Faculty Advisor

Tang, Dalin

Abstract

Profitable investing in stock markets requires both in-depth knowledge of market dynamics and careful execution of trading strategies. Participants in this study investigated both the history and the workings of modern stock exchanges. Members also performed an eight-week simulation in which they employed distinct approaches to stock trading. The outcomes of this study show that during a recession, it is more profitable to invest in corporations whose stocks experience minimal volatility. Moreover, the results indicate that particular industries, such as defense contracting, outperform others in the current economic climate.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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