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The James Fund Presents: Free March Madness Stock Challenge

2010 Stock Challenge flyer

Would you like to acquire some investment knowledge without the risk and have a chance to win $250? Here is your chance! 

The James Fund is sponsoring a free campus-wide March Madness Stock Challenge. 

To enter, sign-up at some point between Monday, March 1st and Friday, March 5th during lunch at Burwell and Zach's. The competition will run from Friday, March 5th through Monday, April 5th. At the end of the competition the top 10 participants will win either cash or gift card prizes, the first place winner will receive a $250 cash prize.

Prize List:

1 $250.00 gift card
1 $150.00 gift card
1 $100.00 gift card
2 $50.00 gift cards
5 $20.00 gift cards

All of the prizes are in the form of cash gift-cards that function like a debit card.

2009 James Fund Stock Challenge Winners
2009 James Fund Stock Challenge Winners

How the Competition Works

Sign-ups will take place at tables outside of Burwell and Zach's at lunch from Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 5. Each participant will pick three stocks from the S&P 500 list provided at the sign-up tables. All participants must be signed up by Friday at 1 p.m. On Friday, March 19, the competition will be cut to a group of finalists based on the top 25 portfolio returns. With a clean slate, these finalists will have the opportunity to re-pick stocks if they choose. The final round will last until Monday, April 5. The top ten participants will receive cash prizes.

About the James Fund

This organization provides Wofford students will real-life investment experience by managing a stock portfolio. Membership is open to majors and non-majors alike. Each member of the Fund is assigned one of three positions: Managing Partner, Portfolio Manager, or Research Associate. The members of the Fund also are assigned to one of several research groups: Domestic Equity and International, Domestic Equity and Alternative, Domestic Equity and Real Estate, Domestic Equity and Fixed Income. In these research groups, members research various stock options and opportunities and present them to the Fund members as a whole during their monthly meetings. The coordinator of this group is Dr. Philip Swicegood.

Research Links

Here are several investment related research links to explore for your curiosity and perhaps to aid you in selecting your three stock picks: