This Interactive Qualifying Project is a stock market simulation exploring the reliability of three stock trading strategies: buy and hold, day trading, and trend following. Each strategy was tested in a separate simulation, each using the same budget and executed simultaneously over a seven week period. Ten companies were selected for use in all three simulations and general corporate histories were reviewed. The goal of the project was to produce a final super-system containing percentages of the three basic strategies. The conclusions reached were based on careful analysis of the results. As expected, the final super-system contains primarily buy and hold, followed by trend following, and day trading takes the lowest priority. Overall, this project was successful and informative.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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