Now it's airline longs that are working for the leaders in TheStreet.com's Beat the Street contest.
Last week's winning portfolio was all short the airlines.
The current leader, playing under the name "Monkey," is long UAL (UAUA), AMR (AMR), Delta (DAL - Get Report), Northwest (NWA), Continental (CAL) and Agria (GRO), an ag play. The portfolio stood at $306,186.61 at the close of trading Thursday.
In second place with $305,470.35 was "TraderDave," long the same five airlines, but also long DryShips (DRYS).In third place was "MomWoman," long four airlines and biotech Elan (ELN) for a total of $304,720.34. This week, the 11th for the game, saw 4,940 players participate. The top five most popular portfolio stocks were LEH, AMR, DAL, UAUA and GS.