The Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) Investment Competition is a free, global, online investment simulation for high school students (9th to 12th grade) and teachers. Students learn about teamwork, communication, risk, diversification, company analysis, industry analysis, and investing.
Teams consist of four to seven students, and schools can have several competing teams; student-led investment clubs and home-schooled teams are also encouraged to participate. Each team manages a portfolio of $100,000 in virtual cash over the course of 10 weeks using Wharton’s Online Trading and Investment Simulator (OTIS).
Winners are selected on the strength and articulation of their team investment strategies and overall competition experience, not on the growth of their portfolios, which is a key differentiator between this investment challenge and others.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and University of Pennsylvania event restrictions, the KWHS Investment Competition Learning Day and Global Finale scheduled for May 8 & 9, 2020, will be conducted virtually. Additional details will be provided to the Global Finalists.
For more information visit the official website here.
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Top teams in Brazil are selected to participate in the international competition where only three teams are awarded globally.
Registration is free.
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Students do not need Stock Market or technical knowledge prior to the competition - but they are advised to have a teacher who will mentor the team.
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8 months of tasks and trades (the duration of competition trading is 10 weeks between October and December of each year, with an additional 3 weeks of optional pre-competition activities, and 2 weeks of post-competition activities for teams who are in the top 10).
1. Form a team (4 - 7 students).
2. Team leader registers team on the website.
3. Students log into OTIS and start the competition.