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Global Investment Challenge 1 Participant Experiences: Jayson Sone

Global Investment Challenge 1 Participant Experiences: Jayson Sone

About the GIC

Explorer Hop's Global Investment Competition (GIC) is a virtual investment opportunity for youth ages 11-17. The competition is open to 500 participants from anywhere in the world. All experience levels are welcome as competitors learn how to trade stocks and build their own portfolio. And for those who are looking to compete, there are more than $100 in prizes to be won! The portfolio with the highest amount at the end of the competition is the first place winner. All participants will however receive a certificate at the end of the competition to acknowledge their learning achievement. 

The next competition runs from September 26th-November 4th. Therefore the portfolio with the highest amount on November 4th, 2022 at 4:30 PM EST will be the winner of the first place prize. Second and third place, as well as the top earner in each age category, will subsequently win smaller prizes.

If you feel that you're on the lesser experienced side and want to prepare first, you have time before the next competition. If you would like to learn how to manage your money and invest we suggest enrolling for the following instructor-led online classes: Camp Millionaire Level 1Personal Finance. If you are looking for self-learning options, check out Learn to Trade and Mutual Funds.

Young Investor Jayson Sone on His Experience

The Explorer Hop team interviewed Global Investment Challenge participants on their experiences, to help prepare future students, and offer them insight into what it's like to compete.

Young Investor: Jayson Sone

This incredible young man has taken to finance like a fish to water! He joined us in Camp Millionaire Level 1 and we were so impressed by his ability to process information and apply it. As one of the youngest competitors in our Global Investment Challenge, he has been studying the markets and really taking time to make some very strategic investments. 

EH: How did you hear about the Investment Competition?

Jayson: I heard about the Global Investment Challenge when I was at Camp Millionaire. When I heard about it I was very excited to have the opportunity to participate in the challenge!

EH: Tell us about yourself!

Jayson: Some of my hobbies are hockey, solving Rubik's cubes, Coding and Minecraft. 

EH: How much investing experience do you have?

Jayson: I have some experience investing because I have done Level 1 Camp Millionaire, but because of this investment challenge I am getting more confident at investing. 

EH: What are you hoping to learn from participating in the competition?

Jayson: I am hoping to get experience in investing almost every day and I am learning how to invest better than before. Even though the Global Investment Competition is to make the most amount of money within a short span of time, this experience has also taught me how to invest over a long period of time.

EH: What would you say to inspire other kids to learn about investing?

Jayson: For me investing was and is a fun way of learning new things about companies and it was a way for me to connect and get closer to my family. It is also a great skill to have as you grow up because you will already know the basics. Taking classes and participating in the challenge are fun ways to learn about investing.

During every competition, we post weekly rankings on our social media accounts. Please follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter to get the updates.

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