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 Shanna Margolis 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.
Shanna is an incredibly savvy young lady. It was a real pleasure having her in our Camp Millionaire levels 1-4 over summer. Her entrepreneurship skills also came to light when she and her team raised enough funds in the Teen Entrepreneur program to feed 1425 kids in Yemen! She is witty and a fabulous team player!
EH: How did you hear about the Investment Competition?
Shanna: I heard about the challenge in a newsletter email to my parents.
EH: Tell us about yourself!
Shanna: My favourite school subjects are math and science. I enjoy computer coding, eating! And spending time outdoors with my family as well.
EH: How much investing experience do you have?
Shanna: I took Camp Millionaire levels 1-4 over the summer, but I haven't had any other experience with investing.
EH: What are you hoping to learn from participating in the competition?
Shanna: I am hoping to practice buying and selling stocks, so that when I invest in real money, I will have more experience. I'm also hoping to understand more about investing for a long term.
EH: What would you say to inspire other kids to learn about investing?
Shanna: Practice makes perfect! When I started learning about investing in the summer, I was worried I would not be good, because I had not had any other experience. I soon learned that with practice, I saw trends in stocks that helped me become a better investor.