Fantasy Stock Exchange

Each year, the YUEA hosts an on-campus Fantasy Stock Exchange open to all Yale students. The competition helps participants build an understanding of the underlying drivers behind financial markets, increase awareness of current economic conditions, and develop a foundation for managing personal investment accounts considering the tradeoff between risk and return. 

Think you’ve got what it takes to become the next Warren Buffett? Begin with an initial investment of $1,000,000, execute your winning strategy, and see where you end up against your peers at the end of the four-week game period. 

Throughout the game, we will be awarding real prizes to participants with notable trades and portfolio gains, culminating with a prize for highest overall portfolio return at the end. 

How to Play:

1. Go to

2(a) If you already have a MarketWatch account and wish to use it to participate in this competition, after you log in, go to “My Profile” link on the upper green bar, click “My Profile” on the left column, make sure you use your real first name, and change your last name to “LastName_CollegeClassYr” (ex. Smith_TC14). If you do not follow this step, we will not be able to confirm that your account is legitimate, and you will be disqualified.

2(b) If you don’t have an account yet, click “Log In” on the upper green bar, click “Register”, and fill in all the required information. Make sure you format your first name and last name as indicated in 2(a).

3. Go to To join the game, enter the game password: yuea2014.

4. To begin trading, hit “Trade now”, and you’re ready to go! Have fun!

Prizes include:

  • $50 to Caseus Cheese
  • $50 to Shake Shack
  • $25 to Campus Customs
  • $25 to Insomnia Cookies
  • $25 to Willoughby’s Coffee
  • and more!

The YUEA Fantasy Stock Exchange is sponsored by: