Bonus Bucks: June 2008 Archives

Squawk Box

Question: In his blog, Darren Rovell paid tribute to the late George Carlin. Which of Rovell's terms refers to options trades?

Answer: long straddle

Squawk on the Street

Question: According to the blog post, "Air Products: Cutting Edge of Alt Energy?", how does Jim Cramer describe the U.S.?

Answer: Saudi Arabia of coal

The Call

Question: In the CNBC.com video "Go Short" how does Options University strategist Ron Ianieri define a "speculator"?

Answer: "everyone in the market"

Power Lunch

Question: According to the CNBC Stock Blog "Powering Your Portfolio: Uranium" what is uranium miner Cameco's other business?

Answer: mining gold

Street Signs

Question: In Fast Money's Web Extra video "Najarian's Sweet Trade" which home builder rated the opinion, "I'd stay away"?

Answer: Lennar

Closing Bell

Question: Which U.S. airline announced on Monday June 23 that it plans to lay off 950 pilots?

Answer: UAL

Weekly Quiz

Question: In shorting, the difference between where you sell a stock and where you buy it back is called _.

Answer: profit

Squawk Box

Question: Print's not dead at CNBC! Name the editor of CNBC.com's new "Bullish on Books" blogger.

Answer: Gloria McDonough-Taub

Squawk on the Street

Question: In Fast Money's Web Extra segment "Najarian's Sweet Trade" which food & beverage purveyor did Pete Najarian praise?

Answer: McDonald's

The Call

Question: In the CNBC.com feature "Shorting Stocks Could Be Way to Play This Market" which strategist predicted "one ugly decline"?

Answer: Kathy Boyle

Power Lunch

Question: In the slideshow "Lifestyles of the Super Rich" how much do the swank Christian Louboutin pumps go for?

Answer: $2,500

Street Signs

Question: In the Web video "Inside Look at Offshore" which firm's oil rig did Janet Shamlian report from?

Answer: Chevron

Closing Bell

Question: On The Money blog: In the post entitled "Cheap Is Sexy" which phrase is the blogger's own advice?

Answer: Vote with your wallet

Weekly Quiz

What tool did 17th century rice traders contribute to the financial markets?

Answer: candlesticks

Squawk Box

Question: In the CNBC.com video, "Fed Expectations" what was Robert Podorefsky's reaction to talk of a Q3 Fed rate hike?

Answer: "I don't see it"

Squawk on the Street

Question: In the Fast Money blog post "Are Options Accurate?" Jon Najarian called ORCL & RIMM earnings with what tracking system?

Answer: Big Thunder

The Call

Question: Warren Buffett told CNBC that U.S. inflation is "exploding." He joked to Becky Quick that if he were Fed chairman, he'd:

Answer: resign

Power Lunch

Question: In Sharon Epperson's blog post, "Shorting Oil The Way To Go?", she cites "a very large energy trader." Who?

Answer: none of the above

Street Signs

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: On June 23, Longbow Research's Lee Klaskow said Midwestern floods had done one good thing. What?

Answer: pullback for rail stocks

Closing Bell

Question: In the blog post "Fertilizer Stocks: Room To Grow" which stock did Michael Judd call "a great long-term holding"?

Answer: MON

Weekly Quiz

What tool did 17th century rice traders contribute to the financial markets?

Answer: candlesticks

Squawk Box

Question: In the CNBC.com video "Underweight on China" Erwin Sanft says BNP Paribas downgraded a raft of Chinese stocks. How many?

Answer: 10

Squawk on the Street

Question: In Tuesday's edition of "Lightning Round OT" What was Cramer's exact take on Dominion Resources?

Answer: "a real good one"

The Call

Question: Kiplinger's issued a list of stocks that "Warren Buffett would love." Name one. (Hint: You'll find the list on our site.)

Answer: Tiffany

Power Lunch

Question: On June 24, Melissa Lee sat in for Maria Bartiromo in "Maria's Market Message" Web video. What story did she lead with?

Answer: Fed meeting

Street Signs

Question: In his auto blog, Phil LeBeau mocked Jim Cramer! Finish Phil's phrase: "While Cramer may know stocks, I think he's..."

Answer: "crocked"

Closing Bell

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: Neil Hennessy is a frequent CNBC guest and master stock picker. What was his Web Extra pick for Tuesday?

Answer: ARG

Weekly Quiz

What tool did 17th century rice traders contribute to the financial markets?

Answer: candlesticks

Squawk Box

Question: Cramer Flashback: On May 27, the Mad Money guru called SPX the ultimate New Tech stock. What does it leverage?

Answer: all of the above

Squawk on the Street

Question: In her Monday blog post on foreclosures, what did Carmen Wong Ulrich say "matters most"?

Answer: home expense/salary ratio

The Call

Question: In the CNBC.com feature, "The Future of Oil: What the Experts Are Saying," who is Peter Beutel paired with?

Answer: Addison Armstrong

Power Lunch

Question: According to CNBC.com's video report "Foreclosure Tour Hits Manhattan" how many Q1 residential foreclosures were there?

Answer: 23

Street Signs

Question: In Diana Olick's post, "Harvard and Housing: A Silver Lining?" Eric Belsky cited a "significant amount" of this:

Answer: immigration

Closing Bell

Question: In the CNBC Stock Blog, "Brokerage Stocks: Go Long," what did Ryan Lentell call "probably the best set-up firm"?

Answer: Goldman Sachs

Weekly Quiz

What tool did 17th century rice traders contribute to the financial markets?

Answer: candlesticks

Squawk Box

Question: In the June 20 Kudlow Caucus, which panelist called the $300 billion housing bailout bill a "boondoggle"?

Answer: Stefan Abrams

Squawk on the Street

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: on June 20, what did Jeffrey Frankel cite as an element in an investment brainstorming process?

Answer: The Hulk

The Call

Question: How does Sharon Epperson's blog post, "Big Oil Heads Back To Iraq," describe the oil majors' Iraqi deals?

Answer: unlikely to depress prices

Power Lunch

Question: The article "Picks for Banking Bloodbath" praises Banca Transilvania. Where is the financial firm based?

Answer: Cluj

Street Signs

Question: In the Web video report "Staubach's Real Estate Deal" what is the "biggest compliment" to ex-Dallas QB Roger Staubach?

Answer: the real estate guy

Closing Bell

Question: In the Fast Money blog, "Post-Washout Rally?" which indicator did Jon Najarian look to first for a pro-rally case?

Answer: VIX

Weekly Quiz

What tool did 17th century rice traders contribute to the financial markets?

Answer: candlesticks

Squawk Box

Question: According to Darren Rovell's June 19 Sports Biz blog, Notre Dame will start a series vs which team in 2010?

Answer: Army

Squawk on the Street

Question: CNBC.com Web video: In "China Fuel Prices" (June 19) Peter Boockvar called this a "major problem" for China:

Answer: food inflation

The Call

Question: Two-Way Street blog: In "Reader Response: Let's Drill!!! (Mostly)" what non-human animal anatomy does a reader mention?

Answer: panda's head

Power Lunch

Question: In Bob Pisani's "Regional Banks Stage Rally" which bank anticipated "some increase in the cash dividend during 2008"?

Answer: BB&T

Street Signs

Question: In "Lower Crude Bad For Stocks?" Carter Worth tells the Fast Money team how he'd trade if crude pulls back. How?

Answer: long technology

Closing Bell

Question: "Investing in a Tough European Retail Environment" mentions one optimistic "recovery" in UK retail. Which company?

Answer: Kingfisher

Weekly Quiz

Question: A series of higher highs and higher lows signals what kind of trend?

Answer: uptrend

Squawk Box

Question: CNBC.com managing editor Allen Wastler enjoys a stogie in his byline photo. What brand of cigar?

Answer: Cuvee Blanc Churchill

Squawk on the Street

Question: In "Health Care Stocks: Schwab's Rx" why did Paul Alan Davis praise Express Scripts?

Answer: it's "part of the solution"

The Call

Question: In the story, "Crude? So What? These Characters Still Find Work in Ads", which figure is called a "contemporary...icon"?

Answer: Stewie the baby

Power Lunch

Question: In "Energy Plays: How to Profit From the Oil-Price Boom" Jordan Kimmel offered his "excellent" stock picks. Name one.

Answer: MCF

Street Signs

Question: Web video hunt: In "LeFrak's Stock Picks," Richard LeFrak joked that FedEx should shift from what to what?

Answer: airplanes to smart cars

Closing Bell

Question: In Fast Money's "Web Extra: Nat Gas Plummet?" the traders also discussed solar energy. The following stock(s) were mentioned:

Answer: Intel

Weekly Quiz

Question: A series of higher highs and higher lows signals what kind of trend?

Answer: uptrend

Squawk Box

Question: In her blog post, "Foreclosures: What You're Asking About," what did Carmen Wong Ulrich offer Steve the Angry Renter?

Answer: his own blog post

Squawk on the Street

Question: Cramer prefers gold to silver. So why did he say he likes Pan American Silver, in June 9's Lightning Round OT?

Answer: "a winner" among peers

The Call

Question: Warren Buffett Watch: According to Adolphus Busch IV, how big a stake does Berkshire Hathaway's CEO hold in Anheuser?

Answer: 5 percent

Power Lunch

Question: The slideshow, "Which Costs More?" (June 10) says Budweiser is pricier than crude oil. How much IS a barrel of beer?

Answer: US$447.25

Street Signs

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: In "Two China Solar Energy Stocks" Gerald Jordan praised, yes, energy plays. Which one(s)?

Answer: all of the above

Closing Bell

Question: In "'Non-Toxic' Financial Stock Picks" which bank did Ben Steverman call "the anti-Countrywide"?

Answer: Hudson City Bancorp

Weekly Quiz

Question: A series of higher highs and higher lows signals what kind of trend?

Answer: uptrend

Squawk Box

Question: In Bob Pisani's blog post "Using Analysts As Contrarians?" which financial firm's employee is mentioned by his full name?

Answer: Merrill Lynch

Squawk on the Street

Question: In Monday's "Stop Trading!" segment, which stock did Jim Cramer say "suffers from a lack of momentum"?

Answer: Nokia

The Call

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: On June 16, Jonathan Vyorst offered CNBC his stock picks. But which one was an exclusive "Web Extra"?

Answer: American Financial

Power Lunch

Question: Full disclosure: In "Stocks Your Dad Would Love," which of Brent Wilsey's picks is in his portfolio?

Answer: Harley-Davidson

Street Signs

Question: In "Take Your Position: Financials" Fast Money's Guy Adami says "take at least half your position off the table" for:

Answer: Lehman Brothers

Closing Bell

Question: In Vince Farrell's "Raising Rates Would Spark a Rally" he quotes Stefan Abrams on the worst thing for stock prices:

Answer: rising rate of inflation

Weekly Quiz

Question: A series of higher highs and higher lows signals what kind of trend?

Answer: uptrend

Squawk Box

Question: Where did "Managing Asia" blogger Christine Tan get her Masters degree?

Answer: University of Auckland

Squawk on the Street

Question: On June 5, Cramer sang the praises of Yum! Brands. How high did he say the stock would go?

Answer: past $45

The Call

Question: "Beloved Characters as Reimagined for the 21st Century" told of toon & toy updates. What was "the industry's nightmare"?

Answer: Earring Magic Ken

Power Lunch

Question: The May 27 Fast Money University segment had bad news for some -- but possibly good for others. What was the topic?

Answer: Natural disasters

Street Signs

Question: Darren Rovell called Kimbo Slice the fiercest athlete since Mike Tyson. Whom did Rovell see Slice fight on May 31?

Answers: James Thompson

Closing Bell

Question: In "Utility Stocks Hotter with Deregulation," which stock was Dan Eggers' "top idea right now"?

Answer: PEG

Weekly Quiz

Question: A series of higher highs and higher lows signals what kind of trend?

Answer: uptrend

Squawk Box

Question: In CNBC.com's Earnings - Highlights section, what is the first tab that readers see?

Answer: Expected Announcements

Squawk on the Street

Question: In May 29's Sell Block, which telecom stock(s) did Cramer suggest to sell on "any strength"?

Answer: Vimpel Communications

The Call

Question: In May, Warren Buffett told a Madrid audience what his "three bedrock ideas" are. Which did he mention first?

Answer: stock = piece of a business

Power Lunch

Question: According to Diana Olick, how many U.S. construction jobs were lost between the 2006 sector peak and May 2, 2008?

Answer: 457,000

Street Signs

Question: Which CNBC anchor also writes the "Managing Asia" blog?

Answer: Christine Tan

Closing Bell

Question: In his June 5 blog, Phil LeBeau said this automaker matched Toyota's efficiency -- but not its public perception:

Answer: Chrysler

Weekly Quiz

Question: Investors looking for stocks priced less than intrinsic value are referred to as __ investors.

Answer: Value

Squawk Box

Question: Web Video Hunt: On Wednesday's "Squawk Box," Sequoia's Mark Kvamme discussed bringing a Web site to TV. Which one?

Answer: funnyordie.com

Squawk on the Street

Question: In "Stocks Could Be Hostage To Oil Prices All Summer" which defensive play did Richard Sparks recommend?

Answer: PetroQuest

The Call

Question: In the Two-Way Street blog post, "Missing Ron Paul: Readers Respond", which CNBC.com reader used the phrase "corporate lapdog"?

Answer: Frosty

Power Lunch

Question: In "The Surest Sign It's Time to Sell" (Feb. 19) Cramer gave timeless stock advice. What was his "rock solid" sell sign?

Answer: heavily shorted & hyped

Street Signs

Question: In Bob Pisani's blog post, "Global Theme: Inflation Worries" how many nations does he specifically name?

Answer: six

Closing Bell

Question: In "Surging Crude Means Picking Shrewd" why did Christopher Zook praise Applied Materials?

Anwer: solar growth opportunity

Weekly Quiz

Question: Investors looking for stocks priced less than intrinsic value are referred to as __ investors.

Answer: Value

Squawk Box

Question: Web video hunt: On Tuesday, Toll Bros. CEO Robert Toll told Power Lunch home prices may be stabilizing. Who interviewed him?

Answer: Sue Herera

Squawk on the Street

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: According to Dan Eggers, what is the key to picking energy utility stocks?

Answer: deregulated environment

The Call

Question: In John McCain's June 10 CNBC interview, whom did the presidential candidate say he'd enlist to strengthen trade?

Answer: Our traditional allies

Power Lunch

Question: In "Congress to Summer Workers: Drop Dead," Jerry Bowyer refers to which "universal laws of science"?

Answer: all of the above

Street Signs

Question: In "Oil Services Stocks Are Price-Proof" Federated Investors' Phil Orlando says oil prices may sink as low as:

Answer: $110 to $100 range

Closing Bell

Question: In "Answering Your Credit Questions" blogger Carmen Wong Ulrich says the "big secret" of the credit industry is that it's:

Answer: "very unregulated"

Weekly Quiz

Question: Investors looking for stocks priced less than intrinsic value are referred to as __ investors.

Answer: Value

Squawk Box

In Fast Money's June 6 Web Extra segment, "The Week Ahead," what topics did the traders offer predictions for?

Answer: oil, Apple & inflation

Squawk on the Street

Question: In "Lehman to Raise $6 Billion, Expects $2.8 Billion Loss" (June 9), who offered insights to CNBC's Squawk Box?

Answer: Greenlight's David Einhorn

The Call

Question: In Cramer's May 15 Sell Block segment, "The Newest Mortgage Offenders," why did the Mad Money guru slam IndyMac?

Answer: diluting shareholders

Power Lunch

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: In "Playing the Food Chain," what did stock picker Doug Cliggott warn investors to be wary of?

Answer: need for credit growth

Street Signs

Question: How much did Warren Buffett bet that Wall Street pros cannot beat the S&P?

Answer: $320,000

Closing Bell

Question: Yodel for profit: In "Great Dividend Plays from Switzerland" which company did David Costa recommend?

Answer: Adecco

Weekly Quiz

Question: Investors looking for stocks priced less than intrinsic value are referred to as __ investors.

Answer: Value.

Squawk Box

Question: According to the slideshow "Fallen Stars: Celebrity Foreclosures" how much did Aretha Franklin owe in back taxes?

Answer: $19,193

Squawk on the Street

Question: In June 5's "Web Extra: Suspicious Stock" which Fast Money trader wanted to share his/her investment doubts?

Answer: Guy Adami

The Call

Question: In the June 6 edition of CNBC.com's Kudlow Caucus, which panelist(s) predicted a recession?

Answer: all of the above

Power Lunch

Question: On Friday, Cramer warned that "safety stocks aren't safe" now. But he did say one stock was "about to rip." Which?

Answer: Intrepid Potash

Street Signs

Question: In "Riding the Energy Stock Elevator" why did Jerry Castellini say he likes Southwestern Energy?

Answer: shale development

Closing Bell

Question: Find the CNBC.com Web video, "Farmer Meets Fast Money." Now: what state does farmer Roger Neshem hail from?

Answer: North Dakota

Weekly Quiz

Question: Come back later.

Answer: Come back later

Squawk Box

Question: In the blog entitled "Lousy Volume?" Bob Pisani reported that total volume in all NYSE-listed stocks is

Answer: up 23%

Squawk on the Street

Question: In "Eaton's On Fire" which steel stock did Jim Cramer suggest buying on a pullback?

Answer: Cleveland-Cliffs

The Call

Question: In "Top Videos: Hottest-Selling Funds, Lehman & More" what type of meat does Cramer reference?

Answer: fried chicken

Power Lunch

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: Bernie McGinn says forget subprime -- buy bank stocks. Which one did he call a "tremendous franchise"?

Answer: Bank of America

Street Signs

Question: In "What Options are Saying about Lehman" Rebecca Darst said "the question...on everyone's lips" is whether there is a

Answer: "Bear Stearns-like setup"

Closing Bell

Question: Web Extra: In "Go Off The Rails" the Fast Money traders take on a newspaper's analysis of rail stocks. Which newspaper?

Answer: The New York Times

Weekly Quiz

Question: A growth stock investor is primarily concerned with capital appreciation as opposed to:

Answer: dividend payouts

Squawk Box

Question: In his June 4 blog, what did Jim Goldman call "the only real issue" in the Yahoo-Microsoft drama?

Answer: fiduciary accountability

Squawk on the Street

Question: On June 3, George Soros said oil prices will not "crash" any time soon. What reason(s) did the billionaire cite?

Answer: prices' strong foundation

The Call

Question: In the slideshow, "States with the Biggest Declines and Increases in Home Prices," where does Wyoming stand?

Answer: up 6.34%

Power Lunch

Question: What comparison site did "On The Money" blogger Carmen Wong Ulrich recommend to help avoid hidden bank fees?

Answer: Bankrate.com

Street Signs

Question: Doug Kass shorted Berkshire Hathaway again this week. What was his "artistic" characterization of Warren Buffett?

Answer: Mozart of marketing

Closing Bell

Question: In April's "Living With Volatility" Edward Egilinsky said "historically" a risk reduction strategy might include:

Answer: alternative investments

Weekly Quiz

Question: A growth stock investor is primarily concerned with capital appreciation as opposed to:

Answer: dividend payouts

Squawk Box

Question: In "Cap-and-Trade Craziness" what energy resource does Larry Kudlow NOT mention?

Answer: geothermal

Squawk on the Street

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: Thomas Winmill likes miner Freeport McMoRan for a "special reason." What special reason?

Answer: molybdenum production

The Call

Question: In "The Right Way to Watch Mad Money" (May 28), what proverb does the CNBC.com editor paraphrase?

Answer: "Give a man a fish..."

Power Lunch

Question: In "Is The Oil Rally Over?" (May 29) Joe Terranova told the Fast Money traders he's playing oil by:

Answer: staying short Hess

Street Signs

Question: Web Video hunt: On May 27, CNBC interviewed "The Buffett of Brazil." Name him.

Answer: Arminio Fraga

Closing Bell

Question: In "Ethanolics Anonymous" what does guest blogger Jerry Bowyer cite as a driver of the ethanol trend?

Answer: all of the above

Weekly Quiz

Question: A growth stock investor is primarily concerned with capital appreciation as opposed to:

Answer: dividend payouts

Squawk Box

Question: In "Hotel, Restaurant CEOs Worry About Slowing Demand," what factor gives Starwood's Barry Sternlicht hope?

Answer: Middle East prosperity

Squawk on the Street

Question: Web Video hunt: On Monday, what did Holland & Co. chairman Mike Holland blame for high oil prices?

Answer: supply & demand

The Call

Question: On May 22, 5-star manager Neil Hennessy gave CNBC.com his Web Exclusive stock picks. But which stock did he slam?

Answer: None of the above

Power Lunch

Question: On The Money blogger Carmen Wong Ulrich says how many U.S. young adults pay their bills late?

Answer: 41%

Street Signs

Question: In his Friday "Game Plan," Cramer said banks may bottom soon. But he warned of possible "catches," including:

Answer: weak Toll Bros. earns

Closing Bell

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: Jason Votruba likes small-cap energy. What Web Extra stock(s) did he recommend to CNBC.com?

Answer: Woodward Governor

Weekly Quiz

Question: A growth stock investor is primarily concerned with capital appreciation as opposed to:

Answer: dividend payouts

Squawk Box

Question: On Friday, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris said Dow uses how much of the U.S.' electricity to make its products?

Answer: 1%

Squawk on the Street

Question: Energy strategist John Kilduff used which social-psychology term in his oil blog "The End of Daze"?

Answer: herd mentality

The Call

Question: On May 28, homeland security analyst Brian Ruttenbur praised which firm for its fingerprint-verification tech?

Answer: AuthenTec

Power Lunch

Question: On Friday, Rebecca Darst said options traders are looking at chips. What reason(s) did she cite?

Answer: All of the above

Street Signs

Question: Fast Money's Karen Finerman loves "bargain real estate." But what conclusion did she reach on Maguire Properties?

Answer: She likes "the dynamic"

Closing Bell

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: For 2008, Manny Weintraub scoffs at the "Sell in May, Stay Away" adage. Why?

Answer: lots of bargains

Weekly Quiz

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