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Giving high school students the opportunity to experience the thrills of trading on the stock market

Registration is now closed!

Program elements available: Beginning of April 2021

Competition runs: April 26th - June 4th 2021 (trial runs April 19th - 23rd)

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How ISP works

JA Canada’s Investment Strategies Program (ISP) is a unique opportunity for students in Grades 8 to 12 to experience the real-world ups and downs of trading on the stock market. Competing against others across Canada, participants explore the different ways in which people save and invest for their future.

The program includes interactive teacher-led lessons that focus on key investment principles. These lessons culminate in an online stock market competition beginning on October 26th, called Invest JA, where students manage their own simulated stock portfolio. This 6-week simulation uses live data from North American stock markets to teach students how to apply key investing principles in a real-world situation.

With hundreds of teams from Central Ontario and hundreds more from across the country, this is a Canada-wide competition like no other.

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Students will:
  • Understand the pros and cons of different investments
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various securities
  • Test their knowledge by competing against other teams from across Canada in an online stock market simulation
Find out more about the program
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Spring competition dates 

Trial competition simulation: April 19th - April 23rd 2021

ISP competition: April 26th - June 4th 2021

Registration deadline: March 22nd 2021



A note on our sponsor

As an independent and diversified global asset management firm, AGF brings a disciplined approach to delivering excellence in investment management and to providing an exceptional client experience.

Being an independent firm has allowed AGF to make strategic acquisitions that improve client service experience and enable us to offer new and innovative products, while enhancing research capabilities.

AGF's suite of diverse investment solutions extends globally to a wide range of clients, from individual investors and financial advisors to institutions, including pension plans, corporate plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations.