James Dana Memorial Investment Challenge

The James Dana Memorial Investment Challenge has arrived, and it appears to be an excellent opportuntiy for those so inclined.  The details are below, and you have any questions, contact Syed Abbas (syed.k.abbas AT lawrence.edu) for the answers.

Our thanks to Larry Domash, the Lawrence University Investment Group, and Syed for making this happen.


Larry Domash’81, in collaboration with the Lawrence University Investment Group, is organizing an investment idea competition for underclassmen. Each participant will choose a marketable investment (defined by avaialable market price on a daily basis)  which they believe either long or (shor)t has the highest potential return over the next 12 months. Participants will be responsible for completing a write up on the the investment and identifying the daily pricing source by December 20, 2010.  Additionally, each particpant wil provide a brief written update  as to how the investment is performing and what factors have changed every 2 weeks from January 15 – December 30 2011, this includes when Lawrence is not in session. There here will be 2 winners – the first prize ($2,500.00) will go to the participant which provides the most accurate and articulate bi – weekly update. The second prize ($2,500) will go to the top return over the 12 months ending December 31, 2011.

An information session will be held on October 20th 2010 from 7-8 in the economics “lab,” Briggs 223.