Student Investor Competition 2016

Posted at 2:04 pm on 5th October, 2016

Student Investor Competition 2016


The ifs ‘Student Investor Challenge’ is open for registration for the coming year; if you have not taken part before, the competition is an online share trading game played in teams of four 

(aged 14 – 19).  The winners of the challenge receive a weeks all expenses paid trip to New York, £2000 for the school and £200 for each team member. The second placed team in the challenge wins £1,500 for their school and £150 for each team member and the third placed team wins £1,000 for their school and £100 for each team member. There are also a number of other prizes up for grabs during the competition + we will be giving away our very own school prize for the most successful team throughout the competition.

Your team will have £100,000 of virtual money to invest in the stock market. By reading and forecasting data provided online, teams can identify shares and make judgements of when to buy and sell in order to make a profit. We will provide you with tips along the way of how you can manage your shares for success.

You will need to keep your share portfolio healthy in order to gain a place in the semi-finals. If you get through the semi-finals you will be invited to the national final in London where teams are asked to make a presentation on a financial subject provided in advance.

If you would like to take part in the challenge this year please provide Mr Gillonwith the following information:

-          The names and ages of your 4 team members (You must be aged 14 – 19 to take part in the competition)

-          Your chosen team name and password

There is a practice stage which opened on 15 September and runs until 4.30pm on 10 October.  The competition then starts on 13 October when all your practice investments are reset and you will start trading with £100,000 of virtual money.  The latest date for registration is 2 November.

Mr Gillon

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