Global Youth Investment Summit

(Formerly Global Stock Pitch Competition)

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YIS’ annual flagship event is the Global Youth Investment Summit (Formerly 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 industry professionals.

How it Works (Updated for 2023-2024) 

All State/Territory events will be judged via YouTube video submission of the student’s presentation. State/Territory events will be listed on the MYYIS Calendar. If a States/Territory is not listed students can register for the U.S. OPEN Stock Pitch Competition. Students that do not register for the correct event will be placed in the event for their state. YIS reserves the right to place students in the events that it deems appropriate.

State/Territory winners will be invited to participate in person at the Global Youth Investment Summit (a 2-day event) filled with workshops, speakers, finance games, case study competition and so much more!

How to Sign Up (Stock Pitch Registration opens February 26, 2024)

  1. Log into the MYYIS Portal (sign-up for the portal if you haven’t yet).
  2. Click on the calendar at the top of the page.
  3. Search for the competition in your state/territory and click on participate.
  4. Each team member must register individually. Cost is $25.00 per person for U.S events.
  5. Be sure to open the event to see any special instructions.
  6. The sign-up window closes for all competitions on April 3, 2024.

Important Dates

Deadline to register for State Stock Pitch Competitions: April 3, 2024

Deadline to submit Stock Pitch Report, Slide Presentation & YouTube Video Link: April 3, 2024 to stockpitch2024@yis.org

Winners of the state/territory events will be invited to the Global Youth Investment Summit in New York City in May 2024. (More details coming soon)

Students will need to be present to participate in the Global Youth Investment Summit. No Zoom video or YouTube video submissions will be accepted.

Students/Parents will need to make travel, hotel, and transportation arrangements for the team(s).

YIS Global Youth Investment Summit

The YIS Global Youth Investment Summit will be held on Roosevelt Island in NYC on May 30-31, 2024.

The Summit will include:
200 students invited to attend
Global Stock Pitch Competition: 96 teams will be invited to compete, based on performance in state/territory events, and will include semi-finals and final rounds.
Case Study Competition
Personal Finance Competition
Workshops hosted by industry professionals
Networking opportunities

This event will be packed with meaningful experiences, competitions, and time to network and learn from top investing professionals. Students who hope to attend should start planning now and consider fundraising with their clubs to help make the trip possible. We can’t wait to see you there!

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 Videos

2020 Winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D175EYIIXsk&ab_channel=YISORG
2021 Winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WW5cu2XDdQ&ab_channel=YISORG

Previous Winner’s Stock Pitch Reports

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1iIsbYjOawzcPywAuDsR_fO6cYWcVpdql

Previous Winner’s Stock Pitch Presentations:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1Ka-fcBOh2CgSNOfP4WgkEPB14jMtA_JV

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

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