University Trading Challenge: Angry Girls, Fashion Design & Trading on line.
Linda Cremasoli (team leader), Sofia Villalon and Hui Zang are the Angry Girls. This very international team, which see together an Italian, a Mexican and a Chinese, represents, in this fifth edition of the University Trading Challenge, the Fashion and Design Course of the Istituto Marangoni of Milan.
They started the competition at the end of December and their debut in the standings, almost a month later, shows the Angry Girls at the 47th place with +0.23%. Their performance has improved week after week and, with mild downturns here and there, have managed to reach peaks of 30% profit. We fing them today, rankings as on April 24th, at the 17th place with an excellent + 24.69%.
They trade on MTA of the Italian Stock Exchange and on the currency pairs of LMAX Exchange. Up to now, the executed orders are more than 30.
“My name is Linda Cremascoli, the leader of the Angry Girls team. I’m 19 years old and I come from Milan. Before attending the Fashion Design Course at Istituto Marangoni, I graduated one year ago from Liceo Classico Cesare Beccaria and now I’m following my passion as creative designer. Thinking about my future plans, I’d like to work in big companies, where I could be in contact with an international environment in the exciting luxurious world of fashion.
My name is Sofia Villalón, I am 19 years old and I have lived all my life in Mexico City. I graduated with very good grades from Instituto Rosedal Vistahermosa in Mexico City almost a year ago. I recently moved to Milan to study Fashion at Istituto Marangoni (where I met Linda). I speak Spanish and English perfectly, and I’m currently at the basic level of Italian; although I intend to perfect it and become a very skilled speaker.
My name is Hui Zang, I’m 21 years old. Freshman of undergraduate course, studyng Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni right now. In my daily life, i’d like to travel with my friends, play sports and enjoy the music. From the travelling I can appreciate different kind of scenery and culture in different places. That’s bringing me so much significances. I really enjoy the journey. For music it’s another stuff: it is really indispensable for me, even if sometimes i can’t get the deep meaning from lyrics, but just enjoying the melody, that will bring you to the artistic conception.
I came to know about the University Trading Challenge thanks to my current boyfriend who participated last year with his team. I decided that it would be a nice oppurtunity to participate too with 2 colleagues of mine in order to approach the world of finance and trading that was and still mostly is obscure to us.
Our goal is to better understand markets trying to earn something aswell. It is not easy and studying fashion design is a full time job: we can not dedicate so much to follow markets and to better understand trading strategies. If we could get a final gain of 40% it would be fantastic and over initial expectations.”
We wish these three very young fashion designers to hit and exceed the goals that they had fixed at the beginning of the competition. in the hope that this experience enhances their knowledge in an area so far from their usual reality.
We hope that the University Trading Challenge helps them to enhances their knowledge in an area so far apart from their every day reality.
In thanking them for the interview, we remind Linda, Sofia and Hui that they still have few days left to get the highest delta performace (during April) in order to win the participation in the Top of the Top – trading duel that will be held in Rimini during the ITForum, next May, the 21st.The winning team will have the opportunity to challenge in a live trading session some professional traders. One reason more to do your best.
Good Luck Angry Girls!!!
“Beginners focus on analysis, but professionals operate in a three dimensional space. They are aware of trading psychology their own feelings and the mass psychology of the markets.”