ifs Student Investor Challenge 2013/14
The game is afoot and trading is brisk! Has your team started trading yet?
The ifs Student Investor Challenge is the UK's premier investment competition with over 100,000 students from 2,500 schools benefiting from the experience in previous years. There are a whole host of prizes available, including a trip to New York!
Have you got the skill to invest £100,000 in a winning portfolio?
The competition involves teams investing £100,000 of virtual money in the stock market. Students will need to keep portfolios healthy by reading and forecasting market information provided online to identify shares and make judgements of when to buy and sell in order to make a profit. More information can be found in the teacher and student guides here.
Resources for teachers
The competition is straightforward, not time-consuming and can be completed entirely outside of lesson times. We have provided some student guides and teacher's notes to get you started here. You can also request materials to help promote the challenge at your school.
When can I play?
Trading runs from 4 November 2013 to 31 January 2014 after which the top teams go head-to-head in the live regional finals.
We would be happy to send along a member of the team to your school to demonstrate how the challenge and investing works, allowing the perfect opportunity to have your questions about the competition process and share trading answered.
Just fill in this form and we'll contact you to arrange a suitable date and time.
"The ifs Student Investor Challenge has been a marvellous experience for the RGS Guildford. The share trading competition allowed the boys to learn a great deal about how the stock market works, as well as being great fun. The team were rewarded for their professionalism, learning more from their stock picking disasters than from their successes."
For more teacher testimonials visit ifs University College.