Stochastic leads the league
Each year, Trinity enters a number of teams into the ifs School of Finance Student Investor competition which attracts in the region of 7,500 teams from schools across the country. Students invest a nominal £100,000 on the stock market over a period of three months, aiming to maximise its value. Although the money is virtual, the share prices are real, as are the commission charges and taxes paid on each transaction.
Last year, a Trinity team, Top Up Group, won the trading game by a large margin and its members were featured in a number of newspapers, including in The Mail on Sunday’s financial advice pages.
This year another Trinity team is currently leading the league table. At the halfway stage, Stochastic’s portfolio is worth over £180,000 – an 80% increase in value over six weeks! The team in second place has just under £133,000. Lower Sixth Form student, George Webb, (pictured), who was also a member of Top Up Group, has again been interviewed for the Midas Column in The Mail on Sunday.
If you would like to follow all fourteen Trinity teams’ progress as they head towards the closing date of 10 February 2012, please follow the link: