Faculty Advisor

Tang, Dalin


A seven-week stock market simulation was conducted in this Interactive Qualifying Project using two trading strategies: buy and hold trading and swing trading, each with an independent portfolio with an initial value of $80,000 and $20,000, respectively. Stocks used in both scenarios were selected from the Dow Jones Industrial Average and were traded over the course of the simulation using technical indicators to reinforce decisions. The returns on each portfolio were +4.369% and +9.545%, respectively. This project reinforced the information found through research regarding both active and passive trading, usage of technical indicators, and market indices, providing a strong basis of knowledge and experience for future investments.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences