The Student Investor Challenge is the UKs premier investment competition with over 400,000 students from 2,500 schools benefiting from the experience in previous years. There are a whole host of prizes available, including a trip to New York!

The main challenge hasnt started yet, but registered teams can now log on and practice their trading ready for when the competition opens on 14October2019!

Do you have the skills to make a winning portfolio?

The competition involves teams investing virtual money on the London Stock Exchange. You will need to keep your portfolios healthy by following the ups and downs of the market, judging when to buy and sell in order to make a profit.

Practice trading has started and the main game begins on 14October2019. Registration for the challenge remains open until 15November2019, so why not register today?

Trading in the first phase of the challenge begins on 14October2019 and will run until 24January2020. Until then, practice trading is open until 11October2019. After the first phase, the top teams will compete against each other in an online semi-final from 17February to 13March2020 for a place in the national final.

The competition is open to UK students who will be aged 14-19 on 31 August 2020. Teams must consist of four students and must be registered by a teacher. Each school can register as many teams as they like entry is free of charge. To register you will need a Teacher Reference Number which will be sent to schools in early September 2019.

The competition is straightforward, not time-consuming and can be completed entirely outside of lesson times. We have provided a teacher guide to get you started.

It was exciting, educational and the most important thing it totally changed my mind for the future now I want to be an investor!

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