Bonus Bucks: July 2008 Archives

Squawk Box

Question: In the July 17 Mad Money post, "Oil Down, Banks Up?" which fictional realm does Mad-man stock guru Jim Cramer reference?

Answer: Bizarro World

Squawk on the Street

Question: Which "eye-catching" word or phrase is NOT found in managing editor Allen Wastler's Two-Way Street blog post of July 8?

Answer: "perp walk"

The Call

Question: In Bob Pisani's "ETFs: An Investor's Primer" which fund-accessible nations are named?

Answer: Brazil

Power Lunch

Question: In the Fast Money post, "No Guts No Glory - Pt. II" what animal metaphor is used to describe value investing?

Answer: head in a lion's mouth

Street Signs

Question: In a July 15 CNBC interview, Jim Rogers used which metaphor in discussing a Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac bailout?

Answer: Band-Aids for cancer

Closing Bell

Question: In the feature, "Sucker's Rally? Stock Gains Likely to Be Short-Lived" which analyst used the phrase, "sucker's rally"?

Answer: Kathy Boyle

Weekly Quiz

Question: Forcing trades is sometimes referred to as __-trading.

Answer: over

Squawk Box

Question: In the video feature, Best Trades Now: Healthcare, Energy & More, what does Edward Perks call "a tremendous performer"?

Answer: Canadian Oil Sands

Squawk on the Street

Question: In the post, "Crazy Money: Wells Fargo Options Rocket," Matt Nesto reported that the August $27.50 call contract gained:

Answer: 933%

The Call

Question: In Carmen Wong Ulrich's post, How to Know If Your Money Is Safe, what is her third piece of advice to depositors?

Answer: Know the guidelines

Power Lunch

Question: In the slideshow, "10 Recession-Proof Jobs," what is the nurse doing?

Answer: administering an injection

Street Signs

Question: Cramer Flashback: In the Feb. 21 post "Stay In The Game" what does Cramer compare the excitement of speculation to?

Answer: Cheesecake Fantasy

Closing Bell

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: On Tuesday, Jim Rogers specifically said he has been short:

Answer: FNM

Weekly Quiz

Question: Forcing trades is sometimes referred to as __-trading.

Answer: over

Squawk Box

Question: According to the Stock Blog post, "Stocks That Gain on Hurricanes" which company had "just announced" a share buyback?

Answer: Toro Company

Squawk on the Street

Question: In the CNBC.com feature, "Can You Beat The Market With This ETF Portfolio?", which ETF is weighted 30%?

Answer: SPY

The Call

Question: According to the Featured Slideshow, "10 World Famous Gemstones", which ruler owned the "cursed" Koh-i-Noor diamond?

Answer: Queen Victoria

Power Lunch

Question: According to the CNBC.com special report, Powering the Planet, which is the "biggest" U.S. geothermal player?

Answer: all of the above

Street Signs

Question: According to a By The Numbers post, "Biggest One Day Drops in Oil", how much did the S&P Energy Sector drop Tuesday?

Answer: nearly 3 percent

Closing Bell

Question: In the Cramer blog post, "How to Survive the Banking Meltdown", which bank ranked "Almost as Bad as the Worst"?

Answer: Washington Mutual

Weekly Quiz

Question: Forcing trades is sometimes referred to as __-trading.

Answer: over

Squawk Box

Question: In the Stock Blog post, "Five-Star Picks: Fuel and Fertilizer", which stock supposedly has "at least 50 percent upside"?

Answer: Potash

Squawk on the Street

Question: In Jim Goldman's preview, "This Week's Tech Earnings Bonanza", what is the FIRST stock mentioned?

Answer: Alcoa

The Call

Question: Web Video Hunt: In Monday's CNBC.com video, "Commodities Explosion", which precious-metals play was John Roque's pick?

Answer: GoldCorp.

Power Lunch

Question: On Monday, Goldman Sachs' Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC that the fair value of the S&P 500 is:

Answer: 1,400

Street Signs

Question: Picks & Pans: In "Options Bubble on Financial Trouble," whose "implied volatility" shot up 101% Monday?

Answer: WaMu

Closing Bell

Question: In Monday's video roundup "Best Trades Now: Financials, Medical Suppliers & More" which one is a 10-day earnings reactor?

Answer: Harley-Davidson

Weekly Quiz

Question: Forcing trades is sometimes referred to as __-trading.

Answer: over

Squawk Box

Question: In a July 8 Stock Blog, commodities king Dennis Gartman said corn could come off its highs by how much?

Answer: $1

Squawk on the Street

Question: In the slideshow "Stock Picks for 20-Somethings", what color is the Nokia handset case (and accompanying pencil)?

Answer: fuchsia

The Call

Question: According to Jane Wells, the world's most expensive house has been owned by:

Answer: Oil tycoon Roman Abramovich

Power Lunch

Question: In a July 11 "Two-Way Street" Reader Mail post, correspondent "Rob" uses what device as a critique of the blog?

Answer: a Freudian reference

Street Signs

Question: In Jim Cramer's blog post "A Bottom For Fannie and Freddie" what term does he use to describe Bush market policies?

Answer: Laissez-faire

Closing Bell

Question: In Friday's article, "Oil Rises Sharply, Closes Near $145 on Iran Fears", which nation's Defense Ministry is mentioned?

Answer: Iraq

Weekly Quiz

Question: Forcing trades is sometimes referred to as __-trading.

Answer: over

Squawk Box

Question: In the Fast Money post, Fallen Foreign Buys, which emerging-market ticker does trader Tim Seymour actually like?

Answer: ERJ

Squawk on the Street

Question: In Matt Nesto's Stock Blog piece, "Dow-Rohm Deal: Coat-Tail Winners," which firm is "even...considered a spec chem"?

Answer: Intl. Flavors & Fragrances

The Call

Question: In her post "Buy or Rent? Learn the Rule of 15", Carmen Wong Ulrich says "If I were to sell my home today, I’d..."

Answer: rent for at least a year

Power Lunch

Question: In the Thursday Stock Blog post, Three New Energy ETFs You Should Know, which one was NOT on the list?

Answer: Dynamic Energy Exploration

Street Signs

Question: In Thursday's "Stop Trading" post, what does Jim Cramer call "the only thing working"?

Answer: health care

Closing Bell

Question: CNBC fans know Texas topped our Top States for Business 2008 list. But which state won for cost of doing business?

Answer: South Dakota

Weekly Quiz

Question: Traders break patterns into two types; continuation and _.

Answer: reversal

Squawk Box

Question: In CNBC's "Top States for Business 2008," Texas is No. 1. Which state won the Most Improved State for Business title?

Answer: Indiana

Squawk on the Street

Question: In a spooky Two-Way Street blog post on "omens," CNBC.com's Allen Wastler refers to which paranormal concept?

Answer: all of the above

The Call

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: On July 9, what did Dinosaur Securities' David Garrity say was the "real trade" in the iPhone story?

Answer: Nokia

Power Lunch

Question: In Wednesday's Stop Trading post, Financials Fallout, which entity had Jim Cramer "consistently concerned"?

Answer: Bank of America

Street Signs

Question: On Wednesday, which strategist told Squawk Box Europe that commodities are likely to become "horrendously volatile"?

Answer: Peter Toogood

Closing Bell

Question: In Vince Farrell's post "Signs the Fed Will Defend Dollar?" he suggests what fate "could be avoided" by Fed action?

Answer: "another Bear Stearns"

Weekly Quiz

Question: Traders break patterns into two types; continuation and _.

Answer: reversal

Squawk Box

Question: In the Fast Money Future Trades slideshow, what Dublin, Ireland-based firm is recommended for a "futuristic" portfolio?

Answer: Amarin

Squawk on the Street

Question: On Tuesday, which strategist told "Market Insider" Patti Domm that stocks are actually bottoming?

Answer: Byron Wien

The Call

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: What factor(s) did HSBC's Jim Steel recently cite as making precious metals "safe investments"?

Answer: all of the above

Power Lunch

Question: In Suze Orman's Web Extra video, "What to Do with Old 401(k)s," she advises the caller to:

Answer: open an IRA rollover

Street Signs

Question: In the article "Top Global Agriculture Picks" which companies did Victor Badin recommend?

Answer: Bunge

Closing Bell

Question: In a July 8 feature, Boone Pickens told CNBC he's sticking with $150 oil for 2008. But where did Lehman Bros. see oil?

Answer: $127 a barrel

Weekly Quiz

Question: Traders break patterns into two types; continuation and _.

Answer: reversal

Squawk Box

Question: In Julia Boorstin's July 7 post about NBC Universal's Weather Channel buy, which of NBC's Web sites does she mention?

Answer: Hulu.com

Squawk on the Street

Question: In Fast Money's July 3 post, "Our Favorite Inflation Trades", what was Guy Adami's play?

Answer: long Lockheed Martin

The Call

Question: In the feature, "ETFs Provide Cover When Markets Get Crazy," which ETF does John Schloegel recommend?

Answer: all of the above

Power Lunch

Question: Web video hunt: On July 7, Stifel Nicolaus' David Lutz weighed in on financial stocks. He recommended buying:

Answer: Mastercard

Street Signs

Question: On Monday, Rebecca Darst said banks were rattled by the options action surrounding which stock(s)?

Answer: Zions Bancorp

Closing Bell

Question: CNBC Stock Blog: On Monday, hospitality analyst Jake Fuller panned which casino stock?

Answer: Las Vegas Sands

Weekly Quiz

Question: Traders break patterns into two types; continuation and _.

Answer: reversal

Squawk Box

Question: In the Energy Source blog, what did ex-CIA agent Robert Baer say about Exxon and Chevron vis-a-vis Iraqi oil?

Answer: they won't get major fields

Squawk on the Street

Question: According to the feature, "Failed Merger Roundup," which would-be acquiror(s) pulled the plug on a deal with PHH Corp.?

Answer: GE Capital Solutions

The Call

Question: In Carmen Wong Ulrich's blog post on wages, what wildlife phrase does she use for wrangling with debt?

Answer: a bunch of crazy salmon

Power Lunch

Question: In the story "Earnings Season Kicks Off with Little Hope Ahead" who sees "panic selling...more likely than panic-buying"?

Answer: Matthew Tuttle

Street Signs

Question: In the Stop Trading! blog post "Big Money Makes Its Move" which sector/idea does Jim Cramer call "horrible"?

Answer: Retail

Closing Bell

Question: In the CNBC Stock Blog post "Top Food Stock Picks for Lean Times", what ingestible image is displayed on the page?

Answer: beer being poured

Weekly Quiz

Question: Traders break patterns into two types; continuation and _.

Answer: reversal

Squawk Box

Question: On July 2, strategist John Carter told CNBC he sees the Dow below 10,000. Where did he suggest putting your money?

Answer: both

Squawk on the Street

Question: According to "Warren Buffett Watch," the bear market bit Berkshire Hathaway. What was its Tuesday closing price?

Answer: 120,100

The Call

Question: In Darren Rovell's post on Nike's “Air McFlys,” what Back to the Future "science" term did he quote?

Answer: all of the above

Power Lunch

Question: According to the Fast Money Trade School article, "All Or Nothing Options", who is expected to trade binaries?

Answer: all of the above

Street Signs

Question not available due to holiday.

Closing Bell

Question not available due to holiday.

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: In the article, "Stock Picker Likes Sunnier Second Half", who might gain from "the little guy...going out of business"?

Answer: FedEx

Squawk on the Street

Question: Mmm: Food stocks. When Alexia Howard spoke to CNBC on June 24, which one was "at the top of her list"?

Answer: Sara Lee

The Call

Question: On June 25, Erste Bank's Ronald-Peter Stoferle predicted a massive gold price rise. What is the "total demand for gold"?

Answer: approx. 3,600 metric tons

Power Lunch

Question: In the blog post, "Options Action: Make $$$ on Financials", Stacey Gilbert talks up a strategy for:

Answer: Citigroup

Street Signs

Question: Guest Blogger Vince Farrell marvelled at Goldman Sachs' market-moving ability. Who did Farrell say Goldman "unloaded" on?

Answer: Citigroup

Closing Bell

Question: In Fast Money's Web Extra, "Steel In Second Half?" what event seemed to drive up MacArthur Coal?

Answer: Arcelor upped Mac stake

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: In Monday's Stock Blog post "Four Stocks to Watch This Week," which of the companies discussed posts earnings today?

Answer: Constellation

Squawk on the Street

Question: His name is Bond. Kingsmill Bond. In the post "From Russia with Agri Picks," which Bond pick is a sugar specialist?

Answer: Astarta

The Call

Question: Wilbur Ross told CNBC Monday that the oil price run-up is a bubble. What empirical factor did he cite?

Answer: no lines at gas stations

Power Lunch

Question: In Fast Money's blog post "Second Half Options" what "trend" does Pete Najarian suggest following?

Answer: oil leading the market

Street Signs

Question: In the CNBC.com Video Roundup, "Volatility-Beaters: Steel and Internet Stocks", what steel name did Timna Tanners pick?

Answer: U.S. Steel

Closing Bell

Question: In a hypothetical letter penned by Bill Gross to "President Obama", what did the Pimco CIO say the markets needed?

Answer: "tough love"

Weekly Quiz

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

Answer: profit

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