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Hedgeye Risk Management hosts fantasy trading competition

Stamford investment research and online financial media firm  Hedgeye Risk Management is hosting its first simulated trading contest for traders and investors.

Hedgeye founder and CEO Keith McCullough. Photo by Phil Hall.

The “HedgEye on the Prize” competition will provide contestants with $100,000 in fantasy trading funds deposited into a virtual portfolio. The competition, which runs from Oct. 25 to Dec. 17, allows  contestants to trade a comprehensive list of macro exchange-traded funds and stock ideas from Hedgeye’s proprietary research.

The competition offers $40,000 in cash prizes, including a $10,000 grand prize, with thousands of dollars also awarded to contestants with top-performing portfolios on a weekly and monthly basis.

The winner of the contest will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to appear on HedgeyeTV in the firm’s Stamford headquarters; that prize includes a two-night stay at a New York City Hotel, a $500 Visa gift card and an invitation to have lunch with Hedgeye founder and CEO Keith McCullough.

“We are big believers in competition here at Hedgeye,” said McCullough. “My team and I wake up every morning with the explicit goal of outworking our competition and delivering superior results to our subscribers. This contest is a natural extension of our competitive spirit and Hedgeye’s core mission to help investors protect and grow their portfolio with math and data, instead of narratives.”

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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