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 2020-2021)
YIS has created a contingency plan for the 2020-2021 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/Territory 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 Regions 1 &2, West Coast, Asia, Europe & International Open.
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 (Stock Pitch Registration opens February 15, 2021)
- Log into the MyYIS Portal (sign-up for the portal if you haven’t yet).
- Click on the calendar on the top of the page.
- Search for the competition in your state/territory and click on participate.
- Each team member must register individually. (Teams of no more than 2 individuals)
- Be sure to open the event to see any special instructions.
- The sign-up window closes for all competitions on April 5, 2021.
Deadline to register for State Stock Pitch Competitions: April 5, 2021
Deadline to submit Stock Pitch Report, Slide Presentation & YouTube Video Link: Midnight (PST) on April 5, 2021
State/Territory Competitions: April 5th-April 30, 2021
Regional Stock Pitch Competitions on Zoom Video:
Midwest Region 1: May 5th
Midwest Region 2: May 6th
East Coast: May 13th
West Coast: May 20th
Asia: May 22nd
Global Stock Pitch Competition:
May 27, 2021 (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.
Stock Pitch Prep Night
YIS will host Stock Pitch Prep Nights on Zoom video where Regional Advisory Board Members and previous stock pitch judges will give advice on stock pitches, presentation tips, and answer any questions related to the event and scoring. (Meeting date will be announced)
Previous Winner’s Presentations:
Useful Stock Pitch Videos
Choosing a Stock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI2r0Zcc7dY
Applying the P/E Ratio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XzurqbgDUQ
Predicting the Future Activity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gefnA7UTfSo