Stock Market Simulation Rules:

  1. Teams start with $100,000 in their portfolio and $50,000 on margin.
  2. Teams have ten weeks to invest.
  3. To enter an order, a ticker symbol, the number of shares and the type of order is required.
  4. Stocks must have price of at least $3.00 per share.
  5. Buy and sell orders can be in any quantity.
  6. Teams may not invest more than 25% of their total equity in any one company.
  7. 3X4 rule. By the end of the 4th week, each team should have at least 3 stocks in their portfolio and continue to hold at least three for the remainder of the program. Teams that do not meet this will not be eligible for awards.
  8. A 1% broker’s fee is charged every time the team buys or sells. For example, if you buy 100 shares of a stock at $10 per share, you must pay the 1% of $1000 or $10.
  9. Teams may buy stocks on margin (borrow money). 8% interest is charged weekly on funds borrowed.
  10. No more than 100 buys or sells can be made.
  11. Teams are allowed to short sell and short cover.