Guidebook

Investment Rules

You will begin with $100,000 in virtual cash to invest in your portfolio.

Approved Stock List

Teams can only invest in stocks on the Approved Stock List. Teams will forfeit their investment if it is not on the Approved Stock List. Stocks are categorized by industry and sector.

Sectors

There are 9 sectors, which consist of multiple industries and dozens of stocks:

  1. Consumer Discretionary
  2. Consumer Staples
  3. Energy
  4. Financial Services
  5. Healthcare
  6. Materials & Processing
  7. Producer Durables
  8. Technology
  9. Utilities
  • The amount of investment in each sector is determined by the team. For example, a team of five could invest $20,000 equally across five sectors. Alternatively, the team could decide to invest $99,000 in one sector and $250 in each of the four remaining sectors.
  • Team portfolios must include at least one stock from as many sectors as they have team members. For example, if a team sells a stock in the utilities sector, the team needs to replace the stock with another stock from that sector.
  • Teams can make as many or as few stock trades as necessary in executing their strategies.
  • Once trading has begun, teams can make trades at any time during the competition.