Voleo Trading Systems Inc. (TRAD: TSX-V) (“Voleo”, the “Company”), a Vancouver-based Fintech company that provides a unique twist to stock trading, is pleased to announce it is powering the 2019-20 Voleo Student Equity Trading Competition Sponsored by Nasdaq, a leading provider of trading, clearing, listing, information and public company services.
The Voleo Student Equity Trading Competition invites college and university students from all across the United States to form teams within their schools and compete in a simulated investing competition to earn the top spot on the leaderboard by achieving the greatest returns. This competition will be the largest yet, with an available prize pool of US$10,000 in cash trading credit and prizes, including an expenses-paid trip to New York City to visit Nasdaq and attend a Market Open in Times Square.
Voleo’s unique B2C investing platform allows users to form teams right within the app and work together to propose, debate, and ultimately form simulated investments in majority-voted equities. The competition will be powered by Voleo’s SimuTrader platform, which will allow student clubs of three members or more to manage simulated portfolios of $1 million together. The in-app watch list capabilities, statistics and investing data are powered by Nasdaq Basic Data, providing students with an authentic and engaging investing experience.
The collaboration between Voleo and Nasdaq provides a unique and valuable platform to support increased financial literacy, as well as an engaging introduction to the markets amongst students and Gen Z, many of whom haven’t yet considered investing in equities before. Student participants and school ambassadors will also gain broader market experience and build their professional networks within and beyond the investment community.
“The 2019-2020 Voleo Equity Trading Competition is an exciting way for students to learn from their peers, test what they know or take their first steps towards investing,” stated Thomas Beattie, CEO of Voleo. “With Nasdaq’s support, we’re able to create an optimal, fun environment to understand and build confidence in financial markets,” commented Mr. Beattie.
The Voleo Equity Trading Competition follows another student-facing initiative powered by Voleo. At the 7th Annual Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium (SMIFC) Conference, taking place in Chicago October 31/November 1, students will participate in the “Build a Winning, Long-Term Portfolio with Voleo” competition. Using the Voleo SimuTrader App, participants will create a $1 million paper trading portfolio focused on building a long-term investment strategy. Their portfolios of up to 10 stocks, supplemented by a paper explaining their investment decision, will be judged to determine the winner.
SMIFC participants are invited to participate in the Voleo Equity Trading Competition Sponsored by Nasdaq, which will run from November 2019 – February 2020.
Students can sign up for the competition and apply to be competition Ambassadors here (https://www.myvoleo.com/competition/). Team registration is open until November 15th.
About Voleo Trading Systems Inc.
Voleo is a mobile fintech company that is transforming the retail investing space through its powerful, collaborative investing platform. Voleo’s equity trading platform operates on native iOS and Android devices, as well as a companion web application. Voleo has increased retail investor participation in the stock market by breaking down barriers to entry, facilitating trust and improving financial literacy. The product is being white-labeled by major financial institutions around the world as an innovative product to engage, retain and acquire retail customers.
For more information on Voleo, please visit our Investor Relations website at ir.myvoleo.com.