The KWHS Investment Competition

The KWHS Investment Competition

The KWHS Investment Competition, operated out of The Wharton School, is a free investment competition for high school students and educators around the world. Each team is responsible for managing a portfolio of $100,000 in virtual cash using Wharton’s OTIS online trading system, and developing an investment strategy.  Winners of the South Asia & Middle East regional finale are invited to compete against teams in the Global Regions finale, held in Philadelphia.

Read more on the 2017 KWHS South Asia & Middle East Investment Competition finale, held in New Delhi, India, on February 11:

http://kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu/news/one-herd-street-tops-defending-champs-rainmakers-first-place-kwhs-regional-investment-competition/.

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