For the past three years, we have been hosting the BIGGEST stock trading competition in the Philippines with the goal of finding and recognizing some of the BEST traders in the country along with helping others jumpstart their investing journeys. Aside from your usual trading competition where we simply send over the cash prize to the winners, we require the Top 10 participants to defend their strategies in front of a live audience.
In line with our vision of increasing the number of Filipino investors to 10,000,000, we also want to inspire aspiring traders/investors or help shorten the learning curve of experienced traders through these defenses. Our Top 10 participants share their trading journey, top strategies, best and worst trades during the competition, and words of wisdom to the audience.
Every year, we look forward to meeting new and upcoming traders who are able to rise the ranks in our competition. Trading in and of itself is already extremely challenging, especially psychologically. That’s why countless market wizards talk about how important psychology is to have an edge in trading. Imagine what the participants of the Trading Cup have to go through; they don’t only have to manage their psychology in terms of their usual trading, they also have to handle seeing their rankings fluctuate on a daily basis.
This is especially true for the Investagrams Trading Cup 2019, the rankings were EXTREMELY close until the last day! The difference in total profit of the 2nd placer vs the 3rd placer was only 500 pesos, the 4th and 5th placers’ profits were only separated by 200 pesos, 6th to 9th place was only separated by less than 1,000 pesos, while the 10th and 11th placer were only separated by 100 pesos!
The best thing about the past three Trading Cups is they were all done in different market environments. In 2017 we were in an amazing bull run which made it much easier to latch on to breakouts and ride winners for bigger moves. (Click here to watch the Breaking Highs Defense recap). In 2018 we were in a downtrend market, but there was a ton of speculation especially during the third telco fest. (Relive the moment of Outliers Defense and watch the video here). 2019’s competition was probably the most difficult as we were in a sideways market, which means everyone was prone to major whipsaws.
During the duration of the Investagrams Trading Cup 2019, there were also little to no speculative names popping out, not as much as compared to 2018. There were days that outliers could barely be found. Trading, let alone competing, in a whipsaw market is a very difficult task. Nevertheless, the WINNERS of the 2019 Trading Cup didn’t use that as an excuse to underperform. They showed true RESILIENCY in the face of adversity.
You’ve seen their results; it’s a product of hard work, perseverance, and extreme dedication. However, only one question remains: How did they do it? What strategy did they use? Learn from the WINNERS of the Investagrams Trading Cup 2019 during the competition defense this coming February 2020!
Watch out for our official announcement of the defense SOON!
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