The Finance4teens Global Youth Investment Competition is an online investment simulation for high school students (9th-12th grade). The purpose of this competition is to give you a better understanding of trading strategies and portfolio management. You will also learn about teamwork, communication, risk, diversification, company and industry analysis, and many other important aspects of investing.
Acting as a prospective portfolio manager for UNHW clients, your potential clients have entrusted you with $100,000 to invest at your discretion for a period of 10 weeks.
Particpants examine a brief case study featuring a potential client and are tasked with working collaboratively to meet that client’s short- and long-term investment goals as they try to win his or her business. Winners are selected on the strength and articulation of their team strategies, not just the growth of their portfolios.
Final Debrief reports are viewed by a team of expert judges and the Top 10 participants will be announced
Participants must be current high school students. “High school” is typically secondary-level (no younger than 14, no older than 18 at the start of the competition), pre-university education, as defined by country (e.g: generally 9th – 12th grade).
Their is no participation fee. The competition is free of cost.
6-7 Hours Per Week
All trading takes place on the Investopedia Stock Simulator. Investopedia Stock Market Simulator is a web-based stock market simulation that allows students to apply the concepts of investments and portfolio management in a hands-on learning environment while working with real-world data without risking real money.
If you’re not based in the U.S., please keep the following in mind throughout the competition:
Consider the time difference between your country and the U.S. stock market. For example, if you are trading in India, you are 9.5 hours ahead of EST. Therefore, you have a window of several evening hours to actively place trades while the U.S. market is open. So, when the U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST, it is actually 7:00 p.m. in India
We do NOT expect you to stay up in the middle of the night to place trades while the U.S. stock market is open. Remember, the Finance4teens Competition is not a trading competition, and therefore day trading is not necessary. The majority of your strategy should be focused on a long-term, buy-and-hold approach, which will not require a lot of buying and selling of stocks once you have, through analysis, determined your best portfolio mix. We do expect you to do some trading once you have built your portfolio; however, you should be strategic about this and not feel pressured to buy and sell frantically at all hours of the night. The bottom line is that you are NOT trying to prove the worthiness of your overall portfolio/strategy by how much it grows over 10 weeks of trading.
Step 1- Participations are required to registrer for the competition.
Step 2- Participants are required to create an investopedia account.
Step 3 - Finance4teens will contact the participants with further details and instructions