Faculty Advisor

Tang, Dalin


A stock market simulation was conducted over a ten-week period to study the effects of different trading strategies. All trades were done through a stock market simulator called Investopedia. Through the duration of the project, two simulations were conducted that targeted different strategies. Simulation 1 focused on positional and technical trading while Simulation 2 dealt with swing trading and short selling. At the end of the project both simulations resulted in net gain, with a profit of 7.99% for Simulation 1 and 2.17% for Simulation 2, respectively. For those with little to no experience in stock trading, this project can be a helpful resource as well as for those who share a general interest in investing.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences