What would you do if you were given $100,000? Would you spend it all at once? Would you think about putting some of it in the bank? We’d like to teach you how to invest it, so you might grow it. Through The Stock Market Game (SMG), you will gain a fundamental understanding of investing and how you might get your money to work for you.
The Stock Market Game will also help you do better in school. When you participate in The Stock Market Game, you are in a real-world situation where you practice the content and skills you’re taught in math, English Language Arts, economics, social studies, and other school subjects. Most importantly, The Stock Market Game will help you develop positive money habits and prepare you for your future.
Can I use The Stock Market Game on my own?
Yes. Just because your school is not teaching you about investing for your future, doesn’t mean you can’t take the initiative to learn it on your own or with a group of your friends. Contact your local Stock Market Game coordinator to find out how you can get involved. Click Register and respond to the prompts to find contact information for your local Stock Market Game coordinator.
How do I get started?
Click Register. To get started in the SMG program, visit your local SMG program’s registration page. Your local SMG program’s registration page provides essential information on program requirements and important dates. SMG is a national program of the SIFMA Foundation and is coordinated locally by non-profit partners who are dedicated to youth financial literacy. If you need additional assistance, please contact your local SMG coordinator or the SIFMA Foundation office.
Where do I begin after I’ve registered?
If you registered as an “Adult Individual Wishing to Participate in a Separate Game,” enter the SMG username and password you received via email at http://stockmarketgame.org. Familiarize yourself with the online SMG investment portfolio by clicking on the Help menu links available on each page of the portfolio. You may also click the Rules link to familiarize yourself with The Stock Market Game’s trading rules. If you need additional help, contact your local Stock Market Game coordinator.
What is the Teacher Support Center?
The Teacher Support Center is a searchable library of curriculum resources, lesson plans, assessments, and standards correlations that help teachers introduce their students to fundamental saving and investing skills as well as provide real world practice in core academic subjects like math, English, and social studies (economics). The Teacher Support Center is only available to participants who registered as “Teachers with Classes.”
Do you have materials for afterschool and homeschool use?
Yes, the Teacher Support Center has easy-to-follow instructional guides, suggested lessons, activities, and projects for afterschool and homeschool participants. Though afterschool and homeschool resources are designed specifically for their respective audiences, they may be used interchangeably with each other or with educational materials designed for classroom participants.
How do I get my teacher to use The Stock Market Game?
The best way to get your teacher excited about using The Stock Market Game in school is to show him or her your Stock Market Game portfolio. Walk them through some of the decisions you made as you managed your portfolio. Encourage your teacher to attend a local training workshop or webinar. Give them the contact information for your local Stock Market Game coordinator and be sure to share the SMG link (http://stockmarketgame.org).