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Welcome to the 7investing Summer Stock Challenge!

Through head-to-head matchups in a tournament, we are on a quest to find the best-performing investment of the next five years.

Our Summer Stock Challenge is here — to discover the very best current opportunity for investors.

During the next two weeks, we’ll explore 14 total companies — many of which (but not all) are active 7investing recommendations.

We’ll size each of them up as investments; discussing their business models, their leadership, and how they allocate their profit streams.

Then, we’ll host a daily poll for YOU to vote on which company in each matchup is the better investment for the next five years.

At the end, the votes will determine which company outshines the rest and ultimately becomes our tournament’s winner.

Grab an iced beverage and a pair of sunglasses. This competition is just getting warmed up!

How to participate

Vote on the matchups – The contenders will be squared off via daily polls on the official 7investing Twitter account. Anyone can participate in the voting; so feel free to re-tweet the poll to get as many investors as possible in on the action!

Follow along with the results:

1. Get the results sent straight to your inbox. If you aren’t already a member, you can still sign-up for our free email newsletter! At the conclusion of our tournament, we will be giving away a detailed research report on the winning company to everyone on our email list for FREE!

2. Check this page – We will be posting the results of each matchup at the bottom of this page. Click the button to jump to the bottom and see the results

The Contenders:

Growth Stocks

Our “growth stocks” represent companies who are the up-and-comers of their unique industries. They tend to reinvest their profit streams directly back into the business to promote future growth, focusing heavily on R&D or sales & marketing. 

Rankings are based upon the total shareholder return of the stock during the past five years.

#1) Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA)- a global leader in designing and selling electric vehicles and solar power

#2) The Trade Desk (Nasdaq: TTD) – a digital advertising platform who promotes the open internet

#3) NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) – a chipmaker whose GPUs power AI innovation

#4) MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI) – Latin America’s largest e-commerce platform

#5) SoFi Technologies (Nasdaq: SOFI) – a digital bank who aims to provide loans to consumers

#6) Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW) – a data warehouse as a service platform within large organizations

#7) Rocket Lab (Nasdaq: RKLB) – a small satellite launch provider growing into an end-to-end space company


Income Stocks

Our “income stocks” represent companies who tend to have strong competitive advantages that provide dependable profit streams. They share those profits with investors through the payment of cash dividends, which often get increased on an annual basis. 

Rankings are based upon the total shareholder return of the stock during the past five years. Returns include all dividends paid.

#1) Tractor Supply (Nasdaq: TSCO) – a retail provider of animal and farming supplies that serves rural geographics

#2) Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) – the world’s largest coffee chain with 26,000 locations

#3) UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH) – America’s largest health insurer who provides coverage for 50 million people

#4) Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) – One of the contractors of the US Department of Defense and its allies

#5) American Tower (NYSE: AMT) – One of the world’s three largest cellular tower owners and operators

#6) CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) – An exchange operator who facilitates the trading of equities, commodities, and metals

#7) Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) – The world’s largest pizza chain with 20,000 location

The Format

Round One: Head to Head

In this round, our growth stocks and income stocks will square off in daily polls on Twitter

Our growth stocks will go head-to-head during the week of July 10th and our income stocks will match up during the week of July 17th. And the #1 ranked company from each division will get a first-round “bye” in the tournament matchups.

Growth Bracket

July 10 – TTD vs RKLB (Winner: TTD)

July 11 – NVDA vs SNOW (Winner: SNOW)

July 12 – MELI vs SOFI: (Winner: MELI)

July 13 – Free for all: TSLA vs MELI vs SNOW vs TTD (Winner: TSLA)

Income Bracket

July 17 – SBUX vs DPZ (Winner: DPZ)

July 18 – UNH vs CME (WINNER: UNH)

July 19 – LMT vs AMT (VOTE NOW!)

July 20 – FFA: TSCO vs. Winners (Winner: UNH)

July 24 – Championship Matchup: TSLA vs UNH (Winner: TSLA!)

We’ll also be broadcasting livestream events each morning at 10 AM ET, which we’ll publish to the 7investing Podcast and on Twitter Streams. Our livestream will give you the information you need to cast your ballot with confidence.

Round Two: Free For All

In Round Two, the winners of Round 1 square off in a winner-take-all poll to see who makes it to the finals from each side: growth vs. income. Each Round Two matchup will feature four companies and result in one winner.

Round Three: The Championship

In our final poll, the best growth stock and the best income stock go head-to-head in a thrilling final match-up to determine which company our voters think will have the best returns over the next five years.

To follow along via email — and have the matchups and the live polls delivered directly to your Inbox every morning, please join our email list by clicking the button or visiting


Throughout the contest, The results of each matchup will be posted here. Check back frequently for updates!

Tournament Bracket

Monday 07/10/23
Tuesday 07/11/23
Wednesday 07/12/23
Monday 07/17/23
Tuesday 07/18/23
Wednesday 07/19/23
Thursday 07/13/23
Winners vs TSLA
Thursday 07/20/23
Winners vs TSCO
Monday 07/24/23
Growth Winner vs Income Winner