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 Max.
EH: How was your experience with the Wharton competition?
Max: I would say it was an amazing experience. I'm really grateful that we have an opportunity to work remotely and join Wharton online.EH: What is your favorite trade?
EH: What was your favorite trade.
Max: Adobe or Lululemon. I would say they are the stocks that I did the most contribution in, we talked a lot about it during the meeting about when to buy and sell. We raised our portfolio from these stocks.
EH: What were your likes/dislikes about the competition.
Max: Favorite thing about it was that it was really realistic experience, everything was connected to real life. I think we should have had more communication between the team members
EH: What is your biggest takeaway from the competition?
Max: How to buy stocks and invest. Before the competition, I was planning on investing in the stock market. I was super confused on how to trade, when to buy and sell. I got an idea of how to trade from the competition and it was super useful.