2016 Bluelake Partners
  University Portfolio   Competition


Competition commences
     April 04, 2016

Competition ends
      May 13, 2016      



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2011 DCM Bluelake Portfolio Competition   
(28 March - 20 May)   
 
The 2011 DCM BlueLake Portfolio Competition provided for some exciting trading with 67,610 trades made with a total trade value in excess of $2 billion! Despite taking place over a difficult period in the market - the S&P/ASX 300 retreating 0.33% from 28 March to 20 May - the average profit of the registered 6,500 participants was a comparatively impressive $549.58.
 
It was an extremely close competition this year with our top 4 participants finishing with final portfolio values greater than $230,000, i.e. making returns of at least 15% on their starting capital of $200,000. There was only $1,127 separating our first and second participants, John Bowers of the University of Adelaide and Shuo Yang of the University of New South Wales respectively, with John coming through to take victory in a nail-biting final day of competition!

TradingPlaces would like to congratulate everyone who participated, and thank our sponsors DCM BlueLake and STA Travel for their support.
 
Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winner!
John Bowers
University of Adelaide

"Throughout the competition I traded using a variety of techniques biased to momentum stocks and the resource sector, based on my assessment of its superior earnings outlook. I used technical indicators to capitalise on market volatility (the Japanese earthquake and resulting nuclear power station crisis) by purchasing oversold high-quality single-commodity plays. An inability to short-sell meant that I held higher cash levels than I may otherwise have chosen, but this actually helped my position during a period of market negativity and uncertainty. All that being said, there is always an element of corporate luck - particularly in my case when Equinox delivered a brilliant performance after a takeover bid. Future players should note that the ability to view a competitor's positions can help to hedge out their positions near the finish line - a tactic that helped me post a win on the last trading day. Finally, I'd like to thank DCM BlueLake for giving me the opportunity to participate in an incredible learning experience. I encourage anyone who is interested in gaining experience, learning about and testing their skills in trading equities to have a go at TradingPlaces!"
 
Congratulations to the Top 10 Prize Winners
RankName Equity ($)University
1John Boweers 238,433University of Adelaide
2Shuo Yang 237,306University of New South Wales
3Ammar Awan 234,158University of New South Wales
4Ryan Fernandes 233,703University of Western Australia
5Ian Goh 229,427University of Melbourne
6Paul Yeo 228,306Deakin University
7Elise Darsow 227,453University of Western Australia
8Abraham Oh 226,741University of Queensland
9Shan Li 226,099University of Adelaide
10Chon Ip Wong 226,035Victoria University
 
Top Weekly Traders
 Name Equity Gained ($)University
Week 1Sasha Kaesermann 33,876University of Queensland
Week 2Tao Qian 15,103Australian National University
Week 3Man Tik Law 6,189University of New South Wales
Week 4Benjamin Daley 17,248University of Queensland
Week 5Ammar Awan 25,091University of New South Wales
Week 6Timothy Styles 11,652University of Western Australia
Week 7Brett Lacy 17,448University of Adelaide
Week 8Benjamin moody 25,195University of Western Australia
 
Thank You
A big thank you to all the student society promoters and staff who helped promote the Competition this year.

 
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BlueLake Partners is an equity trading and investment company based in Sydney, Australia, with active operations in Equities and Derivatives. The 2016 Bluelake Partners University Portfolio Competition allows Australian undergraduate university students the opportunity to showcase their trading and investment skills in a bid for potential career and networking opportunities, as well as great prizes.