Global Stock Pitch Competition

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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 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 (Stock Pitch Registration opens February 15, 2021)

  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, 2021.

Important Dates

Deadline to register for State Stock Pitch Competitions: March 8, 2021 (to ensure proper t-shirt size) 

Deadline to submit Stock Pitch Report & Presentation Report: Midnight (PST) on April 5, 2021

State Competitions: March 29th-April 30, 2021

Regional Stock Pitch Competitions: Midwest: May 6th, East Coast: May 13th, West Coast: May 20th  Asia: May 21st (Zoom Video) 

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 dates will be announced)

Previous Winner’s Presentations: 

2017 Winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFLj8fK8zLI&t=4s
2018 Winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj1fpv5i0YI
2019 Winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEx9NZVK35I

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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