Students & Graduates

ETF Global Portfolio Challenge

“Worldwide platform dedicated to educating the next generations of investors and investment professionals” 

The ETF Global Portfolio Challenge is a web-based simulated investment challenge designed to serve as a fun and educational tool intended to help educate students about investing in Exchange-Traded-Products. Through this website, investors will construct a portfolio utilizing between four and ten ETPs using a virtual endorsement of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). Players will attempt to pick the top-performing portfolios of ETFs. Each participant will compete on the investment performance of their respective virtual portfolio.

The ETF Global Portfolio Challenge takes place semi-annually. The top 5 winners from each contest will be recognized in a variety of ways including on our site at, on this site, and in-person at the leading ETF industry conference, The ETP Forum held in New York City by The Expert Series. Since its inception in the Fall 2015, the ETF Global Portfolio Challenge has drawn thousands of students from six continents and 400 schools.

Remember to register for your Free Trial at using the Promotional Code ETFGPCS2018 and you will receive a complimentary subscription until your intended graduation date.


Participation is free

And there is no purchase necessary at any point.



Click Register Now or Get Started and it will take you to our Game partner Stockfuse

Construct Your Portfolio

A fantasy portfolio of between 4-10 ETFs


Submit Your Portfolio

Attach list, weightings and a PDF of an ETFG Portfolio Tearsheet



Use Facebook, Twitter and Linkedln to share your portfolio with friends and family




Friday, December 13, 2019: Enrollment period begins
Friday, February 14, 2020: Last date for Enrollment
Friday, February 17, 2020: Performance period begins
Friday, February 21, 2020: 1st Rebalance/Reselection Date

Weekly Portfolio Rebalancing
Opportunities to rebalance every week by Friday at 4:00 ET

Friday, May 1, 2020: Final Rebalance/Reselection Date
Friday, May 8, 2020: Performance period concludes
Monday, May 11, 2020: Contest Winners Announced

Contest Prizes!

  • All students who place in the top 25 will receive two complementary tickets for themselves and guest at the ETP Forum in New York City
  • Winners recognized on stage at the ETP Forum in NYC ( Biographies featured in meeting material. Networking Opportunities with 500-600 Financial Professionals
  • Winners eligible for Micro-Internships in Financial Services
  • Winners and schools featured on this website and all related contest websites
  • Recognition via ETF Global Perspectives
  • Winners and Schools featured via social media and on ETF Global
    • Monthly Leaderboards
    • Schools that have 100+ student registrants are eligible for the ETF University
    • Bracket Challenge – with additional prize incentives!


We are excited to announce that, through our partnership with Wiley, all ETFG Portfolio Challenge participants are entitled to free CFA Level 1 prep materials! Many of our past participants have obtained or gone on to pursue CFA charters, so this is a perfect opportunity to gain a head start with Wiley’s best-in-class educational materials.

Through Wiley’s Efficient Learning platform, you will gain a background understanding of market dynamics, technical analysis, portfolio construction, and indexing from the following three learning modules.

CFA Lvl 1 – Reading #13 Technical Analysis
CFA Lvl 1 – Reading #39 Portfolio Management, an Overview
CFA Lvl 1 – Reading #45 Security Market Indices

Please use the following link to learn more and take advantage of this opportunity!


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