Well done to everyone in Mr. Naughton’s 4A1 Stock Market class for participating in the online Stock Competition.
1st place: Cillian Melly
2nd place: Adrian Rowland
3rd place: Cian Ruane
The Business Department of St. Gerald’s College, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Click on the link below to take the exam for The Stock Market module.
Please take your online exam for The Stock Market module. This exam is for the 4A5 class for Module 2.
Your mark is based on your first attempt. The exam is 80% of the total marks. 20% is for your work in class during the module.
You will receive your mark at the end of the exam. Do print your Certificate as well.
The competition ends on March 16th 2012 and the winner will receive a €50 voucher.
Thanks to Robert Comer in TY for setting up the competition on MarketWatch.com
Follow these instructions to join the game:
Please note: If you used the Marketwatch.com website before (e.g., played in a previous school competition), login using the same user account as before.
Best of luck and follow all the updates on our Facebook page!
There were some big changes on the leaderboard in the last few days of trading due to volatility in world stock markets.
In order to see how well you have done, you can compare your total return to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Our competition started on 15/09 and ended on 27/10. During that period, the Dow Jones increased by 8.55%
You should compare your percentage total return to this 8.55%. Both Robert and Ronan Jennings had a total return that beat the Dow Jones. The majority of professional traders do not achieve this!
I hope you enjoyed the module. There will be a school Stock Competition next term (with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd), so keep checking sgcbusiness.com for more details.
What did you think of the stock competition? Post your opinions in the Comments section on this post.
To join the competition:
Once you have successfully created a user account with MarketWatch, log into the site and then click on Find a Game.
The name of the Game is TY Stock Market M1. Enter the game name in the Search box.
You will be asked for a password to join the game.
This has been sent to your Google Apps email account.
Now you are ready to start trading in stocks on the NYSE.
This is the link to log into the game each day. Add it to your favourites on your home computer.
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The third sgcbusiness.com Stock Competition is now open for registration.
The competition starts on Wednesday March 17th and ends on Monday May 17th.
What are the rules?
How do you enter?
What are the prizes?Cash prizes for the top 3 traders.
1st Place: €25
2nd Place: €15
3rd Place: €10
It’s that easy. Let’s see can anyone beat the winner of last year’s competition who made a profit of $86,774.
Post any questions you have in the Comments section of this post or email vse [at] geralds [dot] ie
Damian is the overall winner with a total return of 11.5% and Peter is the top trader from 4A6 with a total return of 0.96%.
Ciolan Mellotte (+4.5%) and Cian O’Brien (+2.54%) were second and third respectively.
Of the thirty-five who took part in the competition, fifteen achieved a return greater than the market. The DJIA actually fell by 1.81% during our competition, so if you made a return better than -1.81%, you have “beaten the market“.