We are offering readers the chance to win a £20,000 cash prize in our new Fantasy Share Picking Game, to celebrate This is Money’s 20th birthday.
The game is free to play and all you need to do is pick the best performing shares over 12 weeks to compete for the grand prize – while you can also set up private leagues to challenge friends, family and colleagues.
In addition to the jackpot, we will give away 12 weekly £500 prizes for the top-performing share pick each week. You can sign up now and the game starts on 1 July, 2019.
Play our Fantasy Share Picking Game for your chance to win the £20,000 jackpot and £500 weekly prizes
The Fantasy Share Picking Game is easy and fun to play and offers the chance to compete for both the jackpot and weekly prizes, play for glory against those you know, and learn more about investing in the stock market.
How to play the Fantasy Share Picking Game
How to win
Players pick shares to add to their holdings. They can hold them to the end of the game, or sell out early; you may want to do this to either bank gains, or cut your losses.
The percentage difference between the share price when you buy your pick and the price at the end of the game, or when you sell, is the gain or loss added to your performance.
If the share price goes up while you hold it, you make a gain. If the share price goes down while you hold it you make a loss.
The winner is the player with the greatest aggregate gains.
Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a stock market whizz?
If so, then our Fantasy Share Picking Game is definitely for you.
But what about if you don’t buy and sell shares, or keep an eye on the stock market regularly?
That doesn’t matter, the game is simple to play and you have every chance of beating those who reckon they know it all.
All you need to do is sign up to the game and then pick shares from companies listed on the UK’s main stock markets and your portfolio’s gains and losses will determine your performance.
You must pick six shares to be eligible to play in the main league – and as a helping hand we have signposted where to find the stock market data, business and investing articles, and share tips that can help you choose them.
- You can sign up to play the game now and enjoy a practice period
- The game officially starts on 1 July 2019
- The winner will have the best performance over 12 weeks to 20 September
- The best performing share pick each week will win a £500 prize
Our Fantasy Share Picking Game will allow you to play in the main prize league and challenge your friends in private leagues
Your chance to win
There are two types of prize up for grabs:
£20,000 grand prize
The winner of the grand prize will be the player with the best performance, whose share prices increase the most over 12 weeks.
But remember share prices can go up and down, so not only will you need to pick the stock market’s winners, but you will also want to avoid the losers.
You can sell out of shares that you have picked; either to bank your gains, or to cut your losses.
Performance is aggregated, which means if you buy and sell a share that increases by 10 per cent, another one that increases by 5 per cent, and another one that decreases by 2 per cent, then you would have an aggregated performance of 13 per cent (10% + 5% – 2% = 13%).
£500 weekly prizes
We will give away a £500 cash prize for the best share pick each week.
To win a weekly prize you need to pick a share that increases in price the most between the close of market trading on one Friday and the next.
Players will be entered for the weekly prize automatically in any week that they pick a new share for their main prize league portfolio.
It doesn’t matter whether you think you are a whizz in the financial markets or have never invested in shares before, the game is easy to play and you have every chance of winning
Play against others
Don’t forget you can also set up private leagues to pit your skills against friends, family and colleagues. Find out how to invite them by signing up to the game
Celebrating 20 years of This is Money
This is Money celebrates its 20th year in 2019
We are offering readers the chance to play our Fantasy Share Picking Game to celebrate 20 years of This is Money, the award-winning financial website and Money section of MailOnline.
This is Money was set up in 1999 to deliver easy-to-understand financial news that is informative, engaging and entertaining – and to help readers save and make money.
We have seen readers through the dot com bubble, the housing boom, the financial crisis, the super-low interest rate decade, Brexit and much more.
This is Money tells people the financial news they need to know, what it means for them, and what they can do about it.
Our reporters hold banks, financial firms and businesses to account, fight for your rights, and have won back hundreds of thousands of pounds for readers.
Over two decades we like to think that we have helped make our millions of readers’ lives richer. Play our Fantasy Share Picking Game and if you the £20,000 jackpot – or even a £500 weekly prize – then we will have made you wealthier too.