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UCI Undergraduate Student Stock Market Competition

Be a part of UCI's first Undergraduate Student Stock Market Competition, hosted by the Center for Investment and Wealth Management. This premiere stock market competition offers all UCI undergraduates the opportunity to experience hands-on stock trading platform using StockTrak.com, network and share ideas to further their financial literacy—specifically on the stock market, economy and investment theory. All levels of experience are welcome to participate in the competition. Top 10 participants and their stock portfolio will be competing to be among the final three and win exciting cash prizes!

Dates & Deadlines

Student Registration Begins August 28, 2017 ( REGISTER NOW )
Student Registration Deadline October 20, 2017
Competition Begins October 27, 2017
Workshop #1 November 7 (noon - 1:30pm) and November 8 (6:00pm - 7:30pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Office Hours November 16, 2017 (3:00pm - 5:00pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Workshop #2 January 16 (noon - 1:30pm) and January 17 (6:00pm - 7:30pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Office Hours January 25, 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Office Hours January 31, 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Office Hours February 15, 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Office Hours February 23, 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Office Hours March 1, 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Office Hours March 9, 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Workshop #3 April 10 (noon - 1:30pm) and April 11 (6:00pm - 7:30pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Office Hours April 12, 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Office Hours April 20, 2018 (3:00pm - 5:00pm) - SB1 Trade Lab 3200
Paper Deadline May 7, 2018 (11:59pm) - Submit to business.senator@asuci.uci.edu
Finalist Presentation and Judging May 24, 2018 (5:00pm - 7:00pm) - Location TBD
Award Ceremony & Reception June 1, 2018 (5:30pm - 8:30pm) - Location TBD

About the Competition

Competition Format

To participate in and be eligible as a prize winner of the competition, you are required to:

  • Complete Level 1 and Level 2 of the Schwab MoneyWise on Campus online course.
  • Attend at least one investment workshop that will be hosted on the UCI campus.
  • Submit a final paper detailing your strategy for your stock choices. Paper is limited to 2-3 pages.
  • If chosen as a finalist, present your portfolio at the final judging.

Judging Criteria

Finalists will be chosen by:

  • Overall rankings (ROI, sharpe ratio, alpha and beta) - 40%
  • Final strategy paper - 30%
  • Stock Pitch - 30%

Awards

Cash prizes will be awarded for the 3 top portfolios as follows:

1st place $1000
2nd place $750
3rd place $500

Resources for Participants

Sponsors

Affinity Logo                  Aristotle              Women in Leadership

Competition Registration

All participants must register by October 20, 2017 to be eligible for the competition. For more information, contact Lee Anne Maki at lmaki@uci.edu or 949.824.2675.