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TRADING SIMULATION  (GROUP PROJECT) INSY 430: Class # 14 Feb. 18th, 2010
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OBJECTIVES OF THE  SIMULATION To have a real-world experience as a IT-savvy  portfolio manager or investment consultant One of the important aspects of this exercise is to  use IT tools to “understand” the market and  create best trading strategies Identify what stocks will form part of their  portfolio, what the balance of equities should be in that  portfolio (i.e., small vs. large company) when they should execute a trade to create,  remove or change a position in a stock.   
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EVALUATION CRITERIA Analysis, analysis and analysis Search for “good” information Use of tools (Excel, Matlab, Eventus, Compustat,  Crisp, Neural networks, clustering, etc.)   Written report/ Oral presentation Do not worry about the actual performance  outcome 
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WHAT TO DO? This is a group project.  To enter the simulation http://vse.marketwatch.com/Game/Homepage.aspx On the left side of the webpage, click on “Find a Game to  Join” Enter “insy430” as a game ID We need to register (Note that only one account is needed  for each group) Game name is “Trading Simulation” Password is “insy430” Make sure you have $5M in your account Suggestion: you can create an individual account and enter  into other games in order to get familiar with this  simulation 
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TRADING RULES The following are some rules and restrictions that you will  need to follow in playing the game. The intent of the rules  is not to complicate the game but, rather, to ensure that 
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