T.V. Time-Out #9
I must confess. Yes, I have turned to my blog to make a confession. Actually a couple. First, I am solidly hooked on CNBC. This is what I have become. This is me. Today. If I am hanging in my house, and it's a business day, I got "the first in business" on the tube. With the live market reports, business perspectives, and trader analysis, this stuff gets me going. This network has a rather long history, first emerging on cable in 1988. I've only recently discovered it, since I am relatively new to cable. But once they introduced the "Million Dollar Challange" I was indeed hooked.
What's the "Million Dollar Challange" you ask? Why only the coolest contest in the world. You sign-up @ cnbc.com and they give you $1,000,000 of play money and let you trade and sell stocks. It lasts for 10 weeks, with one winner each week. (And a grand winner after that.) I got in the game the second or third week and tomorrow it enters the fifth week. (I think.) Each player is allowed 40 trades a day. The funny thing is, I've only traded about 18 times total!! And I am ranked in the top 18% with about a 5% return on the pretend cash!! It's really fun and there are about 450,000 contestants currently playing.
And then there is Erin Burnett. Opps, my stock is rising. Excuse me.