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2024 Trader's Cup


We are back this year with the world's largest student organised trading competition!

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Have you wanted to try your hand at trading and never managed to get the courage to finance it yourself? You have found the right competition!

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The IFSA Trader’s Cup is the world’s largest student-run trading challenge to date. All people studying in a recognized university are free to participate. The competition relies on securities trading and aims to allow students to distinguish themselves from the competition. The competition is held once per academic year, starting in the spring of 2016. Last year's competition had participants from 20+ countries, with 1300+ participants and the highest virtual trading return of 3.5 million dollars!

🚀 Ready to test your trading skills without the financial risk and win real cash? The IFSA Trader's Cup is your chance! Sign up and receive $100,000 in virtual capital to trade on MarketWatch and win up to 1000 euros with your team. 📊 This platform offers up-to-date stock market news and data, perfect for honing your trading strategies.

🔥 Your challenge: trade assets using real US market data, including stocks and bonds. Form a team of 3-5, with the team leader in charge of executing trades.

⏳ Trade from March 1st to April 1st, and compete for the highest Return on Investment (ROI). The top 3 teams win real cash prizes, and runners-up gain prestigious recognition. 💸


1st place =  €1000 cash prize

2nd place =  €750 cash prize

3rd place =  €500 cash prize


Participants who have signed up through Unstop do NOT need to sign up through Google Forms for Trader's Cup 2024. 

We require everyone to use the team name they submitted to be the official name on the MarketWatch website or we have no way of contacting them.

All the registration details will be kept strictly confidential by the IFSA Network. Upon completing the form, you will receive further information regarding the next steps you shall take as a team to participate in the competition.

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