The Stock Market Game™. www.stockmarketgame.org. An Innovative Simulation Program. -Helps to enliven core academic subjects such as Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts -Targets grades 4-12 and college -Provides classroom tools to teach to national and state educational standards
-Helps to enliven core academic subjects such as Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts
-Targets grades 4-12 and college
-Provides classroom tools to teach to national and state educational standards
-Curriculum materials are customized to grade levels
-Cooperation and communication
-Saving and investing
-Build a portfolio
-Research and evaluate stocks and mutual funds
-Make decisions based on what was learned
-Trade stocks and mutual funds
-Earn interest on cash balances
-Pay interest if buying on margin and pay a commission on all trades.
The Stock Market Game instills an understanding of the need to save and invest at an early age.
-Teams of three to five students invest a virtual $100,000 in common stocks and mutual funds listed on NYSE, AMEX, or Nasdaq
-SMG stock prices are based on real time prices
-Semester and year-long sessions
-True portfolio trading system
-A 2% broker’s fee charged for each transaction
-Interest paid on cash balances
-End of day/real time pricing
Student and Instructor Components
Rules of the Game
Path to Investing
The “Account Summary” page provides a snapshot of your portfolio’s equity.
“Account Holdings” lists all of the securities in your portfolio.
Check “Transaction Notes” to investigate unexecuted transactions. Check “Transaction History” for a detailed account of portfolio activity.
Manage Student Portfolios
View Rankings and Portfolios
Ready to Plan
4 Grade Divisions
4 Mastery Levels
Illinois Stock Market Game
Through generous support from
Cabrera Capital Markets LLC,
and A.G. Edwards,
SMG is free to all schools (grades 4-12) in Illinois!
The online registration must reflect that
3-5 students are on each team.
Teams must make a valid trade by October 19
or they will be deleted.
-SMG Session Non-Chicago Schools
(Sept. 4, 2007 – Dec. 7, 2007): October 12
-SMG Year-Long Session
(Sept. 4, 2007 – April 25, 2008): October 12
-SMG Session City of Chicago Only
(Sept. 4, 2007 – Dec. 7, 2007): November 2
-SMG New Teacher Promo
(Oct. 1, 2007 – Oct. 19, 2007; Jan. 14, 2008 – Feb. 1, 2008)
-Minimum stock rule:
Teams must trade a minimum of 4 different stocks.
-Maximum equity rule:
Teams may invest no more than 30% of their total equity in any one company.
Illinois Council on Economic Education
Marty Paul or Beth Metzler
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Weekdays 8:00am – 4:30pm
-The learning doesn’t stop when the trading stops
-Builds a bridge between classroom learning and the real world
-Adds an additional critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned during The Stock Market Game Program
-Integrates across subjects throughout your curriculum
-Every student registered in SMG Program is eligible
-Participate by writing essays in their grade division: elementary (4-5), middle (6-8), and high (9-12)
-Every topic (different for each division) introduces or relates to investment principles linked to the SMG Program
-Teachers can choose to assign the InvestWrite writing topic as an in-class or homework assignment
-Both teachers and students have a chance to win gift certificates, laptop computers, trips to New York and Disney World
-Learn more at www.investwrite.info
The Stock Market Game Program instills an understanding of the need to save and invest at an early age.
The Stock Market Game Program “is not just a game, it’s an education for life.”