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Global Investment Challenge 5

Jan 22 - Mar 1, 2024

A virtual investment competition for youth ages 11-17

Global Investment Challenge 4

Jan 23 - Mar 6, 2023

A virtual investment competition for youth ages 11-17

What is the Global Investment Challenge?

The Global Investment Challenge is an amazing opportunity for kids ages 11-17 to get hands-on experience in the world of trading and investing.

How does the challenge work?

In this virtual investment challenge, 500 individual participants (aged 11-17) from around the world receive a virtual portfolio of $30,000 from which they can invest as much as they want.

They can invest in stocks, mutual funds, foreign exchange, cryptocurrency, and fixed income from around the world. 

The portfolio with the highest amount on March 6 2023, at 4:30 PM EST will be the winner and receive the prize

Do I need to know anything about investing?

Absolutely not!

The competition is designed for kids who have no prior experience in trading and to help them get not only a better understanding but also a deeper appreciation of how the financial markets work.

Our contestants come from all over the world and have varying levels of financial knowledge so it's a great way to make new friends and learn life skills like investing.

The Prize

There are many prizes available to be won in this competition. All prizes will be awarded digitally via email to the winners after we complete a required identity check on the recipient. In the unlikely event of a tie, the prize money will be divided equally between all winners.

All participants will also be awarded an official certificate for taking part in the competition. The top three prizes are:

Grand Prize Winner: $100 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Place: $75 Explorer Hop Gift Card

3rd Place: $65 Explorer Hop Gift Card

Open to youth

This competition is open to youth ages 11-17

Play Globally

Welcome to contestants from all over the world

Invest in Global Equity

Invest in any stock market of your choice

Win $100

More than $100 of prizes to be awarded

Meet our 2023 Winners

Past Winners


Is there an entry fee?

Yes, the entry fee to participate is $35 CAD.

How do I place my trades?

Login information will be provided to participants after they submit a registration form (a link to this form will be sent following the purchase of a spot in the competition). Upon completion of that form, participants will be sent more information regarding login and facilitation of the challenge. For this competition, participants will be using Explorer Hop’s proprietary trading platform, which is what we use to teach students enrolled in our investment programs.

Participants can check their rankings through an account created for the competition

Weekly rankings will also be posted on Explorer Hop’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@explorerhop); Please follow for updates

Where can I get more information about investing?

If you would like to learn how to manage your money and invest we would suggest enrolling for the following instructor-led online classes: Camp Millionaire Level 1,  Personal Finance. If you are looking for self-learning options we strongly suggest purchasing Learn To Trade - Comprehensive Guide and Mutual Funds.  

How are the prizes divded for each category?

Please note that competitors can only get one prize and the overall top three finishers in the challenge will not be awarded an age category prize.

Now for the age category prizes awarded in our Global Investment Challenge.

The top three finishers in each age category (Age 11, Age 12, Age 13 and so forth, up to Age 17) will receive Explorer Hop Gift Cards for their success.

First Place Finishers in Each Age Category: $40 Explorer Hop Gift Card

Second Place Finishers in Each Age Category: $20 Explorer Hop Gift Card

Third Place Finishers in Each Age Category: $15 Explorer Hop Gift Card

Code of Conduct

Explorer Hop stands for inclusivity and believes that every participant has the right to take part in a safe environment. There is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, economic status, veteran status, disability, or age.

Any discrimination or harassment from any participant will not be tolerated. This includes and is not limited to offensive comments, written or verbal, directed at age, sexual orientation, gender, physical appearance, gender, race/ethnicity, religion and/or social & economic status. Inappropriate physical contact, deliberate intimidation and other acts which make others feel uncomfortable count as harassment. Participants asked to stop any impermissible behavior must comply immediately.

Explorer Hop may take any action it deems necessary, including warning the individual or expulsion from the event with no eligibility for a refund of any kind.

If you are being harassed or notice someone being harassed, please contact Explorer Hop immediately at

We value your participation in our event!

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