The competition begins September 17, 2018. Sign up today!

H-E-B School of Business & Administration Stock Market Investment Challenge at the University of the Incarnate Word

Want to build useful skills for the future and earn some cash while doing it?

StockTrak and the H-E-B School of Business & Administration are combining efforts to give University of the Incarnate Word students the opportunity to showcase their financial knowhow. The fall 2018 UIW campus-wide investor challenge begins September 17, 2018, and ends December 7, 2018.

Utilizing StockTrak's state-of-the-art portfolio simulation software, invest like a millionaire on any of the major stock markets. The software mirrors the actual markets across the world so you get hands on training without having to risk your money. Learn more about how stock markets work and what is needed to select winning investments. Training videos and face to face sessions will be provided so you can quickly master the ins and outs of trading.

Everyone can benefit by learning this useful skill. So why not have some fun and get an opportunity to win some real cash!

You do NOT have to be a business major to participate

Graduate students may participate, but are not eligible to win prize money.


  • 1st Place - $500
  • 2nd Place - $300
  • 3rd Place - $100

Note: International students who do not have a social security number will be issued a UIW bookstore credit in the amount of the prize won.

Additional prizes and recognition to contest participants may be provided depending upon participation.

Rules and Regulations

  • Must be an undergraduate student at UIW to be eligible to win a prize.
  • You will be given $1,000,000 to invest in a stock market simulation.
  • The person with the highest account balance at the end of the competition wins.
  • Only one account per student.

Additional Guidelines

  • Can make no more than 1,000 trades
  • Can trade only stocks and bonds (no options)
  • Can trade on any stock exchange available within the StockTrak program
  • $10 commission cost per trade
  • 3% earned on any cash balance
  • 8% interest charged on any margin balances

Important Dates

  • September 17, 2018 - Competition begins
  • December 7, 2018 - Competition ends

Prize money may be considered earned income, IRS taxes may apply. A social security number must be provided before prize check can be issued.

The H-E-B School of Business & Administration maintains the right to provide clarification of rules and/or modify them so goals and purposes of competition are maintained.


Click on the link below to register for the Investor Challenge. Be sure to select "Professor Griesdorn" as the challenge administrator after clicking on the link.


There is no registration deadline. While participants are encouraged to register before the start of the challenge, they are free to join anytime after the Sept. 17 start date and begin trading. All trading ends Dec. 7, so the earlier you get started, the better your chances are of winning the competition.


Dr. Tim Griesdorn
Office: AGO 111
Phone: (210) 283-6332