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Orders & Volatility

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Presentation of the contest Orders & Volatility   CONC_BPZ7_US_DEMO_V6

Practical information

The contest Orders & Volatility is open to all participants in the certificate. It is anonymous and the participation is free.

The contest is based on the simulation Orders & Volatility. It allows you to show your talent of trader to send orders to the market.

The ranking of SimTraders is based on their best trading performance in the contest simulation. It takes into account your highest performance over all the launches of the simulation.

You can always improve your ranking by launching the contest simulation again.
The maximum number of launches is set at 100 for this contest.
You have 100 attempts left!

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Invest 5 minutes of your time (duration of the contest simulation) to become the best SimTrader!


Your grade for this contest takes into account the following elements:

  • Your participation to the contest by launching the simulation upto 100% (10 points of participation)

  • Your ranking based on your trading performance during the simulation (between 0 and 90 points according to your place in the ranking).

Simulation of the contest Orders & Volatility   SC_CONC_BPZ7D_US_V6

Scenario of the simulation

At the start of the simulation, you own an account worth €10,000 in cash and 1,000 BestPizza shares.

As a SimTrader, your goal in this simulation is to maximize your trading gains.

In this simulation, you can pass all types of stock exchange orders: market orders (MKT), limit orders (LMT), best limit orders (BL), stop orders (STP) and stop limit orders (STL).

The duration of the simulation is initially set to 5 minutes, which corresponds to a 24-hour trading day. Using the timeline, you can increase or decrease the simulation speed at any time.

You must run the simulation up to 100% for it to count. You can always improve your ranking by launching again the simulation. The maximum number of launches is set at 100 for this contest.

The BestPizza company

BestPizza is a restaurant chain in France, which has been doing business since the 1960s. Building on its strong reputation, the chain has more than 100 restaurants spread in the Paris area and other regions.

The development of the company took place gradually even though the recurrence of economic crises had a negative impact on the number of customers. BestPizza was initially founded by two Italian partners and was introduced on the stock market in the early 2000s.

The company is followed by a dozen financial analysts including GS broker. GS's recommendations are closely watched by market participants and generally have a significant impact on the stock price of BPZ shares.

Evolution of the stock price

The ticker symbol for BestPizza shares traded on the market is BPZ.

The BPZ stock price has stayed around the same level as its introductory price of €10 in 2000. If the stock price hasn't increased, it is worth noting that the BestPizza company has continuously distributed dividends to its shareholders every year.

Over the recent period, the stock price has fluctuated around €10 depending on the bad news and the good news about the company, the food service sector and the economy.

What will happen today...

The stock price of BestPizza shares should evolve according to the news flow, and the supply and demand for BPZ shares.

The publication of the household confidence indicator at noon will be followed with great interest by all market participants. This statistic is highly correlated with restaurant attendance and has a strong impact on the valuation of catering companies.

The market will also pay attention to the recommendations of the financial analysts following BestPizza stocks.

   About the author of the simulation   

Professor François Longin
ESSEC Business School

« The simulation of the contest Orders & Volatility will allow you to show your knowledge and skills for trading in the market. »