TalentBase star Aisling O'Neill shot into the lead in the first week of the Sunday Independent's Delta Index Celebrity Trading challenge.
Actress Aisling had a great week, going short on the Dow Jones index, and benefited from the market coming up on Wednesday and Thursday.
Joint leader Mario Rosenstock felt the winds of change drifting in from Libya and knew that it meant only one thing - buy oil. He went immediately into profit before banking some gains, and then going out and buying more oil (in small increments, all the way down to $112 per barrel).
The rest of the pack have yet to make an impact, though the mix of strategies should provide an interesting contest . Here's a brief round up of how they are doing.
* Sinead Desmond made a pairs trade and went short on ASOS and long on Burberry.
* Norah Casey went long on Apple, GE and ICG.
* David Gillick made a pairs trade, buying wheat and selling corn.
The Sunday Independent, Delta Index and Talentbase - challenged the celebrities to see if they could do any better than professional stockbrokers.
Fair City's Aisling O'Neill, Dragon's Den star Norah Casey, double European 400m champion David Gillick, funnyman Mario Rosenstock & TV3 presenter Sinead Desmond are all trading against each other in a bid to win €1,000 for their chosen charity.
They will face off in the Sunday Independent over the next few weeks.