Faculty Advisor

Tang, Dalin

Abstract

In this Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), several investment avenues were investigated. It was found that there is no single great investment for balancing risk and reward. A 6-week stock market simulation was performed to test out two different trading strategies. Technical trading made a 22% profit through risky trades, while buy and hold trading steadily increased to a 5% profit. It was learned through this IQP that there are no shortcuts in the world of finance and the best, steady results require time.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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