Back To School Challenge

Back To School Challenge

 

Our Back To School Challenge is now finished, we had tens of thousands of trades placed to fight for the top spots! See the winners below! If you want a shot at a cash prize yourself, join our next contest!

Back To School ChallengeStock Trading Contest Result

  1. Fractals7                                                     
  2. Namburiv
  3. Catspaws
  4.  Igorski123
  5. MichaelGebhart

See The Trading Strategies From This Contest!

Janene’s March Trading Strategy - Contest: March Trading Contest Final Portfolio Value: $131,022.78 Trading Strategy For This Contest I’ve watched the market as it fluctuates, learning to buy and short gold as it adjusts. I tend to go with my gut instinct when buying stocks. Sometimes
Vicky’s March Trading Strategy - Contest: March Trading Strategy Final Portfolio Value: $101,169.24 Trading Strategy For This Contest Trading Strategy: Investing for the first time in the stock market is very overwhelming; even if it is done with virtual money. I’ll start saying that implementing

About The Challenge

We held trading contest from September 5 through September 30, 2016, with over 4,000 traders joining in! We gave prizes to the top 5 finishers. This was the fourth prized contest of 2016!

Prizes

  • Top 5 Finishers Each Win $100

Rules

      • There will be a full audit at the end of the investing contest on all winners to verify any corrections due to stock splits, dividends, or any other corporate action our team may have missed. Only legitimate portfolio returns will be counted in the ranking.
      • Each person is allowed only 1 entry. Users with multiple portfolios in the contest will be disqualified.
      • The usernames of the winners will be made public, but not their actual first name, last name, nor email address.
      • No member of the HowTheMarketWorks Team is eligible for any prizes

April Trading Contest

April Trading Contest

Our April Trading Contest is now finished, we had tens of thousands of trades placed to fight for the top spots! See the winners below! If you want a shot at a cash prize yourself, join our next contest!

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Stock Market Contests
April Stock Market Contest

Stock Trading Contest Result

  1. TJack43
  2. EddieB18
  3.  Housemanager
  4.  brucehaan
  5. wolforda17

See The Trading Strategies From This Contest!

Janene’s March Trading Strategy - Contest: March Trading Contest Final Portfolio Value: $131,022.78 Trading Strategy For This Contest I’ve watched the market as it fluctuates, learning to buy and short gold as it adjusts. I tend to go with my gut instinct when buying stocks. Sometimes
Vicky’s March Trading Strategy - Contest: March Trading Strategy Final Portfolio Value: $101,169.24 Trading Strategy For This Contest Trading Strategy: Investing for the first time in the stock market is very overwhelming; even if it is done with virtual money. I’ll start saying that implementing

About The Challenge

We held trading contest from March 8 through March 31, 2016, with over 4,000 traders joining in! We gave prizes to the top 5 finishers. This was the third prized contest of 2016!

Prizes

  • Top 5 Finishers Each Win $100

Rules

      • There will be a full audit at the end of the investing contest on all winners to verify any corrections due to stock splits, dividends, or any other corporate action our team may have missed. Only legitimate portfolio returns will be counted in the ranking.
      • Each person is allowed only 1 entry. Users with multiple portfolios in the contest will be disqualified.
      • The usernames of the winners will be made public, but not their actual first name, last name, nor email address.
      • No member of the HowTheMarketWorks Team is eligible for any prizes

Vicky’s March Trading Strategy

Contest: March Trading Strategy

Final Portfolio Value: $101,169.24

Trading Strategy For This Contest

Trading Strategy: Investing for the first time in the stock market is very overwhelming; even if it is done with virtual money. I’ll start saying that implementing a strategy takes a lot of practice and patience. You must begin understanding some of the “tools” and “terms” involved. Without this basic knowledge, it is difficult -if not impossible- to practice your new skills properly.

At first I didn’t know where to start, so I decided to see the most active stocks and the biggest gainers, because I believe that learning from the best stock market winners can guide me to tomorrow’s leaders. After I had some training ideas, I decided to do a fundamental analysis. I looked carefully at a company’s earnings, earnings growth, sales, profit margins, and return on equity among other things. Doing this analysis definitely helped me to narrow down my choices.

I always like to keep in mind some great clichés “The trend is your friend”, “buy low and sell high” and “buy high and sell higher”. When I had a couple of stocks ready to trade, I made sure they where diversified and they where from the leading industry groups or sectors. I noticed that the majority of past market leaders were in the top industry groups and sectors.

Another strategy that I used was to track the general market given that most stocks usually follow the trend of the general market. The general market is represented by leading market indices like the S&P500, Dow Jones Industrials, and the NASDAQ Composite.

When I had my portfolio ready, this was just the beginning. Even though I didn’t check my portfolio every 2 hours or every single day, at least 3 times a week, I read the latest news about the stocks I bought and about the market in general. After that, I also checked the chart price and volume action, this helped me recognize when a stock has reached its top and It helped me decide if I should sell my stock or not. Finally, I always made a post-analysis of my stock market trades. That way I could learn from my successes and mistakes.

Final Open Positions and Portfolio Allocation

Trading Strategy -Final Open PositionsTrading Strategy-Portfolio Allocation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Over The Total Contest

Trading Strategy-Performance Over The Total Contest