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Q: What is the Global Investor Challenge?

A: The Global Investor Challenge is a simulated investment competition for high school and college/university students across the world. Competitors are given a virtual fund of $100,000 and one month to generate as much profit as possible. Along the way, they will receive the guidance of guest speakers during our events. Finally, the best investors will win valuable prizes and awards!

Q: Who is eligible for the Global Investor Challenge?

A: Any student that is a high school or college/university student (or the regional equivalent) in any part of the world is eligible to compete. If you are not eligible and would still like to get involved, feel free to contact us.

Q: What is the timeline for the competition?

A: The competition will be taking place from July 1st, 2021 to July 31st, 2021. We will be hosting events and seminars where you will be able to interact with guest speakers and organizers throughout the competition. While we strongly recommend that you register by June 30th (so that you can enjoy our opening ceremonies and so that we can help you with ample time to spare if you encounter technical difficulties), there is technically no registration deadline.

Q: Will I be trading with real money?

A: No, and that’s the best part! You’ll be given a virtual $100,000 and be given the challenge of generating as much in returns as you possibly can, but if you don’t do well, you won’t be liable. For this reason, you’re free to trade as you wish, without fear of losing a single penny.

Q: Can I compete as a team?

A: No, you will be registering and competing individually.

Q: Will there be awards?

A: Yes, there will be awards! All competitors are eligible to win awards such as 1st Place Trader Award, 2nd Place Trader Award, 3rd Place Trader Award, Most Active Trader Award, Most Profitable Trader Award, Most Consistent Trader Award, Contemplative Trader Award, Long Term Investor Award, Global Macro Trader Award, Jesse Livermore Award, Ben Graham Award, ESG Investor Award, and many more. A number of these awards will also win you prize money. All competitors will receive certificates of participation.

Q: What happens if I don’t register by June 30th?

A: We strongly encourage you to register by June 30th so that we can help you with any technical difficulties that arise with registration, so that you can enjoy our opening ceremony, and so that you have the maximum amount of time to trade (and thus the highest chance to win an award). While we wish for all registrants to be registered by June 30th, you will still be eligible to compete and win awards regardless.

Q: What stocks can I trade?

A: Further details will be provided, but as of now, you will be permitted to freely trade all American equities and ETFs.

Q: I’m having issues with registering, logging in, or with the trading platform; what can be done?

A: We’re happy to help with these sorts of issues! We encourage you to reach out as soon as possible by emailing globalinvestorchallenge@gmail.com or DMing @globalinvestorchallenge on Instagram.

Q: What will it cost me to register?

A: In an effort to make the competition as accessible as possible, we are making the competition completely and totally free! That being said, we encourage you to donate to our partner organization. The competitor that contributes the most to this charity will win the ESG Investor Award. While this donation is strongly encouraged, it is not mandatory by any means.

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