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Exoptata We’ve got cancer under control
Flabellinaexoptata • Known toxic sea slug • Found in equatorial regions, primarily in coral reefs • Nematocysts excrete a toxin that has been shown to slow cancer growth • Exoptata , a new company, has cornered the market on this research • Exopata needs funds for Research and Development
Initial Public Offering • $2 per share • Maximum purchasing-3 • Limited stock available
Week 1Interest in company has sparked, stock prices double to $4Students may buy from broker for $4 or buy from shareholders for $3
Week 2Interest in company has continued to spark, stock prices are now $6Students may buy from broker for $6 or buy from shareholders for $5
Week 3Financial Analysts list Exoptata as the new stock to watch. Prices soar to $10 a share.Students may buy from broker for $10 or buy from shareholders for $9
Week 4Quarterly financial reports are published. Exoptata shows 15% growth in profits. Stock prices jump to $18.Students may buy from broker for $18 or buy from shareholders for $17.
Week 5Exoptata scientists publish trial results in Nature showing that toxins slow cancer growth by 23%. Stock prices soar to $34.Students may buy from broker for $34 or buy from shareholders for $33.
Week 6A marine protected area was just created around the animal collection site. Stock prices drop to $30.Students may buy from broker for $30 or buy from shareholders for $29.
Week 7A new slug, with a wider distribution area and more plentiful population, is found to contain a similar toxin. Prices rebound.Students may buy from broker for $35 or buy from shareholders for $34.
Week 8Nudibranchia, a competing company, just went broke. Investors are looking to Exoptata for encouragement and growth. Stock prices jump to $50.Students may buy from broker for $50 or buy from shareholders for $49.
Week 9Independent researchers filed claim against Exoptata for falsifying scientific reports. Stock prices crash to $1.
How much money did you make? • How much money did you start with? • How much did you end with? • How many stocks do you have?
Basic Information • Game costs $12/20 US per team • Team is 1-5 students of same year level • Game dates: • 6 Sept-16 Dec, 6 Sept-April 27, 9 Jan- 20 April, 19 March-25 May • Teacher support via email and webinars (Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov)
Resources for Stock Market Gameby Amy CornelisenGarin College • http://stockmarketgame.org/ The actual competition • http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/crossroads/sec3/gr5/unit9/u9l5.htmlExoptata Stock Market Lesson (Crash simulation) • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/crash/ (50 minute film on the crash) • http://wallstreetwhiz.com/ An on-line simulation of the 1929 crash. Students compete in a ~20 minute simulation • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSg22ewWGksSchool House Rock, Walking on Wall Street • Birth of the Stock Market-PBS video • Shock Markets-PBS video • http://dailybail.com/home/stock-market-history-pbs-video-frontline-presents-betting-on.html, PBS Video from 1997, Betting on the market • firstname.lastname@example.org