The JSE Investment Challenge is a game that aims to teach South African learners and students about investing on the JSE and the larger role that such investment plays in the country’s economy.The Challenge helps those participating learn about the fundamentals of investment strategy and encourages them to research and strategise issues surrounding the trading of JSE-listed shares.

Participants test their share trading skills through an ongoing annual simulated “ghost trading” programme.Each team is given an imaginary sum of R1 000 000 to invest in JSE-listed shares. Their performance is tracked and measured in a competition against other teams taking part in the Challenge. The top performers win fantastic prizes.The Challenge has been creating interest in the dynamic environment of the stock market for more than 42 years.

Cassey from Student Life attended the JSE Investment Challenge 2015 Awards, and here is what she had to say.