Faculty Advisor

Tang, Dalin


A seven-week stock simulation was conducted in this project. The goal of the project was to gain knowledge and experience in stock trading through a series of research on basic background of the stock market and common investing strategies, and also through a real-time stock market simulation. The simulation made comparisons between two trading methods, swing trading and buy and hold trading, where transaction decisions were made to maximize profit for both strategies. Ten companies were traded in each simulation with an initial balance of $100,000. The result of this simulation showed that swing trading strategy was more profitable than the “buy and hold” strategy under the environment of this specific research period. The project provided valuable stock market trading experiences.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences