YIS’ annual flagship event is the Global Stock Pitch Competition. This competition is the culmination of investment skills gained during the year and provides High School students hands-on mentoring in financial analysis. Students (either individually or in teams of two) create a “best stock idea” and analyze a publicly-traded company–sometimes meeting with company management. Each student/team writes a report on their chosen company with a “Buy” or “Sell” recommendation and then presents and defends their analysis in a written report and brief to a panel of University Professors and Industry Professionals.
YIS has created a contingency plan for the 2021-2022 School Year. This plan takes into consideration guidelines set by the World Health Organization, CDC, and Department of Health & Human Services. Our plan is as follows for the YIS State Stock Pitch Competitions & Global Stock Pitch Competition.
All of our events will be held virtually using our Zoom Video platform and submitted YouTube videos of student’s presentations. State/Territory events will be conducted via Zoom Video (10 or fewer students) or via Youtube Video entries (11 or more students). State winners will be selected and will compete regionally in online events for the East Coast, Midwest Regions 1 &2, West Coast, Asia, Europe & International Open.
Regional winners will be invited to participate in the Global Stock Pitch Competition (Salt Lake City, Utah) event where students will be awarded 1st-3rd place prizes.
This section of the website is full of helpful things designed to give you an edge. There are videos, templates, report submission guidelines, and more to help create a winning report and presentation. Be sure to explore the website and our YouTube channel for previous winning stock pitches and help with your stock pitch report.
Stock Pitch Prep Night
YIS will host Stock Pitch Prep Nights on Zoom video where Regional Advisory Board Members and previous stock pitch judges will give advice on stock pitches, presentation tips, and answer any questions related to the event and scoring. (Meeting date will be announced)
Deadline to register for State Stock Pitch Competitions: April 4, 2022
Deadline to submit Stock Pitch Report, Slide Presentation & YouTube Video Link: Midnight (PST) on April 4, 2022
State/Territory Competitions: April 5th-April 30, 2022
Regional Stock Pitch Competitions on Zoom Video:
Global Stock Pitch Competition:
May 20, 2022 (Salt Lake City, Utah)