|UWest Investment Fund Gained 42.6% in Two Years|
|Monday, December 13, 2010|
The UWest started its Investment Lab about two years ago. The university gave $25,000 as the initial fund for the Investment Lab’s investment. Right now, our Fund/Account has $35,653; so our total capital gains are $10,653 in about 2 years and our rate of returns is 42.61% in about 2 years.
The purpose of establishing this Investment Lab/Fund is to help Business Administration students gain the first-hand experience of financial markets and particularly learn how to select stocks and manage the investment portfolios.
UWest students may join this Lab by taking a required course each semester. During the class, professors Hank Ching, Jerry Liu and Bill Chen teach students step-by-step how to identify potential investment securities, how to diversify investment risk, and how to manage portfolios. The students are divided into different groups; each group will present its proposal of the investment portfolio for investing the real money in the real financial markets; then after the debates, the whole class will vote for which securities to be selected for the next investment.