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Phillip Youth Stocks Challenge is an annual electronic trading competition where young investors can trade stocks in a simulated trading environment.

This year, we invite all young investors between the ages of 18 – 29 years old to join the Stocks Challenge and compete against others in a virtual trading environment on POEMS 2.0.

Using real data from the markets, participants will put their trading knowledge to test over a period of 15 days.

Expand your Stocks trading knowledge
Unique opportunity to practise trading hands-on
Access useful resources and market insights
Stand to win attractive cash prizes


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The Top 20 players with the highest Total Realised Profits will walk away with attractive cash prizes!



4th to 10th Places: $100 each


11th to 20th Places: $50 each


  1. For an individual to be eligible for ranking on the game leaderboard,
    1. Participant must submit a minimum of 5 trades during the actual game period
    2. At least 20% of the Total Realised Profit must be from the STI component stocks
  2. If any 2 participants have the same Realised Profit, they will be ranked according to the higher Realised Profits made from STI component stocks.
  3. All winners will be notified via email of prize collection details after the competition period.
  4. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for full details of the winning criteria.


Each participant is granted the following during the course of the challenge (i.e. Trial and Actual Game):

Available Cash – S$100,000

Trading Limit – S$1,000,000

Individual performance is based on the Total Realised Profit, which is the total amount of actual profit that he/she has gained from trading and NOT the amount that he/she has as Available Cash. The objective is to accumulate as much Realised Profit as he/she can, and contribute to his/her overall Total Realised Profits.

The P&L ranking of the Top 20 winners and participants will be reflected on the Leaderboard in the ‘Announcement’ page under the ‘Attention’ tab in the game environment.

Corporate Actions

The Game will exclude all corporate actions such as dividends, bonus and rights issues, stock splits, consolidations, corporate takeovers and reconstructions etc. However, corporate actions will usually affect the prices of stocks.

Delisting of Counter

In the event that any company’s stocks, warrants, rights, REITS, ETFs etc. are delisted at any point in time during the Game, the holdings of these securities will accordingly hold no value.

Force-Selling of Shares

The Game will force-sell participants’ shares in their respective portfolios if they are not liquidated by 5pm on the last day of the Game. The shares that are force-sold will be valuated at the closing price, taking into account the transaction costs. Subsequently, gains/losses will be reflected under their Account Management including the Realised Profit. (Force-sold contracts contain the prefix “FS”)

No Short Selling of Shares

Shorting is a strategy to make the best in a declining market when the momentum of stocks or overall trend of the market is poor. In this Game, short-selling of shares is not allowed. Note: This feature is controlled by the system.

Payment for Shares Purchase

All participants are given a sum of virtual cash at the beginning of the competition which can be viewed under ‘Available Cash’ on the ‘Account Management’ page. Any purchase payment will be automatically deducted from their account once the trade is executed. Therefore, it is not necessary for them to initiate any payment.
Eg. When submitting a Buy order, this order will be checked against participants’ Available Cash to ensure sufficient funds in their account. Once this Buy Order is executed, the corresponding amount will be deducted immediately from their Available Cash. Their orders will be rejected if there are insufficient funds in their Available Cash.

Sales Proceeds of Shares

When the Sell order is submitted and executed, the sales proceeds will be credited into Available Cash immediately. From the ‘Account Management’ page, the participant will be shown the amount of Realised Profit or Loss, if any.


By participating in the Trading Competition, each participant agrees to be bound by the rules of the competition, and the following Terms and Conditions.

Competition Period

The actual Competition is based on virtual-account trading on POEMS 2.0 and will be held from 17 September 2018 to 5 October 2018, both dates inclusive. Equity products offered by Phillip Securities are valid for the Competition. The last date of the Competition (“Closing Date”) is 5 October 2018.

Eligibility for the Competition

The Competition is open to all youths from ages 18 to 29 years old. Each participant is only allowed to open ONE individual game account for the Phillip Youth Challenge.

The following are not eligible to participate in the Competition:

  1. Existing Clients of Phillip Securities (Kindly refer to “FAQ – Who can take part in the Challenge” for more information)
  2. Employees/Agents of Phillip Securities & Phillip Futures

Competition Registration

  1. Registration for the Competition is solely via the online registration form which can be found at “” (“the Website”).
  2. Once confirmed to be eligible, applicants will be registered as participants of the Competition (“the Participant”).
  3. Participants who are successfully registered will receive a confirmation email with their login details.
  4. Participants who are found to be ineligible for any reason will be disqualified and barred from the Competition.

Prize Notification and Collection

  1. The Competition consists of twenty individual Prize Winners.
  2. The Prize Winners for the Stocks Challenge will be announced in October 2018.
  3. Prize Winners will be notified after the end of the Competition by email/ phone and the winners’ names will be published on the Website.
  4. Phillip Securities reserves the right to substitute the prizes with another of equivalent value and to amend any terms and conditions without prior notification. Where a dispute involving the interpretation of terms and conditions arises, the Company’s decision is final.
  5. By participating in the Competition, the applicant agrees that the Company may disclose your name and photos of the prize collection for publicity, if any. The applicant also agrees to allow the Company to disclose your profit/loss, trading volumes, markets traded or any other information in connection to the Competition.


Here you’ll find resources to help you make informed decisions and stay engaged during the Game!

Phillip 2Q23 Singapore Strategy
Young investors
How to invest

Alternatively, you may wish to learn more about investing through the following:

investing seminars
Investmeny webinars
Online financial resourse


The Phillip Youth Stocks Challenge is a virtual trading competition that aims to introduce the concept of Stock trading to youth. During the challenge, participants can perform trades, monitor their orders and account information. Orders submitted by the participants will be matched and the order status and positions reflected in the platform.
The trial game will take place from 3 – 14 September 2018.
The Phillip Youth Stocks Challenge is the perfect platform as it provides you with a fun, risk-free environment to learn and test trading strategies in Stocks! The top 20 winners will receive a cash reward at the end of the challenge.
Registration starts from 21 August 2018 to 14 September 2018. The challenge will last for three weeks, from 17 September 2018 to 5 October 2018.
To be eligible to take part in the Phillip Youth Stocks Challenge:
  1. Each participant is only allowed to open ONE individual game account.
  2. Existing clients of Phillip Securities who are interested in participating in the Youth Stocks Challenge, kindly email to
  3. Participants can be of any nationality.
  4. Participants can participate in either or both of the game challenges (Stocks / Wealth).
  5. Participants must be between 18 – 29 years old.
Registration has been extended to 14 September 2018 due to overwhelming response. To register,
  1. Visit the official website at
  2. Click on the ‘Registration’ tab.
  3. On the online registration form, fill in the necessary information.
  4. Select the challenge that you would like to participate in, and click Submit.
  5. Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email to activate your game account. The login credentials will be sent to you after your account is activated.
Don’t worry, send an email to with your Login ID. Your login credentials will be sent to you via email within 2 working days.
The trial game period is for participants to get used to the trading platform before the actual game period begins. This will be a good time for you to play around with the trading platform features and familiarise yourself before the competition heats up!
No. The Game will reset prior to the start of the Actual Game period.
No real money is involved in the game. However, the top 20 winners will receive a cash reward at the end of the competition.
This year, we are offering stocks listed on SGX only.
Available Cash will determine the amount of shares that you are able to buy.
Trading limit is the daily buy/sell cap. (i.e. You may buy up to $1 million worth of stocks in a trading day, and you may sell up to $1 million worth of stocks in a trading day.)

Please be assured that the commission rates are applied proportionally at the same rate for all participants.

Markets Trade with POEMS Youth Stocks Challenge 2018 Other Charges
Rates Minimum
Contract value < SGD50k
0.28% SGD25 Clearing Fee (0.0325%)
SGX Access Fee (0.0075%)
Prevailing GST
Contract value SGD50k – SGD100k
0.22% SGD25 Clearing Fee (0.0325%)
SGX Access Fee (0.0075%)
Prevailing GST
Contract value > SGD100k
0.18% SGD25 Clearing Fee (0.0325%)
SGX Access Fee (0.0075%)
Prevailing GST
Please note that your unsold holdings will be force-sold on the last day of the game challenge after market closes, at the closing price. The transaction fees will be applied accordingly.


For enquiries regarding the Phillip Youth Stocks Challenge, please contact the following:


Facebook: PhillipCapital

Instagram: @PhillipCapital

Twitter: @PhillipCapital

Telephone: (65) 6531 1555

For enquiries regarding the Phillip Youth Challenge, you may email

Alternatively, you may visit any of our Phillip Investor Centres located island-wide.

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