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Student Investor Challenge 2019/20

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!

About the prizes Video guides

Have you started trading yet?
All teams need to make their first trade on or before 12.30pm on 31 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.
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.
When does the challenge run?
This year's challenge is already up and running. Trading in the first phase started on 14 October 2019 and will run until 24 January 2020 after which the top 500 teams will compete against each other in an online challenge for a place in the national final.
Teacher's resources
The competition is straightforward, not time-consuming and can be completed entirely outside of lesson times. We have provided a teacher guide to get you started.
Free subscription to the Financial Times
The Financial Times is offering free subscriptions to schools teaching 16-19 year old students. To gain free access to for students and teachers at your school, simply follow the link below.