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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.

Ranking - April 21, 2015

This is the list of the first 50 as at April 21, 2015.
Do not forget that there is a minimum requirement of 5 trades per round.

Rank         Login                   Total Equity      If trades > 5

1              6778568                13,152,216.48     YES

2              6777557                12,540,158.67     YES

3              6780226                11,413,365.54     YES

4              6779228                11,025,515.75     YES

5              6791349                10,952,138.72     YES

6              6792754                10,849,645.88     YES

7              6781242                10,803,414.01     YES

8              6775787                10,779,750.28     YES

9              6794145                10,740,331.90     YES

10           6763789                10,681,413.94     YES

11           6792580                10,673,595.65     YES

12           6775648                10,540,744.67     NO

13           6789930                10,443,025.55     YES

14           6778723                10,439,056.66     YES

15           6780739                10,417,325.34     YES

16           6777790                10,413,570.84     YES

17           6794545                10,321,447.79     YES

18           6794212                10,319,564.04     YES

19           6782126                10,319,443.91     YES

20           6779712                10,309,750.94     YES

21           6778313                10,306,669.14     YES

22           6784514                10,306,404.03     YES

23           6778094                10,302,559.23     YES

24           6794197                10,275,104.40     YES

25           6793404                10,265,095.63     YES

26           6777654                10,243,397.81     YES

27           6779190                10,152,364.07     YES

28           6794571                10,148,940.63     YES

29           6777706                10,146,006.71     YES

30           6794415                10,139,899.72     YES

31           6801885                10,138,843.77     YES

32           6784529                10,137,631.17     YES

33           6791952                10,131,192.35     YES

34           6803867                10,127,913.18     YES

35           6778341                10,124,299.74     YES

36           6785642                10,121,216.58     YES

37           6778612                10,108,825.09     YES

38           6771646                10,107,301.63     YES

39           6792766                10,106,323.54     YES

40           6778204                10,106,258.72     YES

41           6794894                10,100,042.45     YES

42           6798814                10,100,018.76     YES

43           6784400                10,094,940.56     YES

44           6785704                10,091,525.56     YES

45           6796258                10,088,162.17     YES

46           6787027                10,086,873.77     YES

47           6778810                10,080,046.66     YES

48           6783047                10,078,584.79     YES

49           6796003                10,071,036.94     YES

50           6707321                10,066,873.36     YES

Results - First Round

For the results of the first round please follow this link

The winners will be contacted soon. Keep in mind that these rankings include only those that met the minimum requirement of trades.

Rankings as at May 25

Rankings_25May

With one week before the end of the DNB Trade Game 2015 these results reflect the current situation.
Accounts that did reset on themselves were disqualified. Any mysterious earnings caused by some technical erros/bugs were eliminated from total equity.
Keep in mind that performance (top20) is just first criterion to qualify for prizes. Read more in Rules section.

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 23-26, 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.

 

Ranking - April 21, 2015

This is the list of the first 50 as at April 21, 2015.
Do not forget that there is a minimum requirement of 15 trades per round.

 

Rank           Login               Total Equity        If trades > 15   (min requirement)

1              6779119                22,743,663.63     NO

2              6775773                15,270,370.52     YES

3              6777466                15,045,355.13     YES

4              6792401                13,760,947.52     YES

5              6783461                13,597,537.97     YES

6              6791408                13,427,881.15     YES

7              6793419                12,913,965.77     YES

8              6791937                12,348,141.53     YES

9              6780743                12,180,672.64     YES

10           6779013                11,947,669.53     YES

11           6778736                11,917,518.83     YES

12           6778113                11,913,089.21     NO

13           6791580                11,868,822.83     YES

14           6795456                11,821,219.30     YES

15           6798322                11,701,595.57     YES

16           6785307                11,510,419.48     NO

17           6771879                11,414,442.87     NO

18           6796955                11,339,719.40     NO

19           6773449                11,256,173.18     YES

20           6797019                11,175,875.57     NO

21           6779327                11,110,029.82     YES

22           6799196                11,105,151.02     YES

23           6778103                10,995,137.53     NO

24           6788272                10,968,876.26     YES

25           6785883                10,951,010.07     YES

26           6778108                10,930,578.47     YES

27           6778192                10,923,412.28     NO

28           6794021                10,880,779.38     YES

29           6777731                10,871,341.70     YES

30           6796756                10,847,709.08     YES

31           6805379                10,703,617.03     YES

32           6793856                10,673,203.52     YES

33           6792639                10,556,017.07     NO

34           6791227                10,542,229.81     YES

35           6792110                10,526,833.92     YES

36           6792395                10,525,582.12     YES

37           6789627                10,516,267.76     YES

38           6780979                10,507,830.67     YES

39           6806751                10,434,504.87     YES

40           6778011                10,431,642.18     YES

41           6791954                10,423,555.04     NO

42           6778112                10,419,754.59     NO

43           6811039                10,378,999.47     NO

44           6793450                10,367,879.60     YES

45           6791564                10,349,119.19     YES

46           6791610                10,333,513.69     YES

47           6786769                10,325,646.80     NO

48           6791292                10,304,031.64     YES

49           6792052                10,270,052.25     YES

50           6791347                10,261,118.01     YES

Results - First Round

For the results of the first round please follow this link

The winners will be contacted soon. Keep in mind that these rankings include only those that met the minimum requirement of trades.

Rankings as at May 25

Rankings_25May

With one week before the end of the DNB Trade Game 2015 these results reflect the current situation.
Accounts that did reset on themselves were disqualified. Any mysterious earnings caused by some technical erros/bugs were eliminated from total equity.
Keep in mind that performance (top20) is just first criterion to qualify for prizes. Read more in Rules section.

DNB Trade Investment Game

1. What is the DNB Trade Investment Game?

The DNB Trade Investment Game is a real-time stock market simulation.
You will have the chance to:
• To manage a portfolio worth € 10 million
• Make virtual investments in various stock exchanges
• Trade securities and financial derivatives online at actual market quotes

2. How do I trade?

All trading activities will be based on the DNB Trade Platform. The participants can use any of these options:

  • Desktop Platform – download it from our website (link on the top left)
  • Web Platform – DNB WebTrader
  • Mobile Platform

The platforms are connected and you can use each of them at the same time.

The participants will be provided with basic trading tips and weekly market overviews. It will help to perform successfully even for those with no previous experience in investing.

3. What is the difference between the Investment Game and the Trading Game?
The DNB Trade Investment Game is divided into two tracks. The participation is independent in both of them and you need to register for each of them separately.

The Investment Game focuses on trading of securities and long-term investments. The strategy buy-and-hold is prioritized. The available instruments are limited to stocks and ETFs.

The Trading Game – speculation in short-term trading on the stock market and using complex financial instruments. The participants will be allowed to buy and sell stocks, ETFs, forex, futures, stock CFDs, commodity CFDs etc.

4. Do I need any prerequisites to participate?

DNB Trade Investment Game requires no deep knowledge of finance. The participants need only to be aware of general concepts of financial markets. The organizing team will provide participants with tips, so that everyone could easily understand how it works.

5. When does the DNB Trade Investment Game start?

The official start of the game – March 30, 2015. From March 23 to March 26, there will be a practice round after which the results will be annulled.
The DNB Trade Investment Game lasts till June 2, 2015 and official final results will be announced by the end of June 2015.

6. What are the prizes?

The prize pool for the DNB Trade Investment Game is 3000 € and is divided as follows:

The Investment Game
1st place – 700 €
2nd place – 500 €
3rd place – 300 €

The Trading Game
1st place – 700 €
2nd place – 500 €
3rd place – 300 €

7. Who organizes the DNB Trade Investment Game?

The DNB Trade Investment Game is organized by the Investment Fund of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.
Main partners:
• DNB Bank – the provider of the trading platform

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.edu

Tudor 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

dnb-bank-logo-500x300-pxThe main partner of the DNB Trade Investment Game is DNB (www.dnb.lv).

AS DNB banka is one of the top universal banks in Latvia in terms of assets, deposits, loans, and loan portfolio volumes and provides its customers, both legal entities and private individuals, with competitive financial solutions as well as high quality services within its extensive branch network.

 

 

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 Second Round 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.
  • When evaluating the performance of the participants in the second round, the organizers of the competiton will take into consideration both the returns of the portfolios and the comments (notes) sent to the organizers. Each participant that will get into Top 20 will have the chance to send in a Word/PDF/PPX file his or her notes explaining the strategy behind investments made.
  • 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 2-3 weeks 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.
  • By registering for the games, you indirectly allow us forwarding your account details to our main sponsor – DNB Bank. The account information will be strictly used for non-commercial purposes. This might include sending important information for participants via emails or gathering information for statistical analysis.

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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