TD Ameritrade Trading Contest Offers Market Insights

College students nationwide are competing in the thinkorswim Challenge and their trading strategies might teach other investors a thing or two, said Mary Ryan, manager at TD Ameritrade U.
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College students nationwide are competing in the thinkorswim Challenge and their trading strategies might teach other investors a thing or two as well, said Mary Ryan, manager at TD Ameritrade U. The thinkorswim Challenge enables competing teams of students from colleges and universities around the country to go head-to-head with for a chance to win prizes, including up to $4,000 deposited in a TD Ameritrade brokerage account and up to $30,000 for their respective school. Ryan said 726 teams are participating from 233 colleges and universities in 49 states. At last check, 50% of their trades are bullish, 39% are bearish, 8% are volatility plays and 3% are other.