Our Economics class is participating in the Stock Market Game sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation. “The SIFMA Foundation is dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of the financial markets….” The program operates across the United States, helping high school students understand the role of stocks and the stock market.
Each student, or group, started the game with an imaginary $100,000 to invest. Students spent time researching companies, learned how to read stock reports and then chose which companies stock to purchase. Participating in the Stock Market Game provides a realistic hands-on learning experience for the students. According to the teacher Marcus Miller, students are learning the importance of paying attention to the news as current events often directly impact markets. He says this years class has done well in the game and hopes to finish the competition strong as it comes to a close Dec. 13.