TD Ameritrade (AMTD) has announced the winner of the 2015 thinkorswim Challenge. StockBrokers.com previously blogged about this contest, and we wanted to follow up by acknowledging the winners and providing a few interesting statistics.
Southeast Missouri State University has been announced as the winner of the 2015 competition. The team from Southeast Missouri State that went by the name “Gettin’ Paper” saw a portfolio return of 162.50 percent during the four week competition. They won both the overall competition as well as one of the weekly competitions. Each member of the winning team received $3,500 as a prize to be deposited into his or her own TD Ameritrade brokerage account. Southeast Missouri State University received $30,000 from TD Ameritrade for its role in teaching students the importance of investing.
A team named “So Sig” from North Texas finished second with an amazing gain of 129.02 percent in the four week period. There were 476 teams of college students nationwide who competed in this year’s contest.
A few interesting stats from this year’s competition
-The average number of trades placed per day was 2,394
-73% of the trades were in options and 26% in stocks
-Consumer discretionary was the most popular sector
-There were 17,379 mobile trades placed during this contest
For the full results view the 2015 Challenge page. Stay tuned for the 2016 Challenge next year.