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The James-Atkins Fund Presents: Free March Madness Stock Challenge

 2018 March Madness Stock Challenge

Would you like to acquire some investment knowledge without the risk and have a chance to win $150? Here is your chance! 

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

To enter, sign-up Tuesday, March 6th or Wednesday, March 7th during lunch at Burwell or the Galleria in Phase V. The competition will run from Thursday, March 8th through Friday, March 23rd. At the end of the competition the top 3 participants will win either cash or gift card prizes, the first place winner will receive a $150 prize.

Prize List:

1st - $150.00 
2nd - $100.00 
3rd - $50.00


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

How the Competition Works

Sign-ups will take place at lunch on Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7 in Burwell and the Galleria in Phase V. 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 Wednesday at 1 p.m. The competition will run March 8th through March 23rd and the winners will be announced the week of March 26th (the week before Spring Break).

About the James-Atkins 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: