Faculty Advisor

Tang, Dalin


The objective of this Interactive Qualifying Project was to learn stock market’s different investment strategies to maximize profit. Four 10-week simulations were conducted with different strategies: hybrid long-term dividend stock, swing trading, day trading and penny stock trading. The first three methods used ten different companies and only traded on NASDAQ exchange, while penny stock trading used six different companies and traded on OTCQB, OTCQX and NASDAQ. All simulations were successful and gained 5-10% profits after the 10-week period. The knowledge, simulation’s data of the stock market and different strategies method acquired during this project are very helpful towards making future investments’ decisions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences