I have found so far is that the U.S. Dollar is rallying over the last month.  Use the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP) to go long the Dollar.  This ETF is up 8% in the last month.  Of course, you want this to be a smaller position in your portfolio as the rally continues over the short-term.

PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP) is a separate series of PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Trust (the Trust).  The Fund’s subsidiary is DB US Dollar Index Bullish Master Fund (the Master Fund), a separate series of DB US Dollar Index Bullish Master Trust (the Master Trust).

The inverse trend is the Euros continued decline.  The ETF play is the ProShares UltraShort Euro (EUO) that is a super-short Euro play.  This ETF is only up a little over 4% in the last month.  However, if any countries in Europe default or increase their possiblilty of default then the EUO will be a great play as it is super short for the EURO.

Both ETFs, UUP and EUO are shown in the chart below.

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Also see these articles:

How to trade the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge (Part 1)

How to trade the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge (Part 2)

How to trade the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge (Part 3)

 

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Get Rich Investments Still in Top Percentile of CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge

How is my portfolio strategy going so far?  GetRichInvestments is holding steady in the 99.73 percentile as of today – see graph below.  This means that I am still in line to contend for one of the great prizes in the coming weeks.  I am happy to have my portfolio in this position.  Maybe this will quiet the critics here at Get Rich Investments as we are much more than just the Monthly Income Plan.  Stay tuned for more updates on the CNBC Million Dollar Challenge.

 

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Ever wanted an opportunity to play around with individual stocks with no risk, just to see how good your stockpicking skills are?  CNBC is running a contest called the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge which basically amounts to a fantasy stock market.  You can spend one million fictitious dollars buying stocks, and the person with the most valuable portfolio at the end of the contest (mid-May) will win $1 million.  Also, the person with the most valuable portfolio at the end of each week until then will win $10,000.

CNBC has begun their fourth annual “Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.”  This is one of the largest prizes we have seen in a trading contest.  This year’s prizes include a payout of $1,000,000, a Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport and 10 Exotic One&Only and Atlantis Resort vacations. All interested contestants have to do is register with a CNBC.com account. The contest starts on September 19th. Like last year, the contest will be sponsored by FXCM. The DailyFX team at FXCM has also put together tutorials for new currency traders.

The Challenge doesn’t permit option trading so I had to stick with stocks and ETFs to build my portfolio.  What has been my strategy so far?  I anticipated the market downturn so I went with ETFs shorting the S&P 500 and Nasdaq QQQQ’s.  How did this strategy go?  Well, GetRichInvestments is in the 99.79 percentile as of close on Thusday (Sept 23) – see graph below.  This means that I am in the running to place very high in the competition and with a little luck I may actually win a prize.  I am happy that only 0.21 percentile is ahead of my portfolio.  Maybe the knowledge we show at Get Rich Investments is much more than just the Monthly Income Plan.  Stay tuned for more updates on the CNBC Million Dollar Challenge.

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