Faculty Advisor

Tang, Dalin

Abstract

Among numerous investment strategies in the stock market, this stock market simulation focused on the conservative strategy of John Bogle, which states that stock trading is a losing game and investment in index funds is a more profitable strategy. The theory was tested by comparing the performance of an actively managed portfolio in an online simulator to index funds approximating the market. The outcome was a draw, with both active and passive strategies resulting in depreciation over a down market.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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