By: J. Campos
The group for the investment competition including myself, Gustavo, Natasha, Paolo, André Haddad, and João, the group leader. We first started this competition in December 2016 and it has been a long road since then.
The competition started off with the stock trading. This was a lot harder than we expected it to be and whilst some days we were in the top 10, others we would fall to the 100th place. The stock market is very volatile and with time we learned how to be more careful with our stocks and try and analyze how it will perform in the long term instead of focusing too much on the short term.
After the stock trading finished in December, we began to write our final report which was completely independent from this stock market competition. In this final report we had to give an investment strategy for a fictitious person and explain all our decisions.
This competition pushed us to expand our knowledge on investing, and we learned many new strategies as well as met up with many different people from banks.
We recently found out that we have qualified as the top 10 and will now move to the final stage of the competition where we must present via skype. Though this will be definitely challenging, we are all working very hard to try and classify as top 3. No matter what happens, reaching the stage we have, is already a huge accomplishment for us and the experience is one that we will definitely take on for the rest of our lives.