Using Interactive Brokers as a simulation trading platform and Yahoo! Finance, among other current financial news sources, the project team conducted four individual seven-week stock market simulations using four different trading strategies: buy-and-hold, shorting the market, leveraged ETFs and options straddle prior to earnings announcement. The simulations were analyzed weekly and at the final conclusions. The four simulations were compared to learn the effectiveness and applicability of the strategies.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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