Stock Trends Investor Challenge

Play the Stock Trends Slots game and enter your game-generated portfolio in the Stock Trends Investor Challenge contest. The top-ranked portfolio after 4-weeks of live trading provided that it has bested the period performance of the market benchmark (S&P 500 Index for US market, S&P/TSX Composite Index for CA market) wins this rolling weekly investor challenge. If the game-winning portfolio fails to out-perform its market benchmark, there is no winning portfolio. The winning Stock Trends Investor Challenge prize is the value of the portfolio. (presently beta testing - no prizes for the winner)

 

The portfolios entered in the Stock Trends Investor Challenge are created by premium players of the Stock Trends Slots game - a portfolio of five (5) holdings (all stocks, ETFs, and other listed issues that have current Stock Trends indicators) randomly selected by the gameplay. See how your portfolio fares against the market and against other players. The portfolio with the highest 4-week return AND beats its market benchmark index wins the contest. Each week the contest ranks the performance among the group of portfolios created in Stock Trends Slots play on market data over the four previous weeks.

 

Players have some degree of skills testing in the Stock Trends Investor Challenge - they can optimize their portfolio components using the Stock Trends indicators for guidance or select components based on some other interpretation of the randomly selected stocks generated in the Stock Trends Slots gameplay. Learn how randomness plays out in the stock market and how an investor can use Stock Trends to achieve better trading results. We will also learn if random trading can beat out the investment pros, or if active trading stands up well against passive investing.

Randomly generated portfolio returns

Portfolio holdings are equal-weighted by value ($10,000 base amount for each holding plus 1/5th of the dollar value of the Stock Trends Slots gameplay score that created the portfolio - that is, $50,000 plus the dollar($) amount of slot game winnings equals total portfolio investment). Trading costs of 2% are deducted from the portfolio valuation. This approximates costs investors would experience in being a relatively active trader - in terms of slippage and transaction costs. It also handicaps the active trader and requires better returns from the portfolio to match or beat a buy-and-hold investor whose period returns are not discounted by transaction costs and are often enhanced by dividend income. The benchmark index return (S&P 500 index return for U.S. portfolios, S&P/TSX Composite return for Canadian portfolios) represents the return of the market and the baseline period return of buy-and-hold investors for the current period. However, the statistical mean (average) random portfolio return for a 4-week period across time is 0%. Portfolio returns above -2% achieved in the 4-week Stock Trends Investor Challenge contest exceed the expected return of randomly generated portfolios.

 

Use the Stock Trends Inference Model to optimize your portfolio

Subscribers to Stock Trends Weekly Reporter can use the Stock Trends Inference Model analysis published weekly in the Stock Trends Report on individual stocks and ETFs. Found under the Profile tab of each Stock Trends Report page (for those issues with enough samples to apply the inference model), players can select stocks/ETFs with a higher probability of having a positive 4-week return. Learn more about the Stock Trends Inference Model. This analysis will show which stocks have a statistical edge in providing positive returns. It could help you win the Stock Trends Investor Challenge consistently. Try it out!

 

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Below is a leaderboard of top current portfolios in the Stock Trends Investor Challenge after the current 4-week period.

Toggle to see leaderboards for upcoming contest periods.


Top ranked Contest Portfolios

  • STOCK TRENDS INVESTOR CHALLENGE

    Top 4-week Portfolio performance for week ended September 24, 2021
    Top portfolio performance must exceed the market benchmark performance to be a contest winner.
    Account Portfolio id * Market Value Portfolio
    4-wk Return (%)
    Benchmark**
    4-wk Return (%)
    150185 6834 WINNER!! US $50,381 0.4033 -1.20
    150183 6841 US $585,164 -0.7573 -1.20
    150176 6840 US $73,612 -1.8948 -1.20
    150183 6831 CA $74,758 -2.4135 -1.17
    150183 6835 US $48,625 -2.8621 -1.20
    * click on Portfolio id to view portfolio holdings
    ** US market: S&P 500 index, CA market: S&P/TSX Composite Index
  • STOCK TRENDS INVESTOR CHALLENGE

    Top 3-week Portfolio performance for week ended September 24, 2021
    Account Portfolio id * Market Value Portfolio
    3-wk Return (%)
    Benchmark**
    3-wk Return (%)
    150189 6864 US $51,107 2.3451 -1.76
    150199 6859 US $49,049 -2.2575 -1.76
    150192 6857 US $59,769 -2.4176 -1.76
    150186 6866 US $48,811 -2.6040 -1.76
    150195 6854 CA $108,882 -2.6859 -2.01
    * click on Portfolio id to view portfolio holdings
    ** US market: S&P 500 index, CA market: S&P/TSX Composite Index
  • STOCK TRENDS INVESTOR CHALLENGE

    Top 2-week Portfolio performance for week ended September 24, 2021
    Account Portfolio id * Market Value Portfolio
    2-wk Return (%)
    Benchmark**
    2-wk Return (%)
    150191 6869 CA $49,729 -0.7691 -1.12
    150176 6876 CA $49,587 -0.8480 -1.12
    150190 6870 CA $94,243 -1.6821 -1.12
    150179 6880 US $49,118 -1.7423 -0.07
    150196 6872 US $50,105 -1.9363 -0.07
    * click on Portfolio id to view portfolio holdings
    ** US market: S&P 500 index, CA market: S&P/TSX Composite Index
  • STOCK TRENDS INVESTOR CHALLENGE

    Top 1-week Portfolio performance for week ended September 24, 2021
    Account Portfolio id * Market Value Portfolio
    1-wk Return (%)
    Benchmark**
    1-wk Return (%)
    150180 6891 CA $51,390 2.7812 -0.43
    150197 6892 CA $49,471 -1.4138 -0.43
    150188 6884 CA $48,785 -2.1779 -0.43
    150187 6886 US $58,105 -2.2220 0.51
    150194 6883 CA $49,786 -2.2487 -0.43
    * click on Portfolio id to view portfolio holdings
    ** US market: S&P 500 index, CA market: S&P/TSX Composite Index

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