TheStreet.com'sBeat the Street stock-picking contest entered its fourth week, and all of the top five players' 25 trades were longs.
HappyAss took the Day 1 lead, building the $250,000 starting portfolio to $266,104.81, just 3 cents ahead of StreetTrader in the weeklong game. Bklnman and Chunrong16 each totaled $265,373.56, and Patrick2 rounded out the top five at $264,968.
Under the rules of the weekly contest, players will be able to switch one of their five stocks between tonight's market close and Wednesday's market open.
Contestants looking to research their changes should take a look at Patrick Schultz's weekly
Power Stock Rankings
, which showcases the most searched stocks on
in a given week. It contains recent favorites such as
, and the usual favorites
Players should also consult Stockpickr's
Shortly after 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday morning, participants will be able to see the final picks of all the competitors and gauge their chances for the week. And remember, the next Beat the Street game will be held next week, so if you missed this week, you can register now to get in on next week's game.
Readers should also consult
on what investors can learn from the game.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.