Posts Tagged 'shares'



4A4 Stock Market Competition

The stock market competition for 4A4 starts on Thursday September 15th.

To join the competition:

  • Go to www.marketwatch.com/game and click on Join Now to create an account with MarketWatch.com
  • Enter your school email address as the username.
  • Enter a password that you will use to log into the site.
  • Follow the instructions on the MarketWatch website

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.

Student finds the world’s oldest share

A Dutch history student has unearthed the world’s oldest share dating back to 1606 which was issued by the sea trading firm Dutch East India Company.

A share certificate is a written document that proves ownership of a share in a public company. It lists the shareholder’s name, address and the number of shares held.

Read the full article from The Irish Times

School Stock Competition 2010

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?

  • You have $1,000,000 to invest.
  • You can only trade in stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • You can sell short.
  • You can set a stop loss on your trades.
  • You may only enter the competition once.
  • You must use your first name and surname when registering.
  • You can enter anytime up to Monday May 17th.

How do you enter?

  1. Go to vse.marketwatch.com and register.
  2. Then send an email to vse [at] geralds [dot] ie to get the password to join the game.

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

TY Stock Competition Winners – Module 2

Well done to Damian Kopyto and Peter Gordon in the VSE Competition.

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“.

TY Stock Competition – Profit & Loss

StockbrokersWell done to all the TY students from 4A3 & 4A6 who took part in the Module 1 Stock Competition.

In this module, we used the Virtual Stock Exchange to trade in stocks on the NYSE. Each student started with $1,000,000 and had to build a portfolio of stocks over a four week period.

Ryan was the overall winner with a final profit of $117, 631. Shane from 4A3 was second (+$114,637) and Jack was the top trader from 4A6 with a total profit of $83,791.

How well did both classes do overall?

In order to assess how well each trader did, you have to compare the return on each portfolio to the “market return” i.e. how did the DJIA do over the term of the competition.

During our competition, the Dow Jones increased by 0.61%. Just under half  of all students in the competition achieved a return greater than +0.61%.

Over half of all students beat the market return.

That’s a very good performance.

We will be starting a school-wide competition in January 2010 with some prizes to be won.

School Stock Competition – Winner!

Barry in TY is the winner of the second sgcbusiness.com Stock Competition and wins his own copy of Warren Buffett’s biography.

In what was a very close competition, Barry made an overall profit of $86,774 while Ahmed (TY) was second with a profit of $61,507.

The lead changed several times in the last few days of trading with Matthew (TY) leading for several days until the last week of the competition.

Thanks to all those who entered. We will be running a bigger competition next year.

4A6 – Stock Market Evaluation

This online survey is to be completed by all students in 4A6.

Click here to complete the module evaluation.

TY Stock Competition

winnerWell done to Ciarán from 4A3 and John from 4A6 on winning their class Stock Competition.

Each student had €100,000 to invest. Ciarán made a highly impressive profit of €72,000 and John made an excellent profit of €55,000 in just six weeks of trading.

These are the highest returns since we started the stock competitions in 2001.

Click the on the links below to view the winning portfolios.

Maybe we should all ask Ciarán and John for some stock tips?

Ciaran’s Portfolio

John’s Portfolio

School Stock Competition

The second sgcbusiness.com Stock Competition is now open for registration.

The competition starts on Friday May 1st and ends on Friday May 22nd.

What are the rules?

  • You have $1m to invest.
  • You can only trade in stocks on the New York stock market.
  • You can sell short.
  • You can set a stop loss on your trades.
  • You may only enter the competition once.
  • You can enter anytime up to Friday May 22nd.
  • There is a prize for the best trader.

How do you enter?

  1. Go to vse.marketwatch.com and register.
  2. Then send an email to vse [at] geralds [dot] ie to get the password to join the game.

It’s that easy. Let’s see can anyone beat the winner of last year’s competition who made a profit of $344,467.

Post any questions you have  in the Comments section of this post.

Winner of TY Stock Competitions

StocksWell done to Darragh and Fintan in 4A3 who won this term’s Stock Competition. Ranjit was the clear winner in the 4A6 class competition.

Each student was given €100,000 to invest and could select any stock from any market. The shares were purchased last December and sold today at the market price.

Darragh had the best portfolio with an overall profit of €11,298.37. Fintan made a total profit of €10,340, a return of 10.34%. These returns beat the market as world markets have fallen further since December 2008. The DJIA fell by 1.14% during the competition.

Darragh’s top shares were:

Fintan’s shares were:

Class 4A6 didn’t do as well as 4A3. Only one student made a profit in 4A6 and that was Ranjit with an overall profit of €12.97

Ranjit’s Portfolio

Maybe 4A6 will do better next time in the school competition. Details of the next competition will be posted here in March.


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