Top 3 Alumni:
- 1st Place: Marcos Bento MBA '17
- 2nd Place: Jason Orlosky '04
- 3rd Place: Aakant Taurani MBA'17
On behalf of the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, thank you to all of the participants in our first Stock Picking Competition as part of the 20th-anniversary celebration of the Cutler Center!
To our alumni participants, thank you for taking the time to join and help provide some great competition for our students. To our student participants, we’re so pleased to see so many of you finish toward the top. This competition turned out to be quite timely and much more eventful than we would have ever predicted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
We hope this competition provided everyone with a risk-free opportunity to follow the market closely during these unprecedented times, learn some valuable lessons for investing, and most importantly, have fun!
Congratulations to our top 3 students, alumni, and overall competition winners!
The last three months have been some of the most tumultuous in the history of the stock market. Surges and declines presented a valuable experiential opportunity for students and alumni participating in the Cutler Center Stock Picking Competition.Learn More
In honor of the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance's 20th anniversary, sign up to participate in an eight-week stock picking competition. Current students, faculty, and alumni are invited to compete against one another for various cash prizes. Portfolios will be issued $1 million of simulated currency when the competition begins through the platform Wall Street Survivor.
Market Summary - as of Friday, May 1, 2020
Monday, February 3: Registration Opens
Monday, March 9: Competition begins at 9:30 AM EST - Portfolios are issued $1 million of simulated currency
Friday, May 1: Competition ends at 4:00 PM EST
Week of May 4: Results Announced & Prizes Awarded
Thursday, September 24: Save the Date! Winners will be honored at the annual Alumni in Finance Reception in Boston
Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the following categories:
Top Alumni Prizes
1st Place - $300; 2nd Place - $200, 3rd Place - $100
Top Student Prizes
1st Place - $300; 2nd Place - $200, 3rd Place - $100
Top Overall Prizes
1st Place - $750; 2nd Place - $500, 3rd Place - $250
Official Simulated Babson Stock Picking Competition Rules
THE BABSON STUDENT AND ALUMNI STOCK PICKING COMPETITION INVOLVES THE USE OF VIRTUAL SECURITIES AND CASH BALANCES. THE ODDS OF WINNING WILL BE DEPENDENT ON THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS/TEAMS THAT PARTICIPATE. ENTRY IN THIS COMPETITION CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL COMPETITION RULES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE COMPETITION, EACH PARTICIPANT REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT HE OR SHE MEETS THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND HAS READ, ACCEPTS AND WILL COMPLY WITH THESE OFFICIAL COMPETITION RULES.
THE 2020 BABSON STOCK PICKING COMPETITION IS ADMINISTERED THROUGH WALL STREET SURVIVOR.
Internet access is required to participate in this Competition. The Competition can be accessed through the following link:
1. Key Dates
Monday, February 10, 2020: Registration Opens
Monday, March 9, 2020 (9:30 AM EST): Competition Kick-Off - Portfolios are issued $1 million of simulated currency and the Competition Begins
Friday, May 1, 2020 (4:00 PM EST): Competition Ends
Week of May 4, 2020: Results Announced & Prizes Awarded
Thursday, September 24, 2020: Winners will be acknowledged at the annual Babson Alumni in Finance Reception in Boston
2. Eligibility Conditions
To enter the competition and be eligible to win a prize, a participant must either be a current undergraduate or graduate student, a member of the Babson Alumni Community, faculty or staff.
The Cutler Center as Host reserves the right to contact participants for verification purposes. As a condition of participation, each participant agrees to provide the Host with any and all requested documentation or other proof of eligibility within the specified time frame and as requested by Host in its sole discretion. Such documentation may include, without limitation, a photocopy of School or personal identification. The Host reserves the right to disqualify at any time any individual participant or related team if a participant or the team itself does not meet the eligibility criteria described in this section or has otherwise violated Competition Rules, as determined in the Host’s sole discretion.
THE COMPETITION IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
3. Competition Composition
Each participant can enter the competition as an individual or team of two. Participants can be graduate students, undergraduate students, or Babson alumni.
There is no limit to the number of participants. Only one competition entry per participant. If competing as a team of two, you must register under one username.
Each participant’s simulated trading account will initially be credited a virtual (not real) cash account of $1 million to assist in building their stock portfolio.
4. Competition Rules
Participants will join the “Cutler Center Stock Competition” League to enter the competition on the Wall Street Survivor Website, which can be found at: https://app.wallstreetsurvivor.com/registerto/CutlerCenterStockPickingCompetition
In order to participate in the competition, all participants must input their first and last name, email, and create a username. Once your account has been created you will be asked to validate your email.
Participants are each solely responsible for maintaining the security of their Wall Street Survivor account information and password.
New participants can be added and new teams can be formed through March 8, 2020. Once the competition begins on March 9, 2020 at 9:30am EST, no new participants can be added.
The competition is limited to trading Equity securities and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), subject to the specifications detailed below. Shorting is also allowed. Day trading is allowed.
These limits are enforced by the application and apply at the time of purchase.
Each contestant must:
The Babson simulated stock picking competition will have multiple prizes awarded totaling up to $2,700.
The winners must have followed all the rules contained in these Competition Rules.
1st Place Student (or team) Prize: $300
1st Place Alumni Prize: $300
1st Place Overall Prize: $750
Judging will begin when the competition ends and prize winners will be announced via email during the week of May 4, 2020. Winners will also be honored and celebrated at the Babson Alumni in Finance Reception on September 24, 2020, in Boston.
6. General Conditions
The Host reserves the right to withdraw or amend this competition in any way, at the event of an error, technical problem or failure, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Host that interferes with the proper conduct of this competition.
The Host reserves the right to cancel or suspend this competition, or to amend these rules at any time in any way without prior notice or obligation.
The Host does not assume any responsibility for technical malfunctions, human or technical error, printing errors, lost, delayed data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer lines or networks, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof.
As a condition of participating in this Competition, you grant the Cutler Center the right and permission to use, publish, post, or display your individual or team’s name, photograph, prize information, trade performance information, for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on the Babson website or Babson social sites.
If you have any additional questions, please email Leslie Romiza, Cutler Center Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.