Enter to win an incredible experience of a *Day at the Nasdaq, the second-largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization, behind only the New York Stock Exchange located in the same city.

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Spring 2020

Division: Novice
Date(s): February-March
Competition Length: 60 Days
30 Days Registration/Boot camp and 20 Days Trading Competition

Summer 2020

Division: Novice
Date(s): July
Competition Length: 60 Days
30 Days Registration/Boot camp and 20 Days Trading Competition

Fall 2020

Division: Intermediate
Date(s): September - October
Competition Length: 30 Days
15 Days Registration (no Boot camp) and 10 Days Trading Competition

Winter 2020

Division: Expert
Date(s): November-December
Competition Length: 10 Days
14 Days Registration (no boot camp) and 10 Days Trading Competition

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The experience of spending a day at the Nasdaq MarketSite where the Nasdaq Market Bell Ceremonies are held for IPOs is being exclusively offered through this simulated Trading competition to the #1 Best Traders. While there, you will have a spectacular panoramic view of a live bell ringing and watch in real-time broadcast of Nasdaq’s aired shows. You may even be invited for an impromptu interview by Jill Malandrino, renown Nasdaq Global Markets Reporter and host of the Trade Talks. The entire experience is simply Priceless.

How does it work?

The trading competition will commence on October 5th at 9:30 AM ET in which contestant simulated accounts will be set with $100,000 USD in virtual buying power to begin trading over the month. Over the course of the 10-days of the competition, each contestant’s daily balance and profit & loss will be broadcast in real-time on our Ranking leader board. At the end of the competition, the trader with the highest P/L will be the 1st place winner. Any updated listing of the standings will be posted daily by 9:00 am ET.

Prizes

We will update our prizes for each competition.

Please note: Due to the current global situation as a result of COVID-19, we’ve had to restructure our prizes to ensure the safety of our winners and staff. As a result, we will be offering a special Virtual Luncheon with food provided by DAS. There will be a very special guest from the trading and financial community on the call who will discuss how they got involved in trading and the markets, as well as do a Q&A session with the winners.

First Place

The first place winner will be awarded the Gold Honor status with a Red Carpet Access ticket for a Day at the Nasdaq, to shadow a top Nasdaq’s executive at Times Square location, watch a live bell ringing, and a keepsake photo on the Nasdaq’s Times Square Tower as well as the following prizes from our sponsors:
  • Virtual luncheon with food provided by DAS and a special guest from the trading/finance world.
  • Your name will be posted on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square for all to see.
  • You will be a guest on the Traders Talk series and do an interview with Jill Malandrino of Nasdaq.
  • Access to the DAS Trader Pro platform for: 6-months
  • *Private Tour of the Nasdaq and Closing Bell ceremony.
  • DAS Backpack filled with essential goodies. Please note, if you attend the bell ringing in NY, you will receive the DAS Backpack filled with goodies.

Second Place

The second place winner will be awarded the Silver Honor and will join the Winner’s Circle for the Red Carpet Access ticket for a Day at the Nasdaq’s Times Square location to watch a live bell ringing and receive a keepsake photo on the Nasdaq’s Times Square Tower as well as the following prizes from our sponsors:
  • Virtual luncheon with food provided by DAS and a special guest from the trading/finance world
  • Your name will be posted on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square for all to see.
  • You will be a guest on the Traders Talk series and do an interview with Jill Malandrino of Nasdaq.
  • Access to the DAS Trader Pro platform for: 3-months
  • *Private Tour of the Nasdaq and Closing Bell ceremony.
  • DAS Backpack filled with essential goodies. Please note, if you attend the bell ringing in NY, you will receive the DAS Backpack filled with goodies.

Third Place

The third place winner will be awarded the Bronze Honor and will join the Winner’s Circle for the Red Carpet access ticket for a Day at the Nasdaq’s Times Square location to watch live bell ringing and receive a keepsake photo on the Nasdaq Times Square Tower as well as the following prizes from our sponsors:
  • Virtual luncheon with food provided by DAS and a special guest from the trading/finance world
  • Your name will be posted on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square for all to see.
  • You will be a guest on the Traders Talk series and do an interview with Jill Malandrino of Nasdaq.
  • Access to the DAS Trader Pro platform for: 1-month
  • *Private Tour of the Nasdaq and Closing Bell ceremony.
  • DAS Backpack filled with essential goodies. Please note, if you attend the bell ringing in NY, you will receive the DAS Backpack filled with goodies.

*Each winner in all of the 2020 competitions will also be given access to the private Nasdaq tour. However, this will be contingent upon when New York City and the Nasdaq reopen. Once we have a confirmed date, we will email all competitors and they will be welcome to join us on the tour. But we will not make any special accommodations for the summer, fall or winter 2020 winners for the Nasdaq tour when it becomes available. We will have a list of all of the winners and we will let them know when the tour will take place and they will be welcome to join us.

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Trading Rules and Guidelines

The Trading Challenge entry fee is $200 $150 per participant, allowing registration up to December 6th at 9:00 AM ET.

When you register, you will need to accurately fill out the registration form, which includes your name, e-mail, and phone number. Multiple registrations will result in disqualification from the contest. If you experience login or registration difficulties, contact us immediately at [email protected] or http://help.dastrader.com

The trading competition begins on Monday, December 7th at 9:30AM ET and ends at 4PM ET on Friday, December 18th .

The competitor is given 10 trading days to compete as the markets are closed on weekends.

**The competition observes the NYSE Stock Exchanges holiday and will be closed on days of observation. Click Here for the NYSE holiday calendar.

The trading competition will commence on December 7th at 9:30 AM ET in which the contestant’s simulated account will be set with $100,000 USD in virtual buying power to begin trading over the month. Over the course of the 10 trading days, each contestant’s daily balance and profit & loss will be broadcast in real-time on our Ranking leader board. At the end of the competition, the trader with the highest P/L will be the 1st place winner. Any updated listing of the standings will be posted daily by 9:00 am ET.

Trading will be allowed once the market is open, whether it is regular market hours (9:30am – 4:00 pm ET), pre- market (8:00 am – 9:30am ET) or the after-market (4:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET).

On the last day of the competition (12/18/20) the account must be flat before 4PM ET. Any positions held after the market close will result in disqualification.

Account which reflects no trading up to 14 days after the month begins will be closed and terminated from the competition. Any account which drops below 0 equity while holding positions intra-day will be liquidated and not permitted to continue trading.

No overnight positions are allowed during this competition.

As this round is intended for intermediate and not professional traders, if your trading style is deemed to be gaming or professional, we have the right to disqualify you from the competition.

This competition allows you to trade any Listed equities, ETFs (Pinksheets, options, futures, bonds, ADFs and forex are not part of this competition). Equities includes all stocks listed on Nasdaq, NYSE and AMEX.

  • Individuals may not hold short and long positions in the same stock at the same time.
  • May not trade low Float securities (Stocks which has less than 5% outstanding shares to FLOAT ratio)
  • May not trade Unshortable stocks (Stocks may be added if it can be borrowed per request).
  • May not engage in manipulative trading practices such as layering, spoofing, front-running, bear raiding, cornering, wash trading, painting the Tape, etc.
  • This is an Equities/ETFs  trading competition. Options, Futures, E-minis etc. will not be permitted. You may buy, sell, sell short and cover almost all NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX stocks (common and preferred).
  • Individuals may not hold short and long positions in the same stock at the same time.
  • Writing Naked Option is not allowed
  • Each trade is limited to 2500 shares per order.
  • May not hold more than $50K in each securities.

A commission rate of $3.95 is applied to all transactions. Commission will be charged to both opening and closing transactions. This fee comes out of your paper trading competition account.

ECN fees will be charged at 0.003/share for removing liquidity, and 0.002/share rebated if liquidity is added. Please note that if a limit order is a marketable limit order it will removes liquidity such as a range order since it will place an order to trigger at the bid and ask. In order to add liquidity the order need to be either above bid or below ask.

You must be at least 18 years old to win. You may take 1 guest who must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless Winner is the legal guardian of Guest and Guest is at least 5 years of age or older at the time of travel.

If Winner and/or Guest reside outside the United State, Winner and/or Guest must have current, valid passports, and be able to travel to the New York. Visa restrictions may apply. If they are unable to travel to New York, they will forfeit the prize. In certain countries, local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation. Entry is subject to all local laws. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Charity, or Prize Provider, and members of their immediate families and households, are not eligible to win.

In addition, individuals wishing to be eligible to be declared winners must meet the following requirements:

  • Past winners within the current year are not allowed to enter.
  • Minimum age requirement of 18 Years old.
  • Must have an email address.
  • Possess a valid photo ID.
  • Must have necessary approval to travel freely in the US (valid VISA or US persons)

Prizes can be viewed above or by clicking here.

Prizes may be claimed up to 30 days after the official announcement of the winners of the competition. If after 30 days a prize is not claimed then the prize cannot be awarded as it has become null and void.

There will be no substitute prizes offered. You may opt to not receive the prize or gift it to somebody locally.

DAS Backpack filled with essential goodies will be given to you if you attend the bell ringing in NY. This will be determined at a later date pending Reopening of NY and Nasdaq policy. This item will not be shipped.

DAS Trader Pro is a Windows based download application and will not run natively on a Macintosh computer

PC Hardware Requirement:

* Minimum Core2 Duo 2+GHZ processor * Minimum 4GB of RAM

* Cable or DSL (at least 10/10 DL/UL speed recommended)

* Windows 7, Server 2008 or higher Secure updated web browser

* DASTrader Pro program enabled in Windows Firewall

See workaround on how to run DAS Trader Pro in a MAC environment…

Registration

The next #1 Best Trader Competition begins in:

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Entry Ticket is $200 $100 per participant during the early registration period from November 22nd – 28th.

The ticket price increases to $150 starting on November 29th.

After you complete the purchase, access will be immediately granted to the platform. All data consisting of Nasdaq’s Totalview will be streamed in Real-Time during market hours for the duration of the competition.

The Trading competition starts on December 7th, 2020 and runs until 4PM ET on December 18th, 2020

Please note: The ticket price covers the period of usage of the DAS Trader Pro software with market data

Click the cart below to purchase your #1 Best Trader Competition Entry Ticket

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Bonus offer: Free 30 days access to the powerful journal software, chartlog.io for all participants.

Also included: Market Replay and Trade Signal for all participants!