Learn how to invest - in the stock market and in your future!
Learn about the history of stocks, how the stock market works today and trends as we head into the next millennium. Learn investment and economic vocabulary.
Buy low, sell high!
What is a portfolio? What is a mutual fund? What is a bond? What is a CD? ( not the musical type)
Are you a risk taker or are you more conservative?
Learn how to set goals for yourself, plan a budget and choose the right investment strategy to meet those goals.
Pay yourself first. Be an owner, not a loaner. Experience the power of compounding!
Students will work in small groups to play the Stock Market Game Worldwide, an online investing simulation.
Each team will be given $100,000 to invest for ten weeks. They will choose, research and track companies. They will compete with other high school teams to see how much profit they can make. Students will track and graph their investments. Students will learn basic economics and investment strategies and apply them. Students will discuss and analyze current events to predict how they may or may not effect their investments. Students will share their investment experiences with other class members via an online presentation at the end of the course.
Grading will be on a monetary basis.
Students will be given weekly learning activities, current events readings, discussion topics and quizzes, along with participating in their Stock Market Game teams. They will earn fictional dollars as wages for their efforts. "Paychecks" will be deposited into a bank account and compounding interest will be earned. This system will enhance the concepts of annuities, time value of money, and compounding. At the end of the semester, students will "purchase" a final grade with their net earnings (after taxes).
**Students who have already taken the Virtual High School course "Investing in the Stock Market" should not take this course.