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 Prep: Tell me about yourself
Interview Prep: Pitch me an Investment Idea
Interview Practice - Partner Exercise
Interview Prep: What to wear
2022 Credit-Suisse Challenge
Case Study: 2019 Credit-Suisse Results
2022 Challenge Partner Program
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
Asset Allocation (Assignment 1)
Activity 1: Trading Frequency and Returns
Activity 2: ETFs and Asset Allocation
Activity 3: Creating a Long Stock Pitch
Activity 4: Shorting, Correlation, and Hedging
Activity 5: Equities — Stop and Limit Orders
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
There are many ways you can configure a challenge. From the required amount of trades to how your participants are ranked for success. Compare the differences between our Challenge Types in the following table.
You can use any of these Challenge Types as is or use one of them as a starting point to configure your own custom Challenge.
Objective: Place 100 trades while trying to make a profit
This challenge will increase your comfort with the financial markets. Your first goal is to place as many trades as possible (even if these trades have no strategy or reasoning behind them). By placing trades and connecting outcomes, you will increase your experience and familiarity with the markets.
Objective: Build a diversified portfolio
This challenge explores the world of portfolio management and challenges you to build a diversified portfolio of investments. By the end of this challenge, candidates should have a general understanding of how to manage exposure to different asset-type, geopolitical, and industry risks.
Sharpe Ratio Challenge
Objective: Balance return and volatility to maximize Sharpe ratio
In this challenge, you will examine risk and return separately in order to understand the relationship between the two. You will need to learn how to balance both to maximize the Sharpe ratio. By the end of this challenge, candidates should have a qualitative and quantitative understanding of how to use the Sharpe Ratio to evaluate risk vs return tradeoff decisions.
Objective: Hold a diversified portfolio while maximizing return and Sharpe ratio.
Open to anyone from any field of study you will complete Challenge tasks while you learn how to manage a $1M investment portfolio. The money is fake, but the investments are real, you’ll need to keep up with current events while you choose which investment to trade.
Popularly used in college classrooms. See Syllabus integration below:
You create your own challenge, write the context and description, and set the rules.