Global Stock Pitch Competition

YIS’ annual flagship event is the Global Stock Pitch Competition. This competition is the culmination of investment skills gained during the year and provides High School students hands-on mentoring in financial analysis. Students (either individually or in teams of two) create a “best stock idea” and analyze a publicly-traded company–sometimes meeting with company management. Each student/team writes a report on their chosen company with a “Buy” or “Sell” recommendation and then presents and defends their analysis in a written report and brief to a panel of University Professors and Industry Professionals.

How it Works (Updated for 2020) 

YIS has created a contingency plan for the 2019-2020 School Year. This plan takes into consideration guidelines set by the World Health Organization, CDC, and Department of Health & Human Services. Our plan is as follows for the YIS State Stock Pitch Competitions & Global Stock Pitch Competition.

All of our events will be held virtually using our Zoom Video platform and submitted YouTube videos of student’s presentations. State events will be conducted via Zoom Video (10 or fewer students) or via Youtube Video entries (11 or more students).  State winners will be selected and will compete regionally in online events for the East Coast, Midwest, West Coast, & Asia.

Regional winners will be invited to participate in the Global Stock Pitch Competition (Zoom Video) event where students will be awarded 1st-3rd place prizes. We hope to minimize the disruption in student’s lives by giving them a chance to still participate in our stock pitch events online.

How to Sign Up

  1. Log into the MyYIS Portal (sign-up for the portal if you haven’t yet).
  2. Click on the calendar on the top of the page.
  3. Search for the competition in your state and click on participate.
  4. Each team member must register individually.
  5. Be sure to open the event to see any special instructions.
  6. The sign-up window closes for all competitions on March 31, 2020.

Important Dates

Deadline to register for State Stock Pitch Competitions: March 9, 2020 (to ensure proper t-shirt size) 

Deadline to submit Stock Pitch Report & Presentation Report: Midnight (PST) on April 6, 2020

State Competitions: April 1-April 30th

Regional Stock Pitch Competitions: Midwest: May 6th, West Coast: May 7th, East Coast: May 14th (Zoom Video) 

Global Stock Pitch Competition: May 21, 2020 (Zoom Video) 

How to Get Help

This section of the website is full of helpful things designed to give you an edge.  There are videos, templates, report submission guidelines, and more to help create a winning report and presentation.  Be sure to explore the website and our YouTube channel for previous winning stock pitches and help with your stock pitch report.

Previous Winner’s Presentations: 

2017 Winner:
2018 Winner:
2019 Winner:

Useful Stock Pitch Videos

Choosing a Stock:

Applying the P/E Ratio:

Predicting the Future Activity: