Student Investor Challenge 2017/18

The game is afoot and trading is brisk! Has your team started trading yet?

It's the UK's premier investment competition with over 400,000 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!

Want to know more? Watch our video guides.


Have you started trading yet?

All teams need to make their first trade on or before 12.30pm on 29 December – after this time you will not be able to join this year's competition. There's still plenty of time to win a place in the semi-finals, so why not start trading today?

Do you have the skills to make a winning portfolio?

The competition involves teams investing virtual money on the London Stock Exchange. You will need to keep your portfolios healthy by following the ups and downs of the market, judging when to buy and sell in order to make a profit. Find out more about the challenge.

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 notes to get you started.

New this year

Are you ready for an extra challenge?

Once you've registered your team for the main challenge, why not test your individual investment skills with Amplify's ReTrader app? Experience the highs and lows of being on the trading floor and trade in some of the most important market events of our time. Great prizes up for grabs.

Remember you can only access this app if you are part of a team in the main challenge!

Find out more about our exciting new game

When does the challenge run?

This year's challenge is already up and running. Trading in the first phase started on 23 October 2017 and will run until 26 January 2018 after which the top 500 teams will compete against each other in an online challenge for a place in the national final.


"It was exciting, educational and the most important thing – it totally changed my mind for the future – now I want to be an investor!"

Harry, Glenthorne High School, aged 14