Stock Market Simulation
What is the Stock Market Simulation?
The Stock Market Simulation (SMS) is an easy and simple method of learning how to invest in the stock market without using real money. Students manage hypothetical $100,000 investment portfolios as they compete for a cash prize. Ten week games are offered each semester. A separate year long program runs each October to April. The Wisconsin Stock Market Simulation is the ONLY game in Wisconsin where students are awarded with prizes and the winning teams are invited to an awards banquet where they receive medals, T-shirts, and certificates.
Each 10 week team costs $25 and will be billed directly to the school. School year challenge teams cost $40.00. We suggest no more than 5 students per team and EconomicsWisconsin limits the prizes per team to five (5).
Who Can Use the SMS?
The program is available to all public and private school students throughout the state of Wisconsin. The SMS is a flexible program that can be used to meet requirements in various subjects. While students of all ages are welcome to participate, the SMS is recommended for students in grades 4-12.
Teachers who use the SMS often teach:
- After school club activities
- Business education
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Financial education
- General elementary classes
- Gifted and talented programs
- Social studies
We also offer the Stock Market Simulation competitions for:
- Technical college students
- College students
- Wisconsin Department of Corrections