The first day of'sBeat the Street contest's latest week saw sellers dust buyers out of the gate.

DrPookie and GoWhiteSox took the day 1 lead, building the $250,000 starting portfolio to $280,537.50 as both players shorted the following stocks out of the gate:

Radian Group

(RDN) - Get Report



(CIT) - Get Report


PMI Group

( PMI),


(MBI) - Get Report

, and


(MTG) - Get Report


Rounding out the top five were TakeNoPrisoners, at $278,211 with a short of

Fidelity National Financial

(FNF) - Get Report

rather than CIT the difference between the leaders, Smith34654 at $275,336, who added shorts of airlines


(DAL) - Get Report




to the financial mix and Shanghai at $275,129.

Under the rules of the weekly contest, players will be able to switch one of their five stocks between Tuesday's market close and Wednesday's market open.

Contestants looking to research their changes should take a look at

Cramer's Mad Money Recap

; Stockpickr's

Beat the Street forum


Fast Money's Pops and Drops

; and

'Mad Money Lightning Round'


This article was written by a staff member of