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 Ethan Hoy on His Experience
The Explorer Hop team interviewed past Global Investment Challenge 2 participants on their experience, to help prepare future students, and offer them insight into what it's like to compete.
EH: What is your investing strategy for the GIC?
Ethan: Since I don't want to spend too much time on it, I just invest where I think it will go up and then leave it be for a few days. After a while I check back to see how it's going.
EH: What are you hoping to learn from participating in the GIC?
Ethan: For me personally I'm just trying to see how much money I can make.
EH: What would you say to inspire other kids to get involved in investing?
Ethan: If I had to give them a tip on what to invest in, I think I'd say to stick with safe stocks, and I'd give them tips on what stocks are safe.