Bonus Bucks: May 2008 Archives

Squawk Box

Question: On Wednesday, Cramer revealed his Wind Index. Which "Windex" stock was NOT one of his previous calls?

Answer: Ameron

Squawk on the Street

Question: In the slideshow 10 Most Expensive States to Buy Gasoline, which state was No. 3?

Answer: New York

The Call

Question: On May 21, Lee Klaskow described his "holy trinity" of rail freight. Which company was closest to his model?

Answer: Burlington Northern

Power Lunch

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: How did BlackRock's Bob Doll view a possible InBev-Anheuser deal?

Answer: it's the correct trend

Street Signs

Question: "Behind the Wheel" blogger Phil LeBeau is optimistic about the auto industry! Why?

Answer: alternative-fueled cars

Closing Bell

Question: Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers sees an "ominous sign" in his customers' behavior. What sign?

Answer: delaying bill payment

Weekly Quiz

Question: An investor's _ size is the dollar value being invested into a particular security.

Answer: Position

Squawk Box

Question: In "The Steady Rise of Oil" (April 18) what transportation metaphor did Sri Jegarajah use?

Answer: garage the station wagon

Squawk on the Street

Question: In "Housing Issues Scarier Than High Oil Prices" Wilbur Ross said how many U.S. public firms are run badly?

Answer: 1%

The Call

Question: On Tuesday's Mad Money show, which Cold War phrase did Cramer reference?

Answer: Warsaw Pact

Power Lunch

Question: In "(Oil) Drilling For a Better Portfolio" how did Gerald Jordan describe Weatherford Intl.?

Answer: sort of mini-Schlumberger

Street Signs

Question: How did Sports Biz blogger Darren Rovell feel upon learning tennis star Ashley Harkleroad posed for Playboy?

Answer: sorrowful

Closing Bell

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: On May 20, which bank did Jeffery Harte say had the best management team?

Answer: JPMorgan

Weekly Quiz

Question: An investor's _ size is the dollar value being invested into a particular security.

Answer: Position

Squawk Box

Question: In the last paragraph of "Stocks Don't Like Obama" Larry Kudlow concludes that:

Answer: McCain can still win

Squawk on the Street

Question: In "Emerging Money: Up For '08" how many of Tim Seymour's trades were part of the Emerging Money Top 20 list?

Answer: Three

The Call

Question: CNBC Guest Blog: In "Calling Out The Confidence Game" what ancient pseudo-science did Jerry Bowyer refer to?

Answer: phrenology

Power Lunch

Question: In a May 27 CNBC Stock Blog, how did Dan Genter describe corporate dividends?

Answer: weapon of choice

Street Signs

Question: On May 27, what small- and mid-cap businesses did "market pro" David Twibell praise?

Answer: regional & community banks

Closing Bell

Question: In May 27's Lightning Round, what energy play did Cramer recommend?

Answer: Frontline

Weekly Quiz

Question: An investor's _ size is the dollar value being invested into a particular security.

Answer: Position

Squawk Box

Question: Realty Check: Who sparked Countrywide CEO Mozilo's "disgusting" e-mail reply?

Answer: customer Daniel Bailey Jr.

Squawk on the Street

Question: The other black gold: On May 22, super-trader Jon Najarian said coal is up more than oil. He recommended buying:

Answer: Consol Energy

The Call

Question: In his June investment outlook, Pimco's Bill Gross warned that U.S. inflation statistics were:

Answer: "not reflecting reality"

Power Lunch

Question: In "$135: The Biggest Loser" the Fast Money team warned of companies hurt by oil prices. Which stock did they PAN?

Answer: PetroChina

Street Signs

Question: On May 9, Jim Cramer assailed AIG -- and its CEO Martin Sullivan. What did the Mad Money guru call the company?

Answer: moronic

Closing Bell

Question: Web Extra: On May 23, what natural-gas equipment stock did Shawn Reynolds exclusively pick for CNBC.com readers?

Answer: Exterran

Weekly Quiz

Question: An investor's _ size is the dollar value being invested into a particular security.

Answer: Position

Squawk Box

Question: Question: Fast Money talked oil plays in the article, "At $133 Who Wins?" What was Guy Adami's trade?

Answer: get long oil services

Squawk on the Street

Question: Market Insider: How did Birinyi's Jeff Rubin rate Boone Pickens' forecasting?

Answer: insight most investors lack

The Call

Question: According to "SUVs And What They're Worth," first-quarter new SUV sales:

Answer: plunged 23%

Power Lunch

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: In "Restaurant Stocks: Feast and Famine" which firm was praised for sales "actually doing the best"?

Answer: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Street Signs

Question: The Best Premium Liquor Brands slideshow praises Moet & Hennessey's 10 Cane rum. What gives it its essence?

Answer: Trinidadian sugar cane

Closing Bell

Question: On May 21, why did Jim Cramer suggest buying Freeport McMoRan?

Answer: Chinese demand

Weekly Quiz

Answer: Position

Squawk Box

Question: Web Exclusive: Which stock did Will Muggia recommend specifically for CNBC.com readers?

Answer: Chesapeake Energy

Squawk on the Street

Question: What did Goldman Sachs' Abby Joseph Cohen call a "pretty good hedge against inflation"?

Answer: equities in general

The Call

Question: "Rail moves everything," said Neuberger Berman's Gary Kaminsky. Which railroad stock moves him?

Answer: Kansas City Southern

Power Lunch

Question: Options trading: Rebecca Darst says which dental technology firm saw "unusually bullish call activity"?

Answer: Align Technology

Street Signs

Question: On May 19, Jim Cramer called which agriculture stock a "great buy"?

Answer: All of the above

Closing Bell

Question: By The Numbers blog: Which "winning energy stock" had the greatest 6-month percentage change (as of May 20)?

Answer: Hess

Weekly Quiz

Answer: Position

Squawk Box

Question: According to Boone Pickens, how much is the U.S. sending overseas for oil?

Answer: 4x the Iraq War's cost

Squawk on the Street

Question: On Tuesday, Jim Cramer said it was "time to ring the register" and sell. But what railroad stock was he BULLISH on?

Answer: CSX

The Call

Question: Short seller Doug Kass mentioned Warren Buffett and a famous tyrant in a CNBC interview. Which tyrant?

Answer: Napoleon Bonaparte

Power Lunch

Question: Which "gloom & doom" figure told CNBC Monday "I think the economy really stinks"?

Answer: Marc Faber

Street Signs

Question: What "Web Extra" Internet stock did Darren Chervitz recommend exclusively for CNBC Stock Blog readers?

Answer: Shutterfly

Closing Bell

Question: In "How To Prosper On Retiring Boomers" which stock did Jordan Kimmel link to the post-WWII generation?

Answer: Research in Motion

Weekly Quiz

Answer: Position

Squawk Box

Question: In March, Bernie McGinn was on the money with his Ford pick. Early this month, what pharma stock did he recommend?

Answer: PFE

Squawk on the Street

Question: Energy Source blog: What did John Kilduff say about Iran's possible market vulnerability?

Answer: It's more self-inflicted

The Call

Question: Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio Tracker: What was BRK's top holding by dollar value (as of March 31)?

Answer: KO

Power Lunch

Question: According to Paul Forward of Stifel Nicolaus, how much coal does America have?

Answer: about a 250-year supply

Street Signs

Question: In "Short Stories," what did Fast Money trader Pete Najarian call "the most confident plays"?

Answer: Coal & NatGas

Closing Bell

Question: "States with the Highest Foreclosure Rates" slideshow: How many Nevada households got notices as of April?

Answer: 1 in every 146

Weekly Quiz

Answer: Position

Squawk Box

Question: In the story "Hogan's Heroes," Jeffries' Art Hogan recommended which biotech stock?

Answer: Charles River

Squawk on the Street

Question: In "Future Trade: Web 5.0″ what Un-"sexy" stock did Jeff Macke recommend?

Answer: Intel

The Call

Question: On May 16, CNBC.com's "Two Way Street" blog got its name from a presumably loyal reader. Who?

Answer: John Ware

Power Lunch

Question: In the CNBC Stock Blog, "A Big Buy On Brazil," what was Tom Del Zoppo's advice?

Answer: Buy Petrobras

Street Signs

Question: In "Thunder To Battle iPhone?!" Jim Goldman quotes which tech news & review site?

Answer: The Boy Genius

Closing Bell

Question: On May 16, Jim Cramer said he'd only recommend ONE Indian stock. Name it.

Answer: Sterlite Industries

Weekly Quiz

Answer: Position

Squawk Box

Question: Boone Pickens is building a huge wind farm with General Electric turbines. How much is the initial order with GE worth?

Answer: about $2 billion

Squawk on the Street

Question: The geothermal industry is molten! But there are only 2 pure plays trading on U.S. exchanges. Name one.

Answer: Ormat Technologies

The Call

Question: The CNBC Stock Blog featured "Israeli gems" -- picks by Merrill Lynch's Haim Israel. What was his telecom pick?

Answer: Cellcom

Power Lunch

Question: Donald Trump told CNBC he sold his Palm Beach house for $100 million. What literary reference did he make?

Answer: Tale of two cities

Street Signs

Question: Erin Burnett is in South Asia, seeking global market movers. How big is India's economy?

Answer: $1.2 trillion

Closing Bell

Question: In "Bill Miller's Broken Legg," what company did Jim Cramer call "an American comeback story"?

Answer: ArvinMeritor

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