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Stock Market Game CES Team Places 8th in the State

Crestline Elementary 6th graders participated in The SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game from February 4, 2018 through April 12, 2018. Led my math teacher Teresa Howell, these students competed in the middle school division with one of their 22 teams placing 8th out of 265 teams in the state of Alabama. After learning about the stock market, investments, risk, and diversification, each team researched and invested $100,000 online into companies trading on NYSE or NASDAQ. These 6th graders made weekly minimum trades of 10 shares, invested no more than 30% equity in one stock or mutual fund, and even paid a 1% broker’s fee for each transaction. This project-based learning provided real world experiences for Crestline Elementary students. Congratulations Crestline!