Are you the next Warren Buffett? Join our Best New Ideas in Money Festival Investing Contest and find out.

Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” At MarketWatch, we agree. And so, we’re kicking off a contest on our Virtual Stock Exchange, our stock-market simulation platform — where prospective investors and traders can put their virtual money where their mouth is, all in pursuit of richer investing knowledge.

The idea behind the Best New Ideas in Money Festival Investing Contest is to grow your virtual portfolio, matching your wits against your peers, as well as members of the MarketWatch newsroom in a safe lower-risk environment. Test your investing ideas and strategies and see how you stack up versus a range of participants who will be tracking moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
+0.34%
,
Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP,
+0.95%
,
S&P 500
SPX,
+0.64%

and more.

Are you the next Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch?

For this challenge, register for MarketWatch’s Best New Ideas in Money Festival in New York on Sept. 21-22. Only those who have registered can participate.

There won’t be any prizes, but we’ll announce the winners of the challenge at noon on the final day of the two-day Money Festival — if you’re joining in person, you can bask in victory with us.

Can’t make it in person? Don’t worry. We’ll still recognize the leaders of the pack in the competition.

Register here for the VSE challenge and kick off the contest now.

Eventually, we’ll be rolling out an app for VSE that is more user-friendly, as well as more instructional and social.

If you’re not familiar with VSE, it is a big part of MarketWatch. Hundreds of thousands of users turn to the exchange. At any given time, you’ll find games in play, fueled primarily by a youthful audience of unseasoned high school and college students learning about investing in real-time.