ifs Student Investor Challenge 2014/15
The ifs Student Investor Challenge is back once again! Register now to play!
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!
Do you have the skills to invest £100,000 to make 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. Find out more about the challenge.
The challenge hasn't started yet, but in the meantime you can log on and practice trading so you are a master of share trading when the competition opens on 13 October 2014!
When can I play?
Trading in the challenge begins on 13 October 2014 and will run until 30 January 2015 after which the top teams will compete against each other in an online challenge for a place in the national final. Until then, practice trading is open until 10 October 2014.
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. You can also request materials to help promote the challenge at your school.
"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."