Want your teen off on the right foot by learning stock market basics and more? Sign them up for the Young Investors Challenge where teens will be able to learn the art of finance in a fun and engaging way.
Young Investors Challenge ― a registered Canadian not-for-profit corporation has announced its free online investment competition, open to teens ages 13 to 19, in Canada and the United States. It launches on January 4, 2021.
Using an innovative web and mobile platform developed by three 18-year-old students, participants will have the opportunity to compete for $10,000 worth of cash and prizes risk-free.
Teenagers will have access to a virtual paper portfolio of $100,000 to invest in S&P 500® stocks and ETFs, including Apple (NASD: AAPL), Microsoft (NASD: MSFT), Facebook (NASD: FB), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B), and Tesla (NASD: TSLA).
Participants will compete in challenges focused on portfolio performance and strategy development and will be judged by industry professionals and leaders from prominent organizations in investment banking, wealth management and financial services.
"In this day and age, financial literacy has become crucial for the youth. Our organization focuses on promoting saving and investment practises amongst the younger generation. With the platform we have created for the Challenge, teens will be able to learn the art of finance in a fun and engaging way," said founders Charles Frédette, Philip Becker and Ryan Dollinger, CEGEP students from Marianopolis College and the Collégial Sainte-Anne.
For more information on the Young Investors Challenge, visit www.yichallenge.com.