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About

DNB Trade Investment Game is a real-time stock market simulation which allows players to manage a portfolio worth 10,000,000 EUR by making virtual investments on  stock exchanges . After a simple free registration, each participant can trade securities online with quotes taken directly from the exchange market data providers. The prices and order status are updated every 20 minutes. This year the participants of DNB Trade Investment Game will have the great opportunity of making orders on a real  trading platform, which is provided by DNB Trade.

The DNB Trade Investment Game website will also provide basic strategies on picking stocks, which might be really handy and helpful for the participants with no previous investing experience. Participants from all over the world compete for a prize pool of 3000 EUR awarded to the best performing portfolios. The award winners will be selected based on the criteria that can be found in the Rules section. Investment Game 2014 is organized by the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga Investment Fund supported by our main sponsor, DNB Trade.

One of the main goals of the Investment Game Track is to promote knowledge in the investment field and discourage speculation, the strategy buy-and-hold is prioritized. Thus, the target of the Investment Game Track is to construct an efficient portfolio with focus on medium- and long-term. The available instruments are limited to stocks and ETFs. If you want to try out your skills in shorter-term decisions on the stock market, you are encouraged to register for the Trading Game Track at Invest-Game.com

 

How to take part?

You can find some useful tips and advice on from which side to approach the Game by visiting the website of the SSE Riga Investment Fund – http://ifund.lv/. Starting from the March 16, all the advice and tips will be available on the DNB Trade Investment Game website as well.

As for now, you can read some previously posted information on investing by clicking on our official blog here: http://ifund.lv/. It is organized with the purpose to share what we know about investments, get questions and feedback from you as well as some valuable insights on what we are missing. Updates will be posted on a regular (1-2 days) basis, so keep following it!

In order to register for the Investment Game track, follow the link on the “Register” page below.

Register

About

Just like the Investment Game track of the DNB Trade Investment Game, the Trading  Game officially starts on March 30, 2014 as well. However, all the registered players will get a chance to take part in the practice round on March 23-27, 2014 . The registration is free of charge. The Game will last for 8 weeks in total (2 rounds, 4 weeks each) and by the end of each round top performers will be awarded.

One of the main goals of the Trading Game Track is to let participants apply their skills in short-term trading on the stock market and using complex financial instruments. This track allows using all available instruments, including short-selling of CFDs. Participants can use stocks, ETFs, forex, futures, stock CFDs, commodity CFDs, oil and other commodity futures. If you want to try out your skills in longer-term decisions on the stock market, you are encouraged to register for the Investment Game Track at Invest-Game.com

How to take part?

You can find some useful tips and advice on from which side to approach the Game by visiting the website of the SSE Riga Investment Fund - http://ifund.lv/. Starting from the March 16, all the advice and tips will be available on the DNB Trade Investment Game website as well.

As for now, you can read some previously posted information on investing by clicking on our official blog here: http://ifund.lv/. It is organized with the purpose to share what we know about investments, get questions and feedback from you as well as some valuable insights on what we are missing. Updates will be posted on a regular (1-2 days) basis, so keep following it!

In order to register for the Trading Game track, follow the link on the “Register” page below.

 

Register

DNB Trade Investment Game

Organizers and History

The SSE Riga Investment Fund is one of the oldest and most established student organizations at SSE Riga, consisting of active, energetic and ambitious students from the Baltic States. The Investment Fund is coordinated by the managing board, which consists of 5 members appointed via annual elections and more than forty other students who help to organize the Investment Game. The mission of the Investment Fund is to create opportunities for in-depth finance education beyond the university’s regular curriculum through the application of knowledge to practice. The organization achieves this in a variety of ways:

  • Organizing the Investment Game, an international interactive online stock market simulation.
  • Trading and managing the portfolio while investing in the most attractive companies in the Baltic States and the rest of the world by using different types of investment possibilities such as stocks, bonds, options, and ETFs.
  • Organizing Investment Unlimited, a unique competition for SSE Riga students to deepen their knowledge of economics and finance.
  • Awarding scholarships to the best performing SSE Riga students.
  • Arranging guest lectures and seminars for SSE Riga students on relevant topics in economics and finance.Board of Investment Fund 2015:
    Nikita Strezhnev - Chairman of the Board.NStrezhnev@sseriga.eduTudor Poiana - Chief Investment Game Organizer

    TPoiana@sseriga.edu

    Aliaksei Astapchyk - Corporate Relations Manager

    AAstapchyk@sseriga.edu

    Konstantin Sheleg - Chief Investment Officer

    KSelegs@sseriga.edu

    Daniel Mititel - Chief Macroeconomist

    DMititel@sseriga.edu

 

Partners

Basic rules

  • DNB Trade Investment Game starts on March 23, 2015 and ends at 23:59 on June 2, 2015. The official final results will be announced by the end of June 2015.
  • DNB Trade Investment Game testing period starts on March 23, 2015 and ends at 23:59 on March 27, 2015 (The testing period aims to help the participants of DNB Trade Investment Game understand how the trading platform works).
  • DNB Trade Investment Game is separated into two tracks – the Investment Game and the Trading Game. The target of the Investment Game is to construct an efficient portfolio with focus on medium- and long-term. The available instruments are limited to stocks and ETFs. The Trading Game allows using all available instruments, including short-selling of CFDs. Participants can use stocks, ETFs, forex, futures, stock CFDs, commodity CFDs, oil and other commodity futures.
  • There is a requirement on the minimum quantity of trades made, which is 5 trades per round for the Investment Game and 15 trades per round for the Trading Game.
  • Each of the tracks consists of two rounds. The First Round starts at 00:00 on March 30, 2015 and ends at 23:59 on May 1, 2015. The 500 top performing participants of the First Round will compete in the Second Round, which starts at 00:00 on May 8, 2015 and ends at 23:59 on June 2, 2015.
  • Each registered user manages a virtual portfolio worth 10 000 000 EUR. A portfolio of 10 000 000 EUR is available in each of the tracks if the participant takes part in both the Investment Game and the Trading Game.
  • Orders are executed with a lag of approximately 20 minutes.
  • Every participant must have only one account in each of the tracks; otherwise, he/she will be directly eliminated from the competition.
  • The official time of the DNB Trade Investment Game competition is GMT +2.

Results and prizes

  • The official final results of DNB Trade Investment Game will be announced by the end of June, 2015.
  • The official results of the first rounds of both tracks will be announced on May, 4.
  • The three best performing players of the First Round in each of the tracks will be awarded with books on financial markets sent via post. When evaluating the performance of the participants in the first round, the organizers of the competition will take into consideration only the returns of the portfolios.
  • The three best performing players of the Second Round of the Investment Game will be awarded with 700, 500, 300 EUR for the first, second and third place respectively.
  • The three best performing players of the Second Round of the Trading Game will be awarded with 700, 500, 300 EUR for the first, second and third place respectively.
  • The evaluation of notes for the second round is done on a relative performance basis and the final grades are not subject to appeals.
  • Winners will be contacted shortly after the end of the contest. If the organizers do not hear back from them within 1 month after the announcement has been made, the winners will lose their eligibility for the prizes.
  • Each player can participate in the game with only one account; otherwise he is not eligible to receive any prizes.

Additional information

  • DNB Trade Investment Game is an educational non-profit project.
  • The profile information of participants can be used for research purposes following confidentiality rules (personal information will not be publicly available).
  • The organizers are not liable for any advice provided on stock-picking.
  • The organizers of the competition retain the rights to change the rules of the competition at any time. Changes have to be agreed on by a majority vote at the SSE Riga Investment Fund Board meeting. All changes will be published in the news and rules sections.
  • If organizers observe any suspicious transactions, they take full legal entitlement to temporarily suspend the user activity for investigation purposes; and in case of cheating, the account will be deleted while the user will be banned from the competition forever. If there is a suspicion that a player manipulated in the real market to gain advantage in the competition, our duty is to report such cases to relevant regulatory authorities.
  • If one of the game winners is found guilty in manipulating real market for the purpose of winning the game after investigation of security exchange commission in any of the countries represented in the game, organizers have the right to demand reimbursement of the prize from the guilty winner.

Contacts

SSE Riga Invesment Fund
ifund@sseriga.edu

Strelnieku 4a, Riga,
Latvia, LV-1010

www.ifund.lv
www.invest-game.com

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