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A virtual investment opportunity for youth ages 11-17



Open to youth

This competition is open to youth ages 11-18

Play Globally

Welcome to contestants from all over the world

Invest in Global Equity

Invest in any stock market you want.  

Win $2,000

More than $2,000 of prizes to be awarded

Meet our top 3 young investors from our previous competition:

  • Get more info
  • How does the competition work?
  • Access the Competition
  • The Prize

How do I enter?

To register for the competition, click the button above. ⬆️

How many participants are in the challenge?

Global Investment Challenge 2 is open to 500 participants from anywhere in the world.

Do I need investing experience?

No - the challenge is designed to give everyone - those with trading experience and those without a chance to manage their own investment portfolio, learn, get confidence and win!

Is there a minimum age?

The minimum age to enter the competition is 11. We are open to everyone from ages 11 to 17.

Do I need experience trading stocks?

No - the whole point of a virtual investment challenge is to learn how to trade stocks and get a simulated experience before you launch your own portfolio. If you are already trading, you are also welcome to enter the challenge.

Will there be classes in the competition on how to trade?

The competition is simply a investment challenge. 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, check out Learn to Trade and Mutual Funds.  

What is the prize?

The winner - person with the highest portfolio value on July 16, 2021 will win the $500 Amazon gift card.

How do I enter the competition?

It's really simple! Just click the button above and go through check out. ⬆️

Can we enter as a group?

Currently we are only accepting single entrants, however this is a great time for all members of your group to join and hone your skill trading.  

How do I get login information?

In your order confirmation, you will get a link to the registration form to complete. We must receive this form before we can activate your trading account. Your login will consist of a trading pin and a password that we give you. This is the only way to access your portfolio and needs to be kept secured. On June 7, you will receive an email with the link to the competition and will be able to start investing in your virtual portfolio.  

How does the competition work?

This is a virtual investment challenge. This means no real cash is being invested. In your virtual portfolio you will get $30,000 to invest. You can invest as much as you want in Stocks, Mutual Funds and Fixed Income. At the end of the competition, the portfolio with the highest amount is the winner.

What can I trade in?

You can trade in Stocks, Mutual Funds, Fixed Income in any Global Market. For Mutual Funds, you are required to know the Mutual Fund Ticker symbol to purchase them. For Fixed Income, you will have a choice of 1 year GICs.

I don't know anything about investing, where can I get more information?

We would strongly suggest getting Learn To Trade - Comprehensive Guide to work with along with the challenge.

Is there a limit on the number of trades I can do?

There is no limit on the number of trades, however, there is a minimum requirement of 1 trade a week to stay in the competition. A trade can be either buying, or selling a security or placing a limit trade.  

What system do you use to trade?

We have our own proprietary trading platform that is used to teach students in our investment program. This is the system that the competition will be run on.

How will the winner be determined?

The portfolio with the highest amount on July 16, 2021 at 4.30 PM EST will be the winner and get the prize.

What will I get a certificate?

All participants will get a certificate at the end of the competition. This certificate will be delivered digitally via email at the end of the challenge.  

How can I check my rankings?

You can check your own rankings in your account, in addition we will be posting weekly rankings on our social media accounts. @explorerhop Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to get the updates.

How do I get the Trading PIN?

Once you register, you will receive a participant information form. Upon receipt of this form, we will send you your trading PIN. Please keep this PIN safely as you will need it to enter the challenge. If you forget your PIN please email us at hello@explorerhop.com and we will resend it within 1 business day. Those who have completed registration before May 31, 2021 will receive the PIN on June 4. All other participants will receive it before Jun 7.

How do I get the link to the trading platform?

This will be sent to all participants before 9.30am on June 7 - the day the competition starts. Check your emails to make sure it does not go to SPAM.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Yes! Here is some more information for you to look through.

How is the winner determined?

The portfolio with the greatest value at the end is the winner and gets the Grand Prize of a $500 Amazon gift card.

What happens if there is a tie?

In the unlikely event that there is a tie, the prize money will be split between all the winners equally.

What is the Grand Prize?

The winner with the highest portfolio value at the end will win a Canadian $500 gift card for Amazon.ca (redeemable at any Amazon website)

How will I receive the gift?

The gift card will be sent via email to the winner. We are required to check the identity of the person receiving the gift card. This is to make sure you are not a bot.

What other prizes will be offered?

Competitors will be awarded the following prizes. Note: Competitors who receive Amazon Gift Card prizes will not be awarded the age category prize. This means, you can only get one prize.

  • Grand Prize Winner: $500 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $75 Amazon Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $55 Amazon Gift Card
  • 4th Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • 5th Place: $45 Amazon Gift Card
  • 6th Place: $40 Amazon Gift Card

The following competitors will be awarded Explorer Hop Gift Cards

Competitor Age 1st Place in that Age Group 2nd Place in that Age Group 3rd Place in that Age Group
Age 11 $40 $20 $15
Age 12 $40 $20 $15
Age 13 $40 $20 $15
Age 14 $40 $20 $15
Age 15 $40 $20 $15
Age 16 $40 $20 $15
Age 17 $40 $20 $15


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