Friday, January 6, 2017

Winner's Spotlight - ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge

Friday, January 6, 2017 - Matthew Tarka, a sophomore at Xavier University, stands out when it comes to contestants in the ETF Global® Portfolio Challenge. He is the only student to ever finish in the top 25 in all three of our challenges, finishing 5th in our most recent Fall 2016 ETF Portfolio Challenge and placing 1st in our inaugural Fall 2015 contest.

We asked him a few questions about his experience in the portfolio challenge and his career aspirations:

Q: What is your primary takeaway from the ETF Global Portfolio Challenge?

A: My largest takeaway would be that it expanded my knowledge about using ETFs and how to use them in my personal investments. From basic ETFs that mirror major indices, to fixed income based ETFs, to leveraged inverse ETFs, there are so many different products on the market.

The ETF Global Competition has increased my awareness of investing using ETFs and truly how many different ETFs are on the market. It has provided with me invaluable opportunities to tour the NYSE and the NASDAQ as well as networking on Wall Street that I could not get through my university or where I am from because of the region I live in.

Q: How did the portfolio challenge help increase your knowledge about ETFs and investing?

A: I learned about ETFs and investing from competing in the ETF Global Portfolio Challenge and also what my trading strengths and weaknesses are and how they relate to markets.

Competing has helped me to better process market information and make decisions based upon that. I have found the competition invaluable for helping me figure out my personal desire to take on risk in a portfolio for potential returns.

Q: How was ETF Global’s research when evaluating and constructing your portfolio?

A: The ETF Global research platform proved to be incredibly useful in creating my portfolios. The information the platform has is unparalleled to any product on the market today. Being able to see in-depth information about a fund’s holdings and various useful statistics has helped me create winning portfolios.

Q: What are your career aspirations?

A: I would like to pursue trading for a commodity firm. The overall exposure I’ve gained to the investment field through attending the Expert Series conference by placing in the ETF Global Portfolio has been priceless.

We thank Matt for his participation in this survey and commend him on his impressive performance in our portfolio challenge.

Free enrollment for the Spring 2017 portfolio challenge is currently open until Friday, February 17th at We invite all college students to compete and learn about the fast-growing ETF market!

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