Investor’s Business Daily Partners With Peeptrade to Educate the Next Generation of Investors

September 17, 2018

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 17, 2018--Investor’s Business Daily (IBD), a leading financial news and research organization, today announced that it has joined forces with Peeptrade, a trading platform that leverages the power of social networks to groom the next generation of investors, for the Fall 2018 Peeptrade Global Investment Challenge. This innovative competition was designed to supply university students with a wealth of practical investing experience. To facilitate the competition, IBD is providing every program participant with unlimited, free access to its top-performing products, Leaderboard, and MarketSmith, as well as IBD Digital and the mobile app.

Peeptrade Global Investment Challenge undergraduate and graduate contestants construct a portfolio using a virtual endorsement of $1,000,000. They compete on the investment performance of their virtual portfolios across a variety of factors, such as risk compliance, and execution of strategy. Peeptrade then provides the top 10 teams with an all-expense paid trip to Chicago for a final event, hosted by The University of Chicago. The top contestants will be determined by a distinguished panel of judges, including a key member from IBD. Past participants include groups from Georgetown, Princeton, MIT Sloan School of Management, and the University of Southern California (USC).

“The Peeptrade Global Challenge was created to give real-world experience to future investors, without incurring risk, while also generating excitement around the practice of trading. In response, outstanding teams have emerged from all over the world, and participation has skyrocketed with each respective Challenge,” said Peeptrade CEO, Ali Bakir. “We are delighted to have IBD join us this fall, offering contestants exceptional tools for data and analysis. This will enable teams to receive an even greater education in smart, strategic investing.”

IBD has earned a reputation as a one-stop-shop for investors that provides unparalleled analysis, industry-leading stock lists, and top-performing products based on reliable real-time information. It has been widely recognized for its analytical approach to investing and ability to educate investors at every level. IBD’s popular stock lists, such as Sector Leaders, IBD 50, and IBD Big Cap 20, consistently beat the S&P 500 over three-month, six-month and 12-month periods, often by double digits, while products like Leaderboard, MarketSmith, and IBD Digital help everyone from novice to expert investors quickly and easily raise their understanding of market behavior and stock performance.

“IBD’s focus has always been on educating investors, regardless of age, and this mission has never been more important. The next generation is more reluctant to invest in individual stocks, and we want to reverse this trend,” said Chris Gessel, Chief Content Officer at IBD. “We want students to see the power of financial markets, understand how to read the signs to capitalize on opportunity, and enjoy active participation in the economy. We are excited to partner with Peeptrade for this fall’s Global Investment Challenge so that IBD can assist in cultivating the investors of tomorrow.”

To register for the Global Investment Challenge, please visit https://peeptrade.com/university-challenge/fall-2018. Upon registration, participants will receive login credentials for all IBD products and services. To find out more about all that IBD has to offer, please visit www.investors.com.

About IBD

Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) is a leading financial news and research organization recognized for proprietary stock screens, comparative performance ratings and a record of identifying stock leaders as they emerge. The company takes a data-first approach to investing, educating investors about how to invest successfully using tested methods and sound research. IBD has honed its approach over the last 50 years to help investors make smarter decisions. Its stock lists have outperformed the S&P, and its presidential poll, the most accurate over the past four election cycles, was one of only two national polls to accurately predict the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election. IBD offers a number of interactive stock research tools and provides information for investors of every level. To learn more about all that IBD has available, please visit www.investors.com.

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About PeepTrade

Peeptrade is an award-winning social network and financial information platform that allows people to “peep” into the success of other investors, giving them a transparent and competitive edge.

Peeptrade allows users to access the portfolios and investment history of investors alongside a wide range of interactive tools, charts, and research documents. A true ‘one-stop shop’ for investment information, the platform also acts as a social network for investors, allowing them to share knowledge, build trusted relationships, and discuss developments in the financial markets.

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