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Play our Fantasy Share Picking game

Have you got what it takes to be a top stock picker? You can find out by testing your skills with our exciting new game, in partnership with This is Money (Money section of MailOnline) and be in with the chance to win one of our weekly £500 cash prizes. Terms & Conditions apply.

How the game works

It's free to play, and easy to take part, whether you want to practice picking shares, or you're an experienced investor looking to test your skills against other players.

  • The game runs from 1 July - 20 September
  • Once you’ve registered, choose between 6 and 20 shares from the FTSE All-Share. You can make changes at any time - or just sit back and watch them perform
  • Weekly spot prizes of £500 if your share selection performs the best in the previous 7 days.

Although this is a game with no money invested, you should note that if you do choose to invest in the stock market, the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns. When you are thinking about investing in shares, it’s generally a good idea to consider holding them alongside other investments in a diversified portfolio of assets. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Fidelity has been licensed by FTSE International Limited to use the name FTSE All-Share Index.

How will the celebrity investors measure up?

Richard Farleigh

Self-confessed entrepreneur Richard made his fortune running trading desks and hedge funds. He’s also invested in
around 100 start-ups throughout his career including a hugely successful online retailer, a private members’ club
and even a famous brand of cooking sauce Reggae Reggae.

So he was intrigued to play the Fantasy Share Picking Game to test his mettle and try a new technique with his share picks: Abcam, Aveva Group, Craneware, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, DotDigital Group and First Derivatives.

Sarah Willingham

Sarah made her fortune in the world of high street dining before investing in companies across the property, nightlife and health sectors, building a successful portfolio all the while raising four children. She may be experienced in the world of business and used to juggling a busy schedule, but when it comes to the stock market she’s a relative newcomer.

Her share picks for the game are: Admiral Group, First Derivatives, Glencore, JD Sports Fashion, Just Eat and London Stock Exchange Group.


Jo Fairley

In 1991, Jo Fairley spent her life savings on two tons of cacao beans, in order to set up award-winning chocolate brand Green & Black’s. Now the journalist and entrepreneur is backing other companies as she takes part in the Fantasy Share Picking Game.

She’s chosen to invest in what she knows with the likes of Easyjet, Fevertree drinks, Ocado Group, Telecom Plus, Unilever and YouGov.

Reference to specific securities should not be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell these securities and is included for the purposes of illustration only.

Get an edge on the competition

We’re proud of our expert research and articles, and award-winning guidance. Below you’ll find all you need to start planning your share portfolio.


How to pick shares

Use this guide to find out more about how to research shares.


Find a share

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Stock watch

Articles and videos from our experts about the shares to keep an eye on.

Market & shares data

View detailed market data including current share prices, gainers and losers, performance charts and factsheets for companies in the FTSE All-Share.

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