Excel Reader Challenge winner

By J. Carlton Collins, CPA

Congratulations to Amir Melamed for submitting the best solution to the August 2014 Reader Challenge. Like many other readers, Melamed used the Excel Solver approach, but his solution bettered them all to derive a maximum portfolio value of $70,184. You can see a recap of the solutions submitted at carltoncollins.com/trades.html.  

J. Carlton Collins is a technology consultant, a CPE instructor, and a JofA contributing editor.

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