Investment Competitions

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

— Benjamin Franklin

The Wharton Global High School Investment Competition is a free, English-based, global, online investment simulation for high school students (9th to 12th grade) and teachers. Together, they learn about teamwork, communication, risk, diversification, company analysis, industry analysis and investing.

Teams examine a brief client profile and are tasked with working collaboratively to meet that client’s short- and long-term investment goals as they try to win his or her business. Equipped with an approved stock list (a selection of domestic and international equities) and the Wharton Investment Simulator (WInS), which allows them to buy and sell stocks, over the course of 10 weeks students develop an investment strategy, analyze industries and companies, and build a portfolio using $100,000 in virtual cash.

2020-2021 Investment Competition


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What Sets the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition Apart?
Winners are selected on the strength and articulation of their team strategies, not on the growth of their portfolios, which is a key differentiator between this investment challenge and others.

Deliverables and Judging
Student competitors are required to submit two deliverables: A brief mid-term team review and a more comprehensive final investment policy.

Final investment policies are reviewed by a team of judges, who select a group of top teams. Top teams are invited to present their strategies to a panel of expert judges at the Regional Finals. The top teams from the Regional Finals move on to the Global Finale in May.

Classroom Resources
The Wharton Global Youth Program is developing a free, comprehensive curriculum for the investment competition, including lesson plans, articles, glossary terms, and learning outcomes, to support teaching competition basics, investing concepts and strategies throughout the simulation and related activities.