Saturday, November 12, 2016

ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge - Leaderboard

With the 8th week of the Fall 2016 ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge in the books, we would like to take time to recognize our top performers!

In what has been a closely contested but highly volatile competition, here are the top performing students - weekly Leaderboards are available at

Contest Leaders
Portfolio Return
Kashif Anwer
Rutgers Business School
Michelle Gu
University of Chicago
Sean Hudson
University of Delaware
Edwin Lee
Rutgers University
Milos Montes
University of Puerto Rico- Rio Padres
Matthew Parks
University of Central Florida
Qiuye Dong
Michigan State University
Zecheng Wang
University of Michigan
Konstantin Ignatov
Essec Business School
Yizhi Zhang
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

An analysis of our leaders’ portfolio holdings reveals that our top performers have loaded up on levered products, especially those bearish on gold like JDST and DUST. Use of levered products is limited within the contest but despite the inherent risks, the use of levered products enabled our current leaders to generate staggering short-term profits. Clearly, these bearish wagers on gold have paid off this week with it losing ground over the 5 days of trading.

As illustrated by the above, our current leaders have delivered spectacular portfolio returns. As we have already passed the halfway mark of the performance period, we can see that the Fall 2016 ETF Global Portfolio Challenge will be deeply competitive and we look forward to continue watching the competition unfold, Let’s see who will become the next #etfwizard!

As you consider re-positioning your portfolio, we encourage you to review the ETFG Weekly Select List.  Developed by the Research Policy Committee, the ETFG Select List features the 5 most highly-rated ETFs by Sector, Geographic Region and Strategy each week as ranked by the ETFG Quant model.

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