The Stock Market Game

The Stock Market Game (SMG) is a popular curriculum used in many schools. Students invest an imaginary $100,000 in stocks and mutual funds over a ten week period. Modest prizes are awarded to schools/teams who have the highest portfolio value. The program runs primarily in the fall and spring, but there are other training windows. Each year about 18,000 students are involved. Research has shown that participation in SMG increases understanding in basic economics and personal finance.

Contact
JW Fansler
Email
jwfansle@purdue.edu
Phone
765-494-8541
Address
128 Memorial Mall, Stewart Center, Room G-66.; Purdue University,West Lafayette, IN 47907
Activity Types
  • P-12 enrichment activities
  • Professional development for p-12 educators
Campus Host
Indiana Council for Economic Education - Agricultural Economics
Target Audience
Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 3-4
Time(s) Available
Dates and times vary each fall and Spring
Frequency
Each year - Fall and Spring
Duration
10 week period for most students, other special "windows" are available
Cost
$5 per team - free in areas of Indiana with SMG sponsors
Registration Required?
Yes
Website
http://www.econed-in.org
Sponsor
Indiana Council for Economic Education - Agricultural Economics

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