$100million - 6 months - total return objective only!

STonly

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participating in a trading/investment challenge which potentially has a job at the end of it for the winner!

Rules are 100million in a virtual portfolio. Investable universe is stocks, futures, forex, commodities, ETF, potions and bonds.

Total return (non-risk adjusted) by 31 December 2013 wins!

any tips on how to approach the portfolio construction? I've got my own views on macro themes for the remainder of the year and certain trades I know I will definitely be placing but not sure on how to approach the capital allocation?

Also any trade ideas, keep them coming! I intend to update this weekly to show my progress.:clap:

Thanks!
Adam
 
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kaya75

Active member
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Good Luck,

your approach, MHO would be to stick with what you are used to, learning different markets or sectors while trading will increase your implicate risk. Personally i'd focus on the things i know and be strict.

I guess you need to look at the connections between markets / sectors to make sure you have no opposing trades... :)
 

Giovan

Active member
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Since this is virtual, you can go overboard and try new stuff, while maintaining you old methods. Anyway all the best
 

NVP

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participating in a trading/investment challenge which potentially has a job at the end of it for the winner!

Rules are 100million in a virtual portfolio. Investable universe is stocks, futures, forex, commodities, ETF, potions and bonds.

Total return (non-risk adjusted) by 31 December 2013 wins!

any tips on how to approach the portfolio construction? I've got my own views on macro themes for the remainder of the year and certain trades I know I will definitely be placing but not sure on how to approach the capital allocation?

Also any trade ideas, keep them coming! I intend to update this weekly to show my progress.:clap:

Thanks!
Adam

I sincerely hope the rules are not just highest return wins

that would encoursge far too much risk and bravado in the challenge

N :smart:
 

Martinghoul

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Agreed w/NVP, such a competition is rather silly... All sorts of incentives to swing for the fences, as you have no downside if you miss. Moreover, there isn't even a constraint on how much random risk you can strap on.
 

wackypete2

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Agreed w/NVP, such a competition is rather silly... All sorts of incentives to swing for the fences, as you have no downside if you miss. Moreover, there isn't even a constraint on how much random risk you can strap on.

haha, he said strap on :LOL:

Peter
 

wackypete2

Legendary member
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Something which we trade in the virtual money has no good effect and anyways all the best for you.

In this particular case, tell us why it would have no good effect?

Peter
 
 
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