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Yale SOM Stock Trading Game: Session Two

Tuesday, Dec 7 2021 at 8:30 - 9:15 pm EST

Members of the Yale SOM Alumni Community are invited to participate in a light-hearted game of the Yale School of Management Stock Trading Game. The Stock Trading Game is an educational tool intended to provide a fun, quick, and effective introduction to the concepts and mechanics of capital markets and stock trades. Designed by Roger Ibbotson, Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Finance at Yale School of Management, the game has become a beloved tradition among SOM students. Each player is a portfolio manager tasked with optimizing their portfolio through the use of public information, private information, and stock trades. The objective of the game is to beat the market by maximizing portfolio wealth. Trading takes place only with other players in the game through market orders, limit orders, bids, and asks. Players can hold both positive and negative positions (short selling) and can choose to purchase additional information, called "peeks," to improve their understanding of the value of a security. The system computes the player's portfolio value and compares it with the market portfolio, as well as the performance of every other player in the game. The true value of stock prices is revealed for the four stocks available for trading. Once registered, players will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions on how to access the game and tips for successful trading. The game will take approximately 25 minutes to complete and will be limited to the first 100 people who register. The winner of the game will be notified and earn bragging rights! Upon completion of the game, please join us for a 10-minute post-synopsis with Professor Roger Ibbotson via zoom. Check your email for the Zoom link. To learn more about the game, please review the video linked below: Yale Stock Trading Game: How to Trade Session Two When: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 8:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Where: Game access link sent directly to registrants.