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Stock Portfolio Contest

DePaul MBA Association

Monday, March 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM - Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 11:00 PM (CDT)

Stock Portfolio Contest

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In association with CFO, William Blair, Barrington Research and Morningstar, Kellstadt MBAA welcomes DePaul students and alumni to participate in a Stock Portfolio Contest.  Investors will use to manage a U.S. Exchange, all-equity portfolio for a 12 week duration.  Please read further for contest information and registration instructions.  Registration will be limited to the first 75 participants to sign-up.

Why Participate & What’s at Stake

Portfolio returns will be compiled and compared throughout the 12 week contest.  The top 3 portfolio managers who qualify within contest requirements and portfolio return at contest end, (2 spots based on risk-adjusted return using Sharpe Ratio, and 1 spot for total portfolio return,) will receive the following professional rewards;

1.      Informational interviews with a professional at both William Blair and Barrington Research.

2.      The manager with the best Sharpe ratio will receive a one-month subscription to Morningstar’s “footnotedPro” software (valued at $830).

3.       Recognition from Kellstadt Student and Alumni organizations

4.       Have your investment strategy and evaluation showcased within the DePaul community. 

5.       Gain real-time experience in trading stocks and managing a portfolio. 


Contest Specifics and General Information

·         StockTrak is a virtual stock exchange and acts as a discount brokerage office. 

·         Manage a $500K portfolio for 12 weeks.

·         Max of 200 trades throughout contest duration (≈ 17 per week).

·         Available market exchanges include NYSE and NASDAQ, with penny stocks prohibited.

·         No more than 10% of portfolio in any one position.  Therefore, a required minimum of ten holdings for portfolio to be fully invested.

·         Long and Short Positions allowed. 

·         Investor returns benchmarked against S&P 500. 

·         Off Limits:  Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETF’s, Options, Futures and Currencies.

·         Simulated trading fees apply = $15 per online transaction.


·         2/24 – 3/2 - Registration verification:  Expect a confirmation email from the MBAA within 2 business days upon completing registration, with more detailed information to be provided.

·         3/5 – General access to StockTrak simulation.  Account number & Username assigned to all contest participants via StockTrak.  Participants will be required to log-in and establish personal password. 

·         3/9 – Submission Deadline for 1-2 page Pre-Contest Thesis.

·         3/12 – Contest Launch – Initial positions open with active trading.

·         3/18 – 6/3 - Weekly performance updates provided to all investors to gauge performance returns against competitors and benchmark.  



·         Registration beginning at Noon on Friday, February 24th.

·         Registration limited to the first 75 participants. 

·         $15 registration fee.

·         Participant to provide email address.


·         For registration, contest and reward-related questions, please contact Matthew Gall at  Please allow up to 48 hours for response.     

·         Feel free to visit and browse for investment fundamentals and terminology questions.


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Monday, March 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM - Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 11:00 PM (CDT)

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