WHAT 6TH GRADERS CAN TEACH WALL STREET ABOUT INVESTING

Last November, student investing clubs at some of the nation's top universities put their sophisticated skills to work in a competition to build the best performing motif - intelligently weighted basket of stocks - over a four month period. Virginia's McIntire Investment Institute beat out the rest of the competition to take home the grand prize of $5,000. Rules

A few weeks prior, unbeknownst to these student investing clubs, a 6th grade class in Fargo, North Dakota went about their own challenge to build the best performing motif. The 6th graders relied not on complex stock screeners and leveraged models but on basic investing skills and their personal knowledge of, and experience with companies like Netflix, Under Armour, and Facebook. And they were handsomely rewarded: the kids handily beat the S&P 500 by more than two times, and were able to beat university student clubs on a return-since-creation basis (Date of results: Sep 16, 2013 - Feb 28, 2014).

Carlson's Math Minions

TOP STOCKS BY WEIGHT
Netflix Inc. Under Armour Inc. Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Stratus Properties inc. priceline.com Incorporated, Amazon.com Inc., Graham holdings Co...
21.6%
VS. S&P 500 - 10.2%
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Here are the results for the University Challenge
Date of contest Nov 1, 2013 - Feb 28, 2014

McIntire Investment Institute

TOP STOCKS BY WEIGHT
GasLog,ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 ETF,PDC Energy Inc.,Endocyte Inc.,Direxion Daily...
18.5%

Berkeley Investment Group

TOP STOCKS BY WEIGHT
GasLog,Express Scripts Holding Company,Foot Locker Inc.,AbbVie Inc.,Vertex Pharm...
12.7%

NYU Stern Investment Club

TOP STOCKS BY WEIGHT
Endocyte Inc.,PDC Energy Inc.,Galectin Therapeutics Inc.,ProShares UltraPro S&P 50...
12.7%

University of Pennsylvania

TOP STOCKS BY WEIGHT
Ituran Location & Control Ltd.,Activision Blizzard Inc.,Apple Inc.,Spirit Airlines...
8.8%

Columbia Student Investment Management Association

TOP STOCKS BY WEIGHT
ctivision Blizzard Inc.,J.C. Penney Co. Inc.,Broadcom Corp.,Voxeljet AG,E*TRADE F...
4.2%

University Securities Investment Team

TOP STOCKS BY WEIGHT
Audience Inc.,IDT Corp. Cl B,Apple Inc.,Columbia Laboratories Inc.,Visteon Corp.,A...
3.4%

The Mutual Investment Club of Cornell

TOP STOCKS BY WEIGHT
Stratasys, Ltd.,3D Systems Corp.,Voxeljet AG,American International Group Inc.,Cer...
2.0%

Alpha Asset Management Club

TOP STOCKS BY WEIGHT
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund,iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatilit...
1.9%

Trojan Investing Society

TOP STOCKS BY WEIGHT
J.C. Penney Co. Inc.,Advanced Micro Devices Inc.,KB Financial Group Inc. ADS,China...
6.2%

S&P 500 5.9% (Nov 1, 2013 through Feb 28, 2014)