About the GIC
Explorer Hop's Global Investment Competition (GIC) is a virtual investment opportunity for youth ages 11-17. The competition is open to 500 participants from anywhere in the world. All experience levels are welcome as competitors learn how to trade stocks and build their own portfolio. And for those who are looking to compete, there are more than $100 in prizes to be won! The portfolio with the highest amount at the end of the competition is the first place winner. All participants will however receive a certificate at the end of the competition to acknowledge their learning achievement.
The next competition runs from September 26th-November 4th. Therefore the portfolio with the highest amount on November 4th, 2022 at 4:30 PM EST will be the winner of the first place prize. Second and third place, as well as the top earner in each age category, will subsequently win smaller prizes.
If you feel that you're on the lesser experienced side and want to prepare first, you have time before the next competition. If you would like to learn how to manage your money and invest we suggest enrolling for the following instructor-led online classes: Camp Millionaire Level 1, Personal Finance. If you are looking for self-learning options, check out Learn to Trade and Mutual Funds.
Young Investor Grace Wu on Her Experience
The Explorer Hop team interviewed Global Investment Challenge participants on their experiences, to help prepare future students, and offer them insight into what it's like to compete.
This dynamic young investor impressed us from the first day of class. She is a delight to teach! Always smiling, well prepared and really enthusiastic about learning how to invest. She joined us in Camp Millionaire Level 1 earlier this year and is progressing through all the different levels.
EH: How did you hear about the Investment Competition?
Grace: I attended the level 1 class and the teachers encouraged us to sign up for this investment challenge.
EH: Tell us about yourself!
Grace: I like debating and public speaking. Another hobby I have is travelling.
EH: How much investing experience do you have?
Grace: Before attending the level 1 class I had 0 experience with investment!
EH: What are you hoping to learn from participating in the GIC?
Grace: I hope to gain some experience that will help me in future trades.
EH: What would you say to inspire other kids to learn about investing?
Grace: Personally, I feel like learning investment is a good backup knowledge to have. Instead of working you could trade stocks to earn money.
During every competition, we post weekly rankings on our social media accounts. Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to get the updates.