How to get started
You start with $100,000 in simulated money then match your stock picking skills against others to win $500 or an iPad Air. Click Here for all prize details.
Real Time Trading
The investment challenge uses our stock simulation, but orders execute with the real-time bid/ask prices, just like a real brokerage account.
Free To Enter
The Holiday Investment Challenge is open to all US residents aged 18 or over. There is no cost to participate. Registration and trading are open from November 2017 to January 5, 2018
EF Hutton provides financial solutions to individuals, families, and the communities in which they live. We use technology to overcome barriers that have reduced choices or limited opportunities for the people we serve and to quickly innovate to better serve our clients.
What we do?
EF Hutton is legendary for finding innovative ways to serve clients. The firm's culture has always focused on developing better products and services and finding new ways to deliver them. For example, EF Hutton was the first to run telegraph lines across the country for faster execution of orders - the financial internet of its day. EF Hutton also developed the managed fee business model that is the standard investment advisory model today. They brought out the first separate managed account (SMA) and unified managed account (UMA). Widely copied and taken for granted today, the UMA account brought all of a client's investment accounts, managed and transactional, together in one statement and serviced by one financial advisors.
We continue the 110 year old tradition of service that started in 1904 when Edward F. Hutton established EF Hutton & Company. It is this amazing legacy that inspired his grandson, Stanley, together with EF Hutton alumni to restore EF Hutton as an independent company. This effort was made more imperative by the financial crisis which revealed how far the major financial firms had strayed from Edward F. Hutton's mandate of service to clients.
$29.95 per Month Unlimited Stock Trades, Margin Rate 3.75%
EF Hutton allows clients to invest and to execute an unlimited number of trades for just one flat fee. You choose between one of three EasyTrade plans. Other firms charge commissions per transaction. They work on volume which creates an inherent conflict with clients.
Frequently asked questions
Have questions before signing up? These are the most common questions - you can also reach out to our simulation support team for any extra help
Are prices real time?
All orders will execute at the real-time bid/ask prices, but due to exchange rules we can only actually display prices with a 15 minute delay in the simulation. This means your positions might show "Delayed" as the price for the first 15 minutes after a trade, then we can show the price at which your order was filled. This restriction does not apply to your actual brokerage account, only the free Meggalife challenge.
What can I win?
The Holiday Challenge resets regularly - for this session, the grand prize is $500, 2nd place is an Apple iPad Air 2.
Can I practice trading outside the Holiday Challenge?
Yes, all contest participants are invited to also utilize a free practice portfolio, which does not reset. You can use this practice portfolio to improve your investing strategies alongside your current brokerage account. The challenge also includes professional-grade research tools built in, so you can do your stock research and trading all in one place.
Is there a cost to participate?
No, it is completely free to enter and win!