How-to: Company Pages
How to: Discovery
How-to: Portfolio Holdings
How to: Activity
How to: Leaderboard
How to: Performance
How to: Challenges
How to Trade
How to: use EquitySim to improve your recruitment potential
Fixing Account Errors
My Trade is not being processed
An investment in my portfolio is showing up as $0
Stock splits, mergers + acquisitions
I can't find a specific investment
I can't sign-up
My credit card is being declined
Showcasing your work on EquitySim
Designing a stand-out resume
Preparing for the S+T interview
STAR Structure for Behavioural Interview Questions
Interview Practice - Partner Exercise
2021 Credit-Suisse Investment Challenge
Case Study: 2019 Credit-Suisse Results
What is a Stock?
How to Choose a Stock
Active Trading vs Portfolio Management
How to start testing multiple strategies
What is an ETF?
How to Choose ETFs
What is short selling?
What is a Bond?
What is an Option?
What is Portfolio Management Strategy?
What is Diversification?
What is the Diversification Score?
How to Build a Basic ETF Portfolio
What are asset-classes?
What is Industry Exposure?
What is Geopolitical Exposure?
How to read impact on diversification
What is Volatility?
What is Return?
What is Sharpe Ratio?
How to Improve Sharpe Ratio
How do I measure risk?
What are average excess returns?
What is a good Sharpe Ratio?
Host your own EquitySim Challenge
Can users share an account?
How do I export classroom data?
How do I delete, archive and edit my class?
Challenge Setting Types
How does EquitySim compare to other simulations?
What are Trading Strategies?
What are some basic Financial Vocabulary?
Recording your Strategies and Rationales
What is EquitySim?
Can I undo a trade?
How are prices determined in the simulation?
Why didn't my trade execute immediately?
How do I exchange currency?
Why isn't my ranking showing up?
What are Public Portfolios?
How do I switch between portfolios?
How am I Graded?
Does EquitySim have sample assignments for my curriculum?
How are Options priced in the simulation?
How do I find my daily portfolio change?
How do the Portfolio Emails Work?
Is my data confidential?
How do I delete my account?
How our simulations reflect the real-world
What can I trade on EquitySim?
What is a good rationale?
How to set-up your team
What are the different order types?
Which government bonds can I trade?
Updated by Justin Ling
STAR Interview Response Technique
The STAR interview response technique is a structured method for answering behavioral interview questions. These questions ask how you’ve handled past situations in the workplace (or projects at school, extracurriculars, etc. if you do not have work experience). As past performance can be a good predictor of future performance, employers ask these questions to assess if candidates have the competencies and experiences required for the job they’re interviewing for.
There are three steps to preparing for behavioral questions: Make a list of experiences and skill-sets needed for the job. Come up with one or two stories/examples that demonstrate your ability in each area Structure each story with the STAR method, breaking each example down with:
Situation: Describe the situation you were in, also known as the “backstory” — the who, what, where, and when.
Task: Provide more detail. What were you trying to accomplish? What was your role? Did you face any challenges?
Action: What specific actions did you take? Focus on what you did, not what your teammates did!
Result: What was the result of your actions (specifics and quantifiable metrics)? Talk about what you accomplished, but most importantly, emphasize what you learned.
Each answer should be under 1.5, you’ll find that painting a clear picture in a concise and structured manner will help portray you as a results-driven, well-versed candidate.
Questions you can answer with STAR:
- What is your greatest weakness? (when giving examples)
- What is your greatest strength? (when giving examples)
- What is your biggest achievement? (when giving examples)
- Tell me about a time you worked with a difficult teammate
- Tell me about a time you faced an ethical dilemma
- Tell me about a time you failed
- Tell me about a time you successfully persuaded someone to adopt your point of view