Leverage Scholar

The DSE Scholar Investment Challenge is a yearly edutainment campaign targeting Tanzanian youth in higher learning institutions. It is an online simulation of live trading at the DSE, where each participating group/individual is given a virtual startup capital to invest using the DSE real time information for a period of 3 months. The main objective of this campaign is to educate and encourage the youth to develop a culture of saving and investment by demonstrating in practical way why and how to buy and sell securities on DSE. For a period of 3 months, participants were given access to the DSE real time information and a virtual startup capital of TZS 1 million to invest in securities listed on the DSE.

 Investment Challenge Rules

The DSE Scholar Investment Challenge  is an edutainment initiative targeting Tanzanian youth in higher learning institutions. The challenge is an online simulation of live trading at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE), where each participating group/individual is given a virtual start-up capital to invest using the DSE real time information for a period of 3 months. The winner is the team/individual considered by a panel of judges to have made the most sound investment decisions, the highest portfolio value and to have contributed in the discussion forum.

Targeting Scholars

The DSE scholar investment Challenge 2016 is open to any Tanzanian youth who is enrolled in any higher leaning Institution in the country. Participants are required to use their names (as they appear in their respective higher learning institution's records) and provide their registered mobile phone numbers, university/college name, course and the year of enrolment.

Objectives

Targeting and involving Tanzanian students in higher learning institutions, the main objectives of the challenge are to develop and encourage the culture of saving and investment, to enhance financial management and entrepreneurial skills, and to create/foster a sense of ownership, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving among the youth. The challenge also aims at educating youth the prudent process of investment decision making and risk management and in the process, foster links with professional bodies and industry.

How to play

How to win

Overall Winners will be determined at the end of the 3 months competition period. The winning portfolios will be evaluated by an audit panel of judges drawn from the following:

Participants may use DSE website and social media pages to participate in discussion forums and briefly provide their investment objectives. Shortlisted top 10 performers will be invited for a live discussion forum to explain and discuss their investment objectives and strategies that guided their investment decisions. Judges will use the forum to test participants' teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking abilities/skills.

The following weighted average method will be used for tallying and identifying the winning portfolio:

Prizes

Rules and Disclaimers