Faculty Advisor

Tang, Dalin


The objective of this project is to perform a five-week stock market simulation and obtain some basic background information and experience about investing in the stock market. First, the current state of the US economy was determined to be in-between a Late Recovery and Early Recession. The services sector was then picked as a focus for potential stocks. Of the services sector, five very different industries were chosen. The spread of industries was carefully chosen to provide stocks that were affected differently by market forces. The stock market simulation was begun with $100,000. At the end of the five-week stock simulation, a profit of $6774.10 was generated. This results in a 6.77% return on investment over the five-week period.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences