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 Aman Nair 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: Tell us about yourself!
Aman: I'm from India, and I live in Dubai. I love sports, international affairs, politics, and economics.
EH: What strategies did you use in the global investment competition?
Aman: I usually analyze stock and see how well its doing, how old it is, and compare it to other stocks.
EH: How much investing experience do you have?
Aman: Basic knowledge, close to 0. But I knew the stocks and what I wanted to invest in.
EH: What do you hope to get out of the global investment challenge?
Aman: Knowledge, opportunity so that I can compete in challenges.
EH: What would you say to inspire other kids to get involved in investing?
Aman: It’s really simple, not as complicated as you think, and it’s something that you can take up any day/any time.