Build a portfolio that beats the index and win the use of a Mazda3
TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing (SMDI) is calling
all students in Canadian colleges and universities to participate in the
Stock-Trak Global Portfolio Simulation, building a mock-stock portfolio with
$100,000 in simulated funds.
The portfolio that beats the stock index will have a chance to win a
4-year lease on a 2008 Mazda3, and students with the five top-performing
portfolios will each win prizes of $1,000 in a ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing
"We are very pleased to co-sponsor Stock-Trak's 2007-2008 college and
university stock market simulation program," said Cathy Welling, Managing
Director, SMDI. "At Scotiabank we believe very strongly in the value of
educational programs and support a wide range of academic initiatives. This
simulation gives students risk-free hands-on insight and experience with
Stock-Trak has been a leader in online portfolio simulations since 1990
and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Neutron Enterprises Inc. (OTCBB: NTRN).
The college and university stock market simulation program, sponsored by SMDI,
is open to all college and university students across Canada.
"Students can benefit greatly by using our proprietary stock market
simulation tools," said Rory Olson, Neutron's Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer. "This creates a safe environment within which to experience the
movement of the stock market in an applied way. This direct approach adds a
new dimension to the academic experience."
To enter the contest, students must fully complete the online
registration and entry form at www.scotiabank.com/beattheindex. Once
registered, all entrants are able to make fantasy trades at the start of the
contest period. The contest runs October 29 to November 30, 2007.
ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing is a division of Scotia Capital Inc., which
is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scotiabank. Scotiabank is one of North
America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank.
With almost 60,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve
approximately 12 million customers in some 50 countries around the world.
Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and services including personal,
commercial, corporate and investment banking. With US$382 billion in assets
(as at July 31, 2007), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York
(BNS) Exchanges. For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com
Neutron Enterprises (OTCBB: NTRN) is a global provider of web-based
interactive consumer entertainment, business & education simulation products
and interactive media. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Stock-Trak,
Neutron targets the financial services and academic markets with proprietary
stock market simulation and training tools. Through Wall Street Survivor,
Neutron's consumer division targets online investing, trading and game
enthusiasts with a market leading web 2.0 investment oriented educational
simulation and contest web site.
Stock-Trak is the North American leader in stock portfolio simulations
for the educational and corporate markets. Stock-Trak's main site,
www.stocktrak.com is the only educational website available that allows users
to simulate managing a portfolio of stocks, options, bonds, futures, futures
options, and mutual funds from 20+ exchanges around the world. Stocktrak is
used by over 800 college professors and their 50,000+ students worldwide each
Stock-Trak also has developed and maintains over 30 other simulations
sites that are branded for various economic education organizations,
universities, newspapers, banks, etc. These branded sites are used by over
100,000 users ranging from elementary/middle/high school students to employees
of major banks.
For further information:
For further information: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
(416) 866-6203; Andrew Hellman, CEOcast, Inc. for Neutron Enterprises, (212)