Each semester, the Wall Street Trading Room, in conjunction with the SJU College Chapter of Global Association of Risk Professionals, recognizes the top SJU student performers in the Hawk Portfolio Competition. Participants practice investing in a fun, risk-free way, while learning about the various Wall Street Trading Room resources. Approximately 60 students competed in this simulation game during the Fall semester.
The competition, which is open to all SJU students, runs for approximately 12 weeks each semester. Competitors receive $200,000 of starting cash equity. Transactions cost $10 and minimum purchase price per share is set at $5. Only stock purchases and short sales are available to competitors.
Each week the top three competitors are listed in the Wall Street Trading Room. At the end of the competition, students meet for a wrap-up party where the top 10 winners are invited to speak about their strategy. The top 10 performers receive a t-shirt and certificate for their efforts.
Fall 2011 top performers included:
The Spring 2012 competition runs from January 9, 2012 to April 16, 2012. For more information visit: http://www.sju.edu/academics/hsb/finance/wstr/stockcompetition.html.