High School Investment Competition

High School Investment Competition

The High School Investment Competition brings real-world investment tactics into the classroom.  Ithaca College School of Business invites high school teams in the northeast to compete in the 2nd Annual Investment Competition where students will learn basic principles in the stock market, various sectors, and fundamentals of real-time trading, and the opportunity to win great prizes!

How It Works

Teams composed of 3-6 student members ranging from 10th to 12th grades will receive $500,000 in virtual US dollars will build a portfolio that consists of five to twenty stocks. After their initial investment, teams will have a series of four check-points where they can reallocate their funds.  Portfolios will be scored and posted each week. Early in the competition, teams and their faculty advisors will be invited to the School of Business for a live portfolio performance ranking, tour of facility, including the Trading Room, and opportunity to meet with finance faculty members, students, and Core Trading Consultant members.  At the conclusion of the competition, awards will be given out to the top three earning portfolios.  See complete competition guidelines here

2014-2015 Competition Timeline

September 1, 2014 - Registration Opens

September 24, 2014 - Registration Deadline

October 3, 2014 - Submission of initial $500,00 virtual investment due by 3 p.m. 

November 1, 2014 - Open House (Meet finance faculty, current finance students, tour School of Business and Trading Room)

November 7, 2014 - Check-point / Reallocations

December 5, 2014 - Check-point / Reallocations

January 9, 2015 - Check-point / Reallocations

February 6, 2015 - Final Check-point / Reallocations

March 6, 2015 - Competition ends and Terminal Value of Portfolio Calculated

March 9, 2015 - Final Standings Posted

March/April, 2015 - Award Presentations (Exact Date TBD)

Prizes

Best Portfolio Price Appreciation:

First Place:  $5,000 Total ($2,500 for team / $2,500 for High School)

Second Place:  $3,000 Total ($1,500 for team / $1,500 for High School)

Third Place:  $2,000 Total ($1,000 for team / $1,000 for High School)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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