DZT IQP 1712

Faculty Advisor

Tang, Dalin


The objective of this project is to gain a basic understanding of the operation rules of stock market by using stock trading simulation. Swing trading and technical trading were selected for a Chinese stock market simulation using Cofool stock simulator. Five stocks were chose and traded with the two methods for five weeks. After simulation, both methods have gained profits, performances of the two trading methods were compared and analyzed. In conclusion, technical trading was the better method for short-term investors with superior theoretical predictions on stock trend and various technical indicators significantly helped investor to react rapidly under different situations. This experience of this project provided valuable first-hand knowledge for future stock investment in real life.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences