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Dow Jones giant Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) reached new record highs of $140.98 over the weekend as Avengers: Endgame hit the theatres on April 26th. Since this movie is the latest talk of the town even in the stock market world, traders who are avid fans of this Marvel story took some time off to watch the last film of the Avengers and see how these heroes will do anything to save the world.

In one way or another, we’re pretty sure you might be wondering who would you be if you’re one of the Avengers and you’re playing the battlefield as a trader. Chances are, one of the many different and interesting characters from Avengers may fit your personality as a trader.

SPOILER ALERT: We’re going to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, thus, the character traits and experiences of each Avenger in the movie will be relayed here as their ‘trading technique’ and part of their investing journey for us to avoid spilling the beans and co-relate it with stock trading. BUT please, proceed with caution if you haven’t watched any of the Avenger movies.

Now, let’s see which one are you:

IRON MAN

This type of Avenger Trader is being admired by many as the genius guru of all. Equipped with all the techy knowledge and mindset, Tony Stark a.k.a. Ironman made a system that will protect his “capital” from being squeezed. He’s seen interest in trading even during his early years. And when first stuck during the bear market phase, he made “specialized crafts” that are best suited for it. He uses different trading tools and supports it with his ideas and learnings from the stock market. People around him often think he’s always into charts but boy this tony stark lives life, and proved many times that he has a heart.

HULK

One of the smartest men in the world and a match made in heaven for Stark, this Avenger Trader once finds it hard to keep himself together because he was badly affected during the stock market crash in 2009. Being unable to control himself, this resulted in him settling with the revenge trading – doing everything he could to get his wasted money back. Hulk was angry, hardheaded, and was easily affected by high flying stocks. He used to be hyped every time and had a fear of missing out. He tried purging, figured out why it’s not working, but gamma radiation was just too strong to fight. He couldn’t help it, that’s why he took a time off the S.H.I.E.L.D., studied everything about stocks again, backtest and re-apply, and finally, he was able to bounce back and see the limelight once again with the rest of the Avengers! He mastered this craft and is now in control of his mind. It was once said that ‘the best way to control your anger is to control your body.’ Bruce Barner did! So yeahh THAT’S HULK SMASH!

CAPTAIN AMERICA

The ordinary joe. (“It’s not for the eyes of ordinary men. You can’t control the power you hold!”) Steve Rogers is the type of Avenger Trader who’s genetically modified super trader just like everyone who starts in the market – one who started out in long term investing before he was able to equip himself with knowledge in technical and fundamental analysis to apply in short term trading. Initially, he really wanted to make it big to the market in a short span of time but he just couldn’t because of the lack of knowledge. After spending many years in investing for long term with low risks, Cap returned to a very different world with the idealism of a different era – backed up by his trading plan and strategy to apply in his trading. To be able to pass what he learned, he now leads a new breed of traders. Young, brave, and smart. He’s a new generation trader!

THOR

This avenger trader learned Ms. Market’s lesson the hard way. He was punished for his wrongdoings and attitude whereby he became so confident about his performance that he overlooked what needs to be focused on. He thought he’ll always have winning trades no matter what until a market correction happened and the system that he’s using no longer work anymore with the current market status. But as an Avenger, he persists that he would recover, and over a period of time, it did. It always did. His conviction never fails. Thor admitted he’s wrong and then focuses on what needs to work on his trading by journalling everything and learn a thing or two from it. When he’s about to return to Asgard, Ms. Market rewarded him back.

HAWKEYE

The all in. Using his bow and arrow, Hawkeye hit his targets precisely. As a technical trader, he learned to enter a trade only when he’s sure about it based on his trading setups. He doesn’t do the joy ride and buy shares to avoid FOMO. When buying stocks, he focuses on waiting for his favorite strategy which is the breakout’s pull back, time it out, enter the trade, and then turn on a dime. He’s always after the big one and doesn’t listen to the noise. He now knows himself and his trade better. Being a momentum trader, he knows that this strategy requires high levels of focus and attention and he must remain steadfast on it. Clint Barton a.k.a. Hawkeye focuses on more than trends in stocks. He looks at stocks which show a strong move in a given direction, typically with high volume and over a time period. He then buys stocks which have been trending in this direction, aiming to capture waves of trader enthusiasm which have temporarily prompted new highs or lows in trading. That’s how mastered he is. Just pull the arrow back, and hit! Run high profits!

BLACK WIDOW

Who would have thought that a girl could be part of the Avenger Traders? Say no more, that’s girl power! Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow is not your ordinary trader. She can do things just like what any other men did. She wasn’t taken aback that easily. This girl knows what she’s capable of and not what the society is dictating her. Trading stock market is suitable for men? Well, she doesn’t care. She can stand on her own. She’s more profitable than some so-called guy out there. Decisive and courageous. She takes trade seriously. Confident? That’s Black Widow!

Casting Off

Investagrams is like the S.H.I.E.L.D. in Avenger Movies. We want to spread financial literacy and help Filipino people alleviate poverty and increase stock market awareness and reach 10 Million Filipinos in ten years! As what Spiderman always says, ‘With great power comes great responsibility!”

So have you figured out what kind of Avenger you are? Aim high, as you might be the next Captain America if his ‘successor’ won’t be able to be profitable and maintain a good portfolio standing in the next few years.

Let’s help save the ports together. We’ve got you 3000 times! ❤

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Stock trading is a game of probabilities.

You can’t judge a trading strategy just because of a single, profitable trade or because of the handful factors that aligned in your trading setup. There are lots of mix and match components which bring conviction that there’s no ‘perfect’ one and even if you have found your edge in the market, you still can’t be certain because there might be random occurrences that are nearly impossible to predict or what we simply call, the “Black Swan.”

Coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor from NYU and Wall Street trader, black swan events are occurrences that are extremely difficult to almost impossible to predict as they aren’t your typical breakdown of support or gap up and downs. These events can have more terrible consequences on the stock that you’re holding.

There are three (3) attributes of a black swan event:

1. The event is unforeseen to the observer.
2. The event results in severe consequences.
3. After the manifestation of a black swan event, people will rationalize the event as foreseeable (hindsight bias).

For example, a government official declaring the ban on the export of goods made by a company can be considered a black swan event. A company declaring sudden destruction of their plants and factories due to acts of God is another instance of a black swan event.

Samples of black swan events that made a significant impact in the financial world 1. 9/11 Terrorist Attack

On September 11, 2011, the coordinated terrorist attacks in the USA forced their main bourses, NASDAQ and NYSE, to close trading on that same day. In the first trading week after the attack, stocks dropped significantly – incurring a loss of $1.4 trillion in stock market value.

2. 1997 Asian Financial Crisis

The crisis is said to have started when Thailand unpegged the baht to the US dollar. A series of currency devaluations subsequently followed across several Asian markets where currencies were seen to have dropped by 38% and international stocks by 60%.

3. “Dotcom” Crash

The said crash rubbed out around a trillion dollars worth of stock value because during the 1980’s and 1990’s, as internet companies sprout from almost everywhere, the value of some of the successful ones was tremendously overvalued. So from the year 2000 to 20002, lots of internet companies crashed, resulting in investors to incur huge losses. The NASDAQ composite in the USE lost 78% of its value during those times.

Black Swan Events in the PSE 1. 2GO Group, Inc.

On July 07, 2017, in the midst of a huge accounting scandal, 2GO announced that their CFO was resigning. The PSE implemented a two-day trading halt because of this misdeclaration of financial statements. Investors found themselves unable to do anything with their current position due to this. The stock opened -19.74% down on the first trading day after the trading halt, much to the dismay of investors that capitulated because the stock closed 21.93% up from the open.

2. Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

During February 2017, a whopping $81 million was stolen by hackers from the Bangladesh Central Bank. The money was found to be wired in multiple RCBC accounts in a branch in Makati, Philippines. The BSP imposed a hefty one billion-peso fine over the laundering scam.

Conclusion

Black swan events do not only apply to adverse events, especially to markets that allow both long and short positions over security. A market catastrophically turning to the red can be useful for traders with short positions.

In the stock market, anything can really happen. This should serve as another reason why investors and traders are better off diversifying their positions.

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The ultimate goal of any trader like you is to consistently make a profit in the market that you chose to trade. To do so, you need to identify your edge in the market — which means learning different trading strategies and set-ups and find the best one that makes the most sense to you. For some, they are able to find their ‘holy grail’ in a few months and sometimes, it will take years of getting to know how the market works and your personal limitations as a trader.

You will experience failures, but that’s part of the process.

In this article, we’re going to tackle how you can find your bread-and-butter setups in the market.

How do we start trading the market?

When starting, we try to read as much reading material as we can through blogs, web articles or from the top recommended books we often hear. We also look for trading videos online created by highly-regarded traders and even follow some of these well-known traders who regularly display their skills in the market with their “trophy trades” or bagger trades on social media. We often dissect the average price of their port snaps, backtest it, and apply it on our own portfolio’s trades but sometimes, we can’t even manage the trade like they would and it often leads us to disappointments. We lack the experience and conviction they have with the setup. We don’t know whether it’s the 10th or the 100th time the said trader executed that setup or more importantly the amount of backtesting, dissecting, journaling, he has done behind his bagger trades. We might not even know whether that particular setup fits our trading profile or not. This bitter losing experience leads most of us to try out another setup and when we do, we lose more than what we can win, and then we begin again to search for another setup from another trader or trading book. The cycle goes on and on and on until we are burned and lost all of our capital.

Steps in finding your trading setup

Finding your niche setup in the market is no walk in the park. The reason behind that is because you’ll need to have the utmost discipline and commitment in tweaking and adjusting your trading setup.

Here are the steps to find the right trading setup for you:

1. Know your trading profile. Ask yourself questions such as:
a. Which setups can you trade while working on your day job?
b. Are you more fitted to trade setups with trend-following objective?
c. Do you want to trade bounce play setups but can only enter EOD (end of day)?

2. Back test, back test, and back test
a. Know why and how the setup works
b. Should you add an indicator to confirm your buy and sell signals for your setup?

3. Paper Trade
a. Try out the setup in real-time without using real money and make use of Virtual Trading to test your skills. Try https://www.investagrams.com/vTrade

4. Trade the setup using real money
a. Risk small/Allocate a small portion of your portfolio

5. Journal your trades (the most important step)
a. Record your entries, exits, and emotions during the trade
b. Review your data and reflect from it
c. You may start your trading journal adventure here: https://www.investagrams.com/TradeJournal/

Take one setup at a time. It’s best not to be called as someone who’s the jack of all trades or like a soldier who’s manning a machine gun shooting at everything. Instead, be more like a sniper, calmly waiting for his target and shooting with high accuracy.

As Bruce Lee puts it, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

Good luck on your trading!

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We are now living in a world where technology is essential, where every part of our daily lives is associated with the science of this craft in one way or another. Aside from technology, people are also obsessed with convenience and how to make our lives more comfortable, and this is where the use of credit cards comes in.

Let’s take a look at how we do shopping nowadays — instead of bringing lots of cash when we go to the malls, credit cards are often used to purchase items – you simply give it to the cashier, swipe it, and then voila! New purchased item is now yours without the need of taking cash from your wallet or withdraw cash from any atm machines.

To some, credit cards are more of a status symbol than a necessity. People love to flaunt their fancy cards because they believe that these cards symbolize their luxurious lives — the more cards they have, the richer they are. However, credit cards are not really a status symbol nor a sign of wealth. In fact, almost everyone (even those who are in the ordinary or middle-class level) now owns a credit card.

Credit cards are becoming an instrument of debts because of the “buy now, pay later” marketing schemes that are very appealing for some. For average people, they usually think that credit cards can help them on their financial struggles because they can use it to buy things that they cannot afford for the moment. In reality, if they don’t use it wisely, they will be suffering from more debts due to credit card charges and interest rates.

Although credit cards will help you in terms of convenience of fast payments, easy access, security purchases, rewards, and even build your credit history, there are still some instances that having a credit card is unhealthy and not recommended. Here’s why:

Disadvantages of Using a Credit card Ease of Payment

Since you pay with a credit card, you might have the comfort of spending over time because there’s no actual cash involved whenever you pay and the reason why this is a disadvantage is that you might probably spend more of what you can afford. Credit card is a source of debt and its primary goal is to encourage people to spend the money that they don’t have. People tend to buy things that are really unnecessary. We’ve been there, done that right?

Interests

One of the most common disadvantages of using a credit card is the interest rate. If you do not pay in full, credit card companies can charge you a huge amount of interest on every balance that carries each month. This is how the credit card companies get money from you and also the reason why people suffer in debt. However, you can avoid this kind of scenario as long as you pay the debt in full amount listed on the credit card bill before the due date.

Card Theft

Credit card fraud and/or identity theft is on the rise as scammers can easily get your personal information physically (skimming or stolen) or from phony calls, emails, wi-fi hotspots, and websites as long as you are not careful enough of your credit card information. Credit cards are usually the target of scammers that’s why it is advisable for you to check your cards regularly to make sure all transactions are legally done from your side. If in case you discover any unauthorized charges, you should immediately contact your bank or the credit card company to report the misfortune and immediately change your online password and/or pins.

Impulsive Buying

Impulsive buying is when a person buys whatever she wants without planning it in advance. This act is driven by emotions and whenever we decide to do an impulse transaction, we justify our decisions with retroactive logical justifications (right after buying transaction has already taken place). For some, a ‘little credit card theraphy’ can seem like a harmless action but it can be more harmful than you think as you might be dependent on your credit card as your way to solve any financial problem or celebration reasons that may occur. If you have fallen into this habit, you’ll be soon spending beyond your means.

Late Fees

It is the amount paid by consumers when they failed to pay before the due date or when they pay less than the monthly minimum payments. It is advisable to pay in full to avoid late fees or if you cannot afford, you can at least pay for minimum amount for each month. These late fees can add up and can give more debt to a consumer if not taken care of as soon as possible.

Conclusion

Before engaging yourself with a credit card habit, make sure that you are capable of paying for it and you are smart enough on how you will use it. Credit cards are financial tools that give convenience to its owner, you can benefit from it when used responsibly; however, if cards aren’t used wisely, this can be a source of a problem and a huge financial burden.

Always remember what Uncle Ben always tell to Spiderman — “With great power, comes with great responsibility.” Instead of buying things, learn how to save for the future. After all, a good investment can lead to a good life. You can buy anything that you want if you learn how to save and invest now.

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If you are working full time, becoming a trader is quite a challenge.

Do you consistently fail to sell at your set stop-loss because you were doing something outside the market? Have you missed on your reversal and bounce plays many times already? Are you always not able to catch up with the latest news and disclosures?

Most part-time stock traders in the country don’t have the luxury to monitor their positions while they are working on their day jobs. On the other hand, students who also trade stocks need most of their attention directed at their subjects and professors while the market is open. People on vacation also share the same difficulty as they can’t have their eyes glued on their phones or monitors during market hours. Because of these reasons, we might miss out rapid changes that take place during the opening hours of the market.

Every second counts for us traders and having an alert system for stocks will help us save time and money as this will allow us to respond to any price movements as they happen real-time. Given that almost all stockbrokers in the country do not feature stop-loss orders, this would be a godsend to those traders who are dealing with cutting prices or stop-losses. We need not to stare at the glaring screens of our electronic gadgets every minute just to be able to catch up with price movements.

That’s where the InvestaWatcher comes in.

Since 2016, the InvestaWatcher has helped countless of local retail traders with their trading executions. No longer is it an excuse to miss out on a breakout play that could’ve netted you 10% plus gains in one day because you were too busy with something.

Here are the advantages of having InvestaWatcher as part of your trading journey:
  • Pick 30 stocks to add to your watchlist
  • Set up your entry, target, and cut loss prices
  • Add short notes to remind you of your trading decisions
  • Remain updated with the important news of your stock picks such as corporate news, announcements (for example – mergers and acquisition, buyback, etc.), quarter and annual results
  • Choose how you want to get your alerts — via Investa Platform, FB Messenger, SMS, or Email
  • Get price and news alerts in real-time
Steps to add a stock to the InvestaWatcher

Option 1. If you’re using the InvestaChart and you want to add the current stock that you’re looking at:

1. Click the “Watcher” tab on the right-hand side of the chart under “Tools”.
2. Select the “eye-like” button or the “plus sign” beside the “Watcher Setup”.
3. A small tab like the one below will show up where you’ll input necessary data.
4. An alert will be sent to you as it hits your set prices (Target and Cut Loss) or when it releases a news/disclosure.

Option 2. If you’re anywhere in the Investagrams’ homepage:

1. Select the blue navigator below beside your account’s default picture then choose “Watcher”.

2. You’ll be taken to the InvestaWatcher’s main tab where you can add stocks and setup alerts.


3. A small tab will pop-up like the one below.


4. An alert will be sent to you as it hits your set prices or when it releases a disclosure.

The InvestaWatcher will alert us through email, sms, or even in our Facebook Messenger accounts. So, it basically covers all the channels needed to alert you.

As a trader, we know the amount of effort we put in our trading plans. But a well-baked trading plan won’t necessarily grant us the reward we’re looking for, execution serves as a bridge between our trading plan and the market. Actually getting in the swing and the huge moves of the stock we want to trade in the most precise way is tougher than creating a trade plan, given outside variables that might affect the way we execute our trades.

We might be patting ourselves in the back when the stock we made a trading plan for actually went upwards. But our goal in the market is to make money consistently. With the InvestaWatcher, our executions will be better, more efficient, and precise.

For more information about the InvestaWatcher, click here.

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When it comes to trading, one of the firsts that you need to master is the art of controlling your emotions. Yes, you learned well from the textbooks, the videos, and the different platforms that you have gained access while learning the stock market but how do you know when you are ready into the real world trading?

Joining stock trading competitions such as the Investa Trading League is an opportunity for you to put yourself into real-time market trading, highlight the importance of trading psychology, and be in a head-to-head competition with other traders that will equip you with the right experience and gain expertise. It will be of good help as it will make sure that you are ready in terms of rationality, understanding your fears, overcoming greed, setting rules, and having a complete set of disciplined mindset in trading.

It’s designed to acquaint and immerse yourself in the stock market without using real money. Win or lose, you’ll get motivated by your performance as you progress in the league.

Benefits of joining the stock market trading competitions: Understand how to trade the stock market
  • Experience the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) using virtual money
  • Learn strategies on how to buy and sell stocks on a short-term basis
  • Discover profitable setups that you can use in real-life trading
Develop financial literacy
  • Gain insights on how stock trading works
  • Improve your financial well-being
Prove your trading strategy works
  • Determine how your profitable trading system applies during short-term competitions
  • Walk the talk by showcasing your skills against other traders
Win cash prizes
  • Your skills will be rewarded with cash prizes
Become a better trader
  • Find out how your trading system applies to short trading competitions
  • See the areas of strengths and weaknesses where you can improve upon
  • Realize the power of paper trading

Stock market aficionados, veterans, and even newbies are all welcome to join the trading competitions as long as you have the determination to survive till the end of the game.

What are you waiting for? Practice your skills with the upcoming Investa Trading League – Round 1! Joining is absolutely FREE – don’t miss the opportunity to compete with other traders and win the cash prize without having to shell out your hard-earned money. Compete with other traders, see where you’ll end up in the leaderboard, and most importantly, have fun!

JOIN the competition room here:
http://invs.st/TradingLeague12019

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Almost any profitable trader you know would often stress out the importance of journaling your trades. Everyone who started in trading had no idea what strategies work for them. Even though most of us would buy books, watch trading videos, read articles, or get mentored by the most experienced and venerable mentors, we would still end up losing money during the first phase of our trading journey. Why? Because no one starts consistently profitable in the market.

A trading journal is undeniably a significant contributor to our success as traders. While newbie traders would stare at their P/Ls (profit/loss) with glee or dismay at night, an experienced trader would spend the night reflecting on his trades through his trading journal and studying what went right and wrong.

Like professional athletes, we should conduct post-game analyses (our equivalent of journaling). Kobe Bryant, a famous NBA player, said that losing is ‘exciting’ because it gave him opportunities to be better. He said, “Whether you win or lose, you go back and you look, you find things you could’ve done better, find things you’ve done well, that worked.” He was a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, so that speaks a lot for his ability to find value from his losses.

Trading journals are like diaries. This is where you record your trade logs, jot down reasons you bought or sold the stock, and even write down your emotions during your trades.

Seven (7) reasons why you should keep a trading journal:

1. It monitors progress: You’ll find out which setups are working and not.

2. It aids you in finding your edge: Your journal reveals whether you’re developing strengths and profitable strategies.

3. It expedites your learning curve: You’ll find areas where you should focus and develop upon.

4. It helps manage your emotions: By logging what you feel during the trade, you’ll understand more about your psychological weaknesses and strengths.

5. It helps find value on your losses: Your trading losses won’t just be ‘losses’ per se as you’ll learn plenty of lessons as to why you shouldn’t do something repeatedly.

6. It allows you to tweak your system: You’ll be able to adjust your entries, exits, sizing/allocation, and risk management, among others.

7. It serves to extrapolate your performance: Numbers don’t lie. Your trading journal will be an honest reflection of what and where you are right now as a trader.

A journal helps you answer questions such as:
  • Was entry/exit right?
  • Did I set my stops correctly?
  • Did I allocate accordingly?
  • Did I handle my emotions properly?
  • Is my strategy working?
  • How did I do in the last week/month/quarter?
How to make your own/personalized trading journal:

Writing your own/personal journal is simple. You can write it on a notebook or type in an excel file. Things that should be included are as follows:

  • Date
  • Stock Name
  • Buy/Sell Action
  • Stock Price
  • Quantity of Shares
  • Net Amount
  • Reasons for buying/selling
  • Strategy/Setup
  • Thoughts or emotion/s during the trade

Or you can simply use InvestaJournal by Investagrams, which has basically every single tool a trader needs for a trading journal.

What is InvestaJournal and how do you use it?

InvestaJournal is a feature-filled journal that the contemporary stock trader is looking for. It is an intuitive and easy-to-use feature that is essential for your development as a trader and investor. From start to profits you will be able to review your trades and performance using InvestaJournal. With its built-in analytics, you will develop a better EDGE as a trader.

InvestaJournal has three (3) main tabs: Dashboard, Analytics, and Strategies: Dashboard

The dashboard is a complete and easy-to-use interface that lets you see the summary of all your trades information and displays everything you need to know about your trading performance. You can quickly see your portfolio allocation, your current positions, portfolio and strategy performance, trade analytics, and lastly, your top gainers and losers.

Analytics

The analytics tab is where you can analyze your trades without the need to compute for your trade statistics manually. From here, you can test and formulate your strategies and determine which ones to keep. Through statistical metrics, you will find your most powerful set-ups to use for your next trade.

Strategies

As it implies, this is where you’ll place the strategies that you use for each of your trades. Writing your strategies can develop various trading setups, incorporate in your trades, and track each trade’s performance. This is highly important so you’ll know whether a certain strategy is working in your favor or not.

Additionally, InvestaJournal allows traders to easily log the trades by literally just copy-pasting data directly from our brokerage accounts. With its advanced and straightforward features, we can take our trading journey to the next level. Its ability to compute for analytics on our trades automatically will let us focus more on the parts where we’re doing well and where we’re not. Click here for more details about InvestaJournal.

Writing a journal is easy. You just need to write or log the necessary data and that’s it. The tough part is in studying it with commitment and discipline. It’s the part in trading where you should “enjoy” your losses and learn from your mistakes. We make most of the effort when the market is closed. We tweak how we place our trades. We adjust our strategies accordingly to how we performed in the past. These are the parts where we’re in control as a trader.

A word of advice: we cannot control our profits. We’re only in control of our decision-making and how we approach the market systematically.

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OVERVIEW

Welcome to the third year of Investa Trading League!

Today we present to you another GREAT OPPORTUNITY to hone your trading skills while getting the chance to compete and win awesome prizes.

Investa Trading League is FREE and OPEN TO ALL. There are 5 mini-competitions that comprise this year’s league and each competition will run for two (2) trading weeks from April to June 2019. Note that each league will have its own set of winners at the end of the competition. Below are the scheduled dates to participate:

Round 1: April 1 – April 12
Round 2: April 22 – May 3
Round 3: May 13 – May 24
Round 4: June 3 – June 14
Round 5: June 24 – July 5

How to win the Investa Trading League?

The goal of this trading game is simple. Find opportunities and trade your best to gain the most profit and have the highest total account value at the end of two (2) trading weeks!

Winners and Prizes:

The top three (3) participants with the highest account value at the end of the trading round will be announced as the winners.

Each league’s winner will receive a corresponding cash prize as follows:

1st Place: Php 3,000
2nd Place: Php 2,000
3rd Place: Php 1,000

MECHANICS

1. Trading League will be accessed through the Investagrams Virtual Trading Platform (https://www.investagrams.com/vTrade) and participants will start with Php 100,000 virtual money to trade.

2. Participants can only trade liquid and actively trading stocks (we have filtered out which stocks fit this criteria) and have taken out illiquid names that have wide spreads that can be easily abused. The whole stock list can be accessed once you are accepted in the competition.

3. To promote diversification, maximum exposure in a single stock can only be 1/3 or 33.33% of the portfolio. This requires the participant to buy at least 3 different stocks should they want to fully invest their portfolio. The system won’t allow you to allocate more than 33.33% in a single stock.

4. On buying and selling of stocks:

  • Buy: You can buy the same stock for any number of times within a day (as many tranches as you want).
  • Sell: You can only sell the same stock two (2) times in a day. This will be strictly observed in order to avoid abuse. For example: If you bought $ALI at 44 then sold it at 45, then you have only one (1) sell left for $ALI within the day.

5. For stocks that are 3.00 and below + (other illiquid stocks may be added):

  • Twenty (20) minutes holding period if you’re taking profits (This will protect the competition against ‘rinse-and-repeat abuses’ on illiquid stocks that are not realistically in-line with real market mechanics).
  • Five (5) minutes hold before you can cut loss.

6. Investagrams has the right to remove any stock from the list should it suddenly become too illiquid and abusable. Furthermore, Investagrams may also add new stocks on the tradable list as new stocks become more active and tradable in the market. All changes will be announced before implementation. In such cases that a stock is to be removed, we will follow this process:

  • Before removing a stock, Investagrams shall notify all the participants via the Investagrams Platform.
  • The participants who have the stock in their portfolio must sell it within one (1) day after the announcement.
  • Failure to sell the said stock will result to Investagrams automatically selling it at the opening price the next trading day.

7. Trading Hours: Weekdays from 9:30AM – 12:00PM and from 1:30PM-3:30PM (Same trading hours with the real PH Market. Meaning, you can’t trade during off hours and on weekends.)

8. Participant rankings are constantly updated every 10-minutes and automatically ranked by Investagrams system according to net profit gain/loss.

9. At the end of the competition, the participants with the highest net profits will win. The top 1 to 3 participants shall be announced the official winners.

10. Joining the Investagrams Trading League 2019 means that you agree with all the clauses mentioned above.

ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS

Participants may join until Monday —  April 1, 8:45 AM. Everyone will be accepted in the trading lobby, by April 1, so no need to worry. We will send you a notification once you are accepted in the trading lobby and the competition is about to begin.

Any participant who wants to include their organization’s name for them to represent is allowed and they may include it as part of their participant info (optional).

Click here to JOIN competition lobby: http://invs.st/TradingLeague12019

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