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Will it pay to be gung-ho?

By James Norrington , 09 November 2012

Will it pay to be gung-ho? (Or an adventurous, moderate or cautious investor)

Win your share of £1,000 with our fantasy shares investment game

Investors Chronicle has teamed up with Vidivici, the new social investment service, to launch a unique fantasy portfolio competition on Facebook.

To compete, sign in with Facebook at http://bitly.com/VH874i and select a virtual portfolio of UK-listed shares. The game runs between 8.11.2012 and 10.01.2013 and UK-based players will have the chance to win cash prizes. There will also be the chance to win the weekly prize of an online only Investors Chronicle subscription.

Our game rewards cautious as well as adventurous strategies.

We know there is more than one type of investment strategy so our competition won't reward only the riskiest. The game is comprised of four risk leagues, with the top portfolio in each at the end of the game winning £250*.

Based on past volatility and the correlation between stocks (standard measurements of risk in the fund management industry), the game assigns your portfolio a risk-rating and the average risk over time determines the league you compete in.


*Cash prizes are for UK residents only. See game terms and conditions here.

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