Students on a mock trading floor communicate with their teams to determine which stocks to buy and sell.High school students on mock stock exchange floor

Business school holds high school stock trading competition

More than 200 local high school students gathered at the Odette School of Business on April 25 to participate in a stock trading competition.

The Odette Outcry Competition, held for the first time since 2019, utilized the business school’s newly renovated Walter Pasnik Financial Markets lab and Rotman Interactive Trader Market Simulator program to reproduce a Wall Street trading floor. Students were provided simulated market information and worked with their teams to buy and sell stocks and maximize returns.

BMO Financial Group sponsored the event, and company leaders hosted a session for the students discussing their career journeys and insights. Remo DiPaolo, market leader for financial planning, Windsor Essex Chatham at BMO Financial Group, emphasized the importance of giving back and encouraging guidance and support for future leaders.

“Building a community of collaboration with higher education institutions such as the University of Windsor, especially through the Outcry initiative, is so important as we guide young adults from our local high schools,” he said.

The title of top trading team was claimed by students from F.J. Brennan Catholic High School.

“We were very pleased to offer students the opportunity to experience the first-hand excitement of a stock trading floor,” said interim dean of the Odette School of Business Ashish Mahajan. “Providing experiences like this is what we strive to do at Odette.”

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