EasyEquities’ leader­board #playintheusa game hits South Africa

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS -

SOUTH Africa’s on­line in­vest­ment plat­form EasyEquities is giv­ing in­vestors from around the world an in­sight into in­vest­ing in US stocks. Their #playintheusa game, which did go live yes­ter­day, in­vites play­ers to in­vest, learn and test drive their up­com­ing US stocks and ex­change traded funds (ETF) plat­form, which in­cludes hugely pop­u­lar brands like Face­book, Tesla, Ama­zon, Al­pha­bet and Nike.

Pre-reg­is­tra­tion un­til yes­ter­day al­lows play­ers to in­vite their friends to bat­tle out the re­fer­ral leader­board for a chance to win an iPhone and 1 Ap­ple share.

Through­out the game, play­ers can win their share of more than $15 000 (R197 000) in prizes, in­clud­ing a trip for two to the USA.

When EasyEquities asked their fast grow­ing and en­gaged lo­cal com­mu­nity of more than 50 000 in­vestors, which names they wanted to see on the new US plat­form, they went crazy on Twit­ter talk­ing about their favourite stock picks.

The top 10 brand men­tions were: Tesla; Ap­ple; Al­pha­bet; Berk­shire Hath­away; Face­book; Ama­zon; Mi­crosoft; Nvidia; Coke and John­son & John­son.

Any­one can sign up to #playintheusa by vis­it­ing playintheusa.easyequities.co.za and re­fer­ring friends.

Fol­low EasyEquities on Twit­ter and Face­book if you want in on some larger than life daily & weekly give­aways. Play­ers will use the $10 000 in their EasyEquities US$ demo ac­count to in­vest in US stocks, us­ing the EasyEquities blog, re­search and com­mu­nity to help with their in­vest­ment picks.

Full game rules, prizes and qual­i­fy­ing cri­te­ria can be found on playintheusa. easyequities.co.za. – Story sup­plied

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