Student Investor Challenge 2016/17

The Student Investor Challenge is back once again and better than ever. Register now to play »

The Student Investor Challenge is 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.

 

Do you have the skills to make a winning portfolio?

The competition involves teams investing virtual money on the London Stock Exchange. Students will need to keep their 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.

Start practice trading today

The challenge hasn't started yet, but in the meantime you can log on and practice so you are a master of share trading when the competition opens on 17 October 2016!

When does the challenge run?

Trading in the first phase of the challenge begins on 17 October 2016 and will run until 27 January 2017. After this, the top teams will compete against each other in an online semi-final from 20 February to 17 March 2017 for a place in the national final. Until then, practice trading is open until 14 October 2016.

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.

 

"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