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Equilibrium with students from The Queens School in Chester

Students from The Queen’s School in Chester are set to start trading on the stock market by taking part in our Fantasy investment league for the second consecutive year.

They will be aiming to buy low and sell high as they take part with an investment pot of £300 each to spend on stocks and shares. But can they beat last year’s winner Caitlin Lewis who managed to make an impressive 5.76 per cent profit?

The most successful trader at the end of the competition will receive an Apple Watch and an investment certificate.

We will be donating £250 to the school and The Equilibrium Foundation will also be matching the profit amount made by all students cumulatively to donate the full amount to the school’s chosen charity.

Paul Farrugia, Chartered Financial Planner at Equilibrium said:

It’s fantastic to have The Queen’s School taking part in the competition for the second consecutive year – giving a whole new group of keen investors the chance to understand the workings of the stock market.

“By encouraging students to take part in the competition we are hopeful they’ll also take more of an interest in the economy more widely. In the wake of Brexit it is a very hot topic.’

Brendan Durkan, Head of Economics and Business at The Queen’s School, said:

We’re delighted to be taking part in the Equilibrium Fantasy Investment League once again – the girls really engaged with the competition last year and they all managed to make a positive return on their investments despite market volatility.

“It was great to see students keeping up with the latest news and looking out for the latest tips last year to give themselves the best chance of making those winning trades and coming out on top. It’s a great way for them to gain an insight into how business works in the real world and spark a real interest in business and economics amongst our students.