Stock Market Game
What can YOU do with $100,000?
Play the Stock Market Game and compete with area schools in building a virtual portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. You will develop and enhance skills in math, economics, personal finance, language arts, social studies, business education, technology, life skills, and critical thinking, while building and maintaining a stock portfolio. Participants are given $100,000 in virtual money, and trades are based upon real time values, updated daily.
The Fall Stock Market Game begins on October 2 , and ends on December 8, 2017.
Congratulations to Wes Skirrow, Cole May, and Lawrence Li!!! They will each receive a check for $50 as prize money for placing FIRST in the entire Region last spring!!!
See Mrs. Reese in room 224 to sign up to participate in the Spring Stock Market game!
For more information, visit the game site: www.stockmarketgame.org
Click Here for the Stock Market Game student sign-up form
5 HELPFUL HINTS:
1) Your teams can have no more than 5 students on a team. Please
see Mrs. Reese if you would like to join a team. You may select your own team members (minimum 2 members per team).
2) A Google search is a good way to find ticker symbols.
3) If you have questions about the online trading account,
click on the circled letter i, which stands for
information, at the top of each portfolio page. It explains everything
on that page.
4) When entering a trade, click on VALIDATE TICKER to
be sure it is the correct ticker for the company and for other current
info. Trades CANNOT be cancelled.
5) Please be sure to review the basic Rules of the SMG. They can be
found under the RESOURCES pull down menu of the online trading
Here are 5 More Helpful Hints!
1) The stock market is open from 9:30 - 4 Eastern Time.
2) TRADES ENTERED WHEN THE MARKET IS OPEN
Teams receive the price of the stock when the trade is entered. The
trade is processed into the account overnight. It passes through
PENDING ORDERS very quickly. It is then recorded in TRANSACTION NOTES. It should appear in ACCOUNT HOLDINGS the morning after the trade is entered.
3) TRADES ENTERED WHEN THE MARKET IS CLOSED
Teams receive the first traded price the next morning that the market is open. It is processed that night. For example, a trade entered at 5:00 PM Monday receives the first traded price on Tuesday. It is processed and entered into Account Holdings very late Tuesday Night. Students will see this trade Wednesday morning.
4) If the trade does not appear in ACCOUNT HOLDINGS, check TRANSACTION NOTES for more information.
5) The Net Cost Per Share on the Account Holdings page includes a 1% commission fee.
Stock Market Game Resources
The resources below should help you when you are selecting/deselecting stocks for your portfolio.
Stock Market Game Info
Rules of the Stock Market Game
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Glossary of Financial Terms
How Stuff Works: How Stocks and the Stock Market Work
Yahoo! Finance Education Center: Learn the Basics About Stocks
CNN Money Money Essentials: Investing Your Money BasicsHow to Buy Stocks
Investing in Bonds
Assess Your Knowledge of the NYSE
Understanding Price to Earnings Ratio
Stock Market Investing for Dummies Cheat Sheet
How to Read Stock Pages
Glossary of Stock Market Terms
CNN Money: Investing
EDGAR Database - (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, & Retrieval system) offers real-time filings and other company information for publicly traded companies.
The Street - Check out the Investor Research tab
Interested in Entering a Contest about Economics? Try INVESTWRITE!!! (Topic TBD)
Please contact me with any questions!
512.732.9240 x 32924