Duke FinTech Program Announces 2021 Trading Competition
February 25, 2021
The Duke FinTech program, in collaboration with the Student Trading Lab at Interactive Brokers, announces FinTech Trading Competition
The Duke Master of Engineering in Financial Technology (FinTech) program, in collaboration with the Student Trading Lab at Interactive Brokers, is excited to announce the 2021 Intercollegiate Trading Competition to take place during the Spring 2021 semester!
The Trading Competition gives college students the opportunity to develop and try out investment strategies by trading real stocks—using real-time market data—without committing actual capital.
Participating students will be issued $5 million in simulated currency within a paper trading account provided by Interactive Brokers (NYSE: IBKR). Students will make trades within their paper accounts and gain exposure to the same user interface and features utilized by professional traders.
This opportunity is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the United States.
The competition starts at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, 08 March 2021. It will end at 4:00 p.m. EST on 07 May 2021. Trades made outside this time range will not be considered for scoring purposes.
After the competition concludes, participants will be ranked by risk-adjusted return (measured by Sharpe Ratio) earned by their portfolios over the course of the competition. Read more details.