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 Mylo Yamashita 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.
Mylo is a very talented young person from London, ON. She has completed Levels 1-4 of Camp Millionaire and is currently in Level 5. A savvy investor, she also helps her mum with her investments. In her free time, she is authoring a cookbook with heirloom recipes and hopes to have that published on Amazon soon.
EH: How did you hear about the Investment Competition?
Mylo: I heard about the challenge through Explorer Hop's Investor club.
EH: How much investing experience do you have?
Mylo: I took my first investment course with Hasina in spring 2020 and I have now completed Camp Millionaire Level 1-4.
EH: What are you hoping to learn from participating in the competition?
Mylo: I am hoping to get a little better at investing so I am ready to invest real money.
EH: What would you say to inspire other kids to learn about investing?
Mylo: I have found investing to be super interesting and once you figure out what everything is, it becomes super simple and fun.