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As we near the final trading day for Week 2 of Beat the Street, we wanted to share some of the game's trends so people can get ready to register for Week 3.

This week saw 5890 contestants participate in the game, and they were a decidedly bullish group in making their total 31,013 stock picks as 22,647 buys were made, vs. 8366 short sales.

So what were the most popular tickers? Not surprisingly,


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landed on the list as the iPod maker is always a trading favorite.

General Electric

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was the most popular stock, as contestants sought to take advantage of the volatility in this bellwether that shocked Wall Street with a

7-cent miss last Friday



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, another popular stock, reports earnings after the close Thursday, and that name is never surprising to see in a most popular list.

Two financials --

Washington Mutual

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-- rounded out the list, as that sector remains in the news.

So those are the trends, stay tuned to the market and be sure to sign up for Week 3 after the close tomorrow.

This article was written by a staff member of