About the Wharton competition
The Wharton Global High School Investment Competition is an opportunity for students to use and build their analytical, teamwork, and communication skills through the world of investing. This investment simulation runs for 10 weeks. Teams who make it to the finals are invited to Wharton itself.
The teams will compete against more than 5000 students around the world. Their challenge is to prepare a portfolio that meets the needs of the client and win their business. Teams are able to trade against a limited number of stocks to win their client's business. They will apply all the knowledge they have learned and some more to get the business!
Wharton team members
The Explorer Hop team interviewed Wharton participants on their experiences to help prepare future students and offer them insight into what it's like to compete.
Read on for a written version of our interview with Kishen.
EH: In general, How did you enjoy the Wharton competition? Did you like it?
Kishen: It's really good for me, I thought it was fun, like you learn a lot. It shows me how the real world is if I go into trading. But it can be stressful if you make a trade and it instantly goes down
EH: What is your favourite trade?
Kishen: Probably Bank of America. I go to Florida a lot and in Florida there's no TD and we always go to Bank of America and when you go there, on the counter there's always these candy canes.
EH: What were your likes/dislikes about the competition.
Kishen: Well like I mentioned earlier it can get stressful and I get nervous a lot and I stress a lot about things so I don't enjoy that. But the competition is really fun and I made a lot of friends and I learned a lot about financial things and stocks.
EH: What is your biggest takeaway from the competition?
Kishen: Probably RRSP, the retirement savings plan, I had no idea what that was before and RESP the education savings account.