Stock and ETF List
2023-2024 Approved Stock & ETF List
The Wharton Global Youth Program considers the Approved Stock & Exchanged-Traded Fund (ETF) List to be an essential tool for making the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition accessible to all levels of learners. One of the biggest challenges for new investors is knowing how and where to begin. Rather than sending you out into the overwhelming universe of some 41,000 listed companies worldwide, we limit your choices with an ample sampling of large, mid and small-cap stocks from a variety of exchanges, sectors and industries. We limit your ETF options to a select group of diverse funds. This gives you plenty to work with as you consider your 10 weeks of strategy and analysis, without the often-paralyzing prospect of too much to consider in too little time. The Approved Stock & ETF List and accompanying rules are also structured to support diversification (at least with stocks), to underscore the importance of managing risk and smoothing out the volatility of investment returns.
We want your feedback. Our list of approved stocks is a work in progress. Each year we review and revise the list, and at the same time we recognize that additional stocks might add value to your competition experience. Would you like to see a particular stock on the Approved Stock List? Let us know by filling out the below form by August 1, 2023. We will review your recommendations and do our best to add some of your requests to the list for this year’s competition!