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Key Dates:
Year-Long Competitive Session:
9/10/18 to 4/18/19
Fall Competitive Session:
10/1/18 to 12/7/18
Enrichment Session:
10/22/18 to 2/8/19
Spring Competitive Session:
2/4/19 to 4/12/19

Teacher Preparation Dates:
Teacher Prep Session #1:
8/20/18 to 9/7/18
Teacher Prep Session #2:
9/10/18 to 9/28/18
Teacher Prep Session #3:
1/7/19 to 1/25/19




Are you new to the Stock Market Game (SMG)?
The Stock Market Game is a great way for students to learn about investing in a very practical manner. It is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance. SMG has prepared 16 million students for financially independent futures.

Teachers register online and the students will also manage their portfolios online. Once you have registered, you will have access to the Teacher Support Center. This serves not only as a resource for running SMG, but there are also numerous lesson plans, quizes and other materials that you can use in your classroom to really leverage the value of your students' SMG experience.

There are a number of different videos and documents that are listed below to give you more information, but a few key points are:
  • At the time of registration, you may request as many teams (also called portfolios) as you like, but each team should not contain more than 5 students. Many teachers divide their classes into 3 students per team, but you can divide your class into team sizes of anything between 1 and 5 students each.
  • Teams are given a hypothetical portfolio of $100,000 that they invest throughout the trading session. They will be competing with other student teams, based on their region and grade level grouping (elementary (4-5), middle (6-8), or high school (9-12)).
  • We offer 4 different game sessions, 3 of which are competitive and 1 which is labeled an enrichment session. They function essentially the same, with the key difference being that no prizes are awarded for the enrichment session. However, some teachers prefer the starting and ending dates for that session, and so enjoy the flexibility that offers them.
  • All sessions, except for the year-long session, use the highest portfolio value as the basis on which winners are selected. The year-long session will have percentage growth above or below the value of the S&P 500 as the basis for determining winners.
  • The state is divided into 3 competition regions: West, Central and East. In the spring, there will be awards banquets where the top 3 teams of each of the various competitive sessions, regions, and grade groups will be presented with prizes.
  • The registration fee is $20 for each team for the fall, spring and enrichment sessions. The fee for the year-long session is $30. Teacher prep sessions are free and give you an opportunity to try out SMG before you sign up for your classes. In addition, each teacher that signs up student teams can create his or her own portfolio to interact with the class. This team will not be billed or eligible for prizes. All invoices will be emailed a couple of weeks into the start of the session.

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A special thank you to SIFMA Foundation & SIFMA Member Firms for providing the Stock Market Game.

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3076 W. 12th St.
Erie, PA 16505

Phone: (814) 833-9576
Fax: (814) 833-9850
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