Get to know the basics of how the stock market works! In this challenge, you will start with a $100,000 portfolio that you can invest in US stocks. The maximum you can invest in any 1 company (or stock) is 5% of your overall portfolio – or $5000. If you need any assistance getting started, check out the included videos Stocks Made Easy (stocktrak.com). Choose … Continue reading GRCTC Inter-Session Challenge
Cryptocurrency Trading What are Cryptocurrencies? Cryptocurrencies come in many shapes and sizes. Some of them are designed to be like a form of “digital gold”, like Bitcoin. Others, like Ethereum are designed to be programable money. There are many different use cases for these “digital assets”. In general, cryptocurrencies are a form of digital money that is secured by the highest level of cryptography. Cryptocurrencies … Continue reading 8-09 Cryptocurrency Trading
How Do Bonds Work? A bond is an IOU. Governments and businesses can raise money for their projects by requesting money from investors. The organizations who raise money through bonds are called bond issuers. The groups or individuals who provide the money are called bond buyers, or bond holders. The bond buyer lends money to the bond issuer who agrees to pay them back on … Continue reading How Do Bonds Work?
How to Build a Portfolio Pop Quiz
Why do people invest in the stock market? Most people put their savings in the bank. A lot of people want their money to grow more than what is possible by keeping it in the bank. That is why they choose to invest their money. Some of the options are to buy land, buildings, stocks, bonds or gold. Over the last 50 years, the one … Continue reading Why do people invest in the stock market?
Why do people invest in stocks? Once you have a budget and saved up your emergency savings fund, you will start to have extra savings that go towards your future. Most people put their savings in the bank. Banks usually pay interest on the cash in your account, so if you have $1000 in your savings account and the bank pays you 1% interest, at … Continue reading Why do people invest in stocks?
ETFs Made Easy Pop Quiz
Do you teach personal finance, business, or social studies? Discover why the Budget Game, Stock Game and our Learning Library of assignments and lesson plans will transform how you teach financial literacy. And make teaching more fun, curriculum planning easy, and improve student engagement! Download the Teacher Packet Brochure, click here. Budget Game Students learn how to build an emergency savings fund while balancing their … Continue reading PersonalFinanceLab | Personal Finance and Business Education Gamified
StockTrak has been the global leader of virtual stock market simulations for over 30 years. We provide a virtual platform for professors to teach financial literacy to their students enrolled in university or college classes. Investment professors, don’t let your students miss out on this fantastic learning opportunity. Last year, we had 8000 students registered across our properties. We know how to provide the tools … Continue reading StockTrak | Finance Education Gamified
What Is TD Bank’s Virtual Stock Market Simulation? It is a portfolio simulation tool for students to get familiar with real market data, buying and selling securities, and managing a portfolio in a controlled environment. Teachers or Instructors can set up a class by defining the “class rules” – what types of securities can be traded (stocks, options, mutual funds, etc.), how much starting cash … Continue reading Student User Guide
Welcome to TD Bank’s Stock Game! This resource packet has everything you need to successfully use our Stock Game in your class; whether it’s remote or in person. Logging In Once you have your account, you can log in directly at TD Bank Virtual Stock Market Game – just click “Login” at the top left of the page. Teachers and students use the same button … Continue reading Instructor User Guide
What is a stock? Part ownership of a business Example: lemonade stand You and your friend each put in $5 to start the business ($10 total)—you each own half of the business Shares might cost $5 each—you each own one share; or maybe $1—you each own 5 shares What determines the price of a stock?? In the lemonade stand example you and your friend each … Continue reading Assignment 1: Get Started
For each of the stocks you now own do the following: 1. What is the company’s industry? Will the industry do well in the current economy? Airlines, restaurants, and entertainment stocks are doing poorly due to COVID These stocks should recover as the economy gets going after COVID Internet stocks have done well during COVID Zoom, Amazon, Walmart (online sales are growing), etc. 2. Look … Continue reading Assignment 2: You are in the game. Now what?
For each of the stocks you now own do the following: 1. What is the company’s industry? Will the industry do well in the current economy? Airlines, restaurants, and entertainment stocks are doing poorly due to COVID These stocks should recover as the economy gets going after COVID. These stocks should recover as the economy gets going after COVID Internet stocks have done well during … Continue reading Elementary Assignment 2: You are in the game. Now what?
What is a stock? Part ownership of a business, like you and a friend having a lemonade stand. You would each own half of the stand and split the income. What determines a stock price? Stock prices are based on how much money investors think the company will make. If you were buying a lemonade stand Would you pay $20 for a lemonade stand you … Continue reading Elementary Assignment 1: Get Started