Learn to trade and invest, dip your toe into the market, and hone your skills, by participating in Equity Mates' 6-week trading competition for Australian university students.

You could win:
A visit to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Flights and accommodation included!

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Australia's Next Top Trader!

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The Best Class You'll Ever Take!

Learn the basics of investing, put your knowledge to the test, and earn as you go!

It doesn’t matter if you have no idea, or all of the ideas, because Australia's Next Top Trader is for anyone looking to learn more about investing and trading by doing.  We believe the earlier you access the market, the better off you’ll be.

Equity Mates is a finance and investing podcast, created to break down the world of investing, from beginning to dividend, to make it much more accessible for everybody.

Equity Mates will teach you everything you need to know to get started, and we’ll support you with regular tips, insights and motivation through our iTunes Top-Rated podcast. So don’t panic! You won't be doing this alone.

Even if you're not a pro just yet, you can still win a trip to NY by bringing the most friends into the competition, all while earning yourself some extra money!

How It Works

You will actually learn how to trade and invest as you play. It could be a wild ride!

The competition will be run with real money (you just need to fund a minimum $50) and you'll be trading directly into the US share market (it's a lot more fun the Aussie market... shh!)

The student with the highest % return on their invested funds at the end of the competition wins a trip to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, with flights accomm

You can also earn credit by referring your friends to the competition.  You both get $5 trading credit when they sign up and join the competition with your referral code.   Bring as many friends as you can!

The person with the most referrals at the end of the competition also wins a trip of the NYSE!  

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Be Ready For The Opening Bell

Getting started is super easy.

  1. Register your name and email on this page.
  2. Follow Equity Mates Investing Podcast and subscribe to our show, for all your lessons, tips and insights
  3. Sign up for a Stake trading account on their app (IOS and Android) or on their website (hellostake.com). This takes less than 5 minutes if you have your ID on you!
  4. Fund your account (min $50)
  5. Get a head start, and refer your friends using your Stake referral code (provided with your account) - you can start earning now! For every referral, you AND your friend will receive $5 trading credit
  6. Stay tuned for more updates so you are ready for Opening Bell (11 March 2019)


Equity Mates Investing Podcast will be giving you all the lessons, tips and tricks you'll need, as well as all of the live competition updates as you play.

Your trades and investments will be done through Stake, who are a digital brokerage platform allowing investors to access the US markets.

Don't Skip A Class - Subscribe To Equity Mates

Knowledge is power, and in this competition, that power will win you a trip to New York AND set you up for life  with trading and investing skills.

Equity Mates Investing Podcast will give you all the lessons you need to learn the basics of trading and investing.   

Subscribe now through your podcast app to start learning, and to ensure you're kept up to date with the latest competition information.