Beat the Street: Hot Start

The day 1 leader adds more than $45,000 to their initial portfolio.
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The market might have started the second quarter with only slight gains, but that didn't stop the leaders of

TheStreet.com's

"Beat the Street" stock-picking game from having huge days.

After just one session of trading, jkilla surged in to the top position with $145,711.10. Tied for second, with $140,210, are pknab and Greg NTG1.

Players start the game, which went live Monday, with $100,000 of fictional money in their portfolios. They then use those funds to buy and sell stocks throughout the day. The contest runs for two months, and the winner at the end will pocket a very real $100,000 for their efforts.

Also getting off to a hot start were Parker, in third place with $136,755.14, extramoneymaker in fourth with $118,001.10, followed by kojisan in fifth with $117,691.10.

The traders at the top of the list managed their big advances despite the fact that Wall Street overall had an unimpressive session.

Following an erratic day, the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

tacked on 27.95 points, or 0.23%, to 12,382.30. The

S&P 500

added 3.69 points, or 0.26%, at 1424.55, and the

Nasdaq Composite

edged ahead by 0.62 point, or 0.03%, to 2422.26.