Project Type IQP Submission date 2011-12-06 Authors Emma Elizabeth Begbie, emmabegbie@WPI.EDU, BC Zephyr Dana Cady, zcady@WPI.EDU, CM Jackson Paul DeWeese, jackp.deweese@WPI.EDU, MA Lucas David Sorensen, lsorensen@WPI.EDU, AE URN E-project-120611-115337 Division Economic Growth, Stability, and Development Title Stock Market Simulation Advisor Tang, Dalin, MA Availability unrestricted
Using Interactive Brokers as a simulation trading platform and Yahoo! Finance, among other current financial news sources, the project team conducted four individual seven-week stock market simulations using four different trading strategies: buy-and-hold, shorting the market, leveraged ETFs and options straddle prior to earnings announcement. The simulations were analyzed weekly and at the final conclusions. The four simulations were compared to learn the effectiveness and applicability of the strategies.
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