Skidmore College Wins the 2019 Adirondack Cup!

27 Colleges and Universities Participated in Unique Stock Picking Challenge   Guilderland, N.Y. – A team of students from Skidmore College has won the 2019 Adirondack Cup, a stock picking contest for college students interested in the investment field.  The...

Week 25 – week ending 04/05/19

With one week to go, Skidmore has taken the lead from St. John Fisher.  Clarkson remains in 3rd with a little more breathing room from RPI, while Keuka and Buffalo, currently in 5th and 6th place, are within $100 of each other. Below are the current standings of the...

Week 24 – week ending 03/29/19

Two weeks to go and the lead the is narrowing between St. John Fisher and Skidmore! RPI advanced over 7% for the week and is now just a couple of percentage points behind Clarkson, currently in 3rd place. Keuka, Ithaca and Penn State Behrend were also strong...

Week 23 – week ending 03/22/19

Three weeks to go and the Adirondack Cup in aggregate continues to handily beat the small cap benchmark.  Friday was a tough day for equities as global economic concerns drove the market down.  Only two teams had weekly positive gains – Bentley and Ithaca.  No major...

Week 22 – week ending 03/15/19

It was a huge week for Ithaca and St. John Fisher – both posting double digit returns thanks to a couple of their positions significantly beating earnings estimates.  Ithaca moved up 9 spots and St. John Fisher is now in the lead.  Clarkson and RPI also had noteworthy...

Week 21 – week ending 03/08/19

Markets fell last week due to concerns of a weakening global economy.  After rising steadily in January and February, equities posted their worst week yet for 2019.  The Adirondack Cup teams also had a difficult week, with the majority of portfolios declining.  Siena...

Week 20 – week ending 03/01/19

Six weeks to go!  Nazareth was the best performer last week, posting double digit returns.  One of its picks, a biopharmaceutical company, reported positive clinical late-stage trial results.  Hamilton, Skidmore and Bentley also had strong weekly gains as earnings...

Week 19 – week ending 02/22/19

Small caps continued to rise this past week, as did most of the team portfolios. At this point in the competition, over half the teams are posting gains – a far cry from the end of 2018 when all but one had negative returns. For the week, Keuka posted the strongest...

Week 18 – week ending 02/15/19

It was a strong week for equities, especially small caps, which rose over 4%.  Nearly all the teams also posted positive results.  In aggregate, the schools are beating the index by a significant margin.  Since inception, the Adirondack Cup teams have gained 6.89%,...

Week 17 – week ending 02/08/19

After a strong January, small caps were relatively flat this past week.  Earnings season continued and positively impacted Skidmore (now back in the lead), Geneseo and Buffalo last week.  However, the biggest mover was Bentley due to one of its picks, a biotech...