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THE 2014 9TH ANNUAL STOCK MARKET COMPETITION
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AND HIGH SCHOOL EVENT A SPONSOR:
On November 13, 2014 the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA will be turned into the New York Stock Exchange for the Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts' 9th Annual Stock Market Competition. Our high school event will be held in the morning. More than 800 students from 28 schools will participate! Prior to the event, students are given three prep lessons to familiarize them with the stock market, how stocks are bought and sold, and how to work together as a team to participate in the event. Each team will be given a fictitious $1,000,000 to invest in 50 fictitious stocks. Each trading day is an exciting 60 seconds, with a total of 60 trading days, all happening over the course of 60 minutes! Teams must continuously read the "news of the day" to keep abreast of what's happening in the marketplace. They have to make quick decisions, get the attention of a trader and buy, sell, or trade. The goal is to build the highest portfolio net worth in a frantic "60 days"!
In addition, each team is given a QR code to scan into their smart phones, which will take them to a live webpage of their portfolios. This allowed teams to make up to the minute, knowledgeable decisions.
For sponsorship information or information on getting your school involved, please contact Jennifer Connolly at Junior Achievement of Western MA.
Last year's high school winners were: in third place, Ludlow High School. Second place went to Southwest Vermont Career Center! First place went to Putnam Vocational High School from Springfield, MA!
The Minions from Putnam Vocational High School, Springfield, MA
Last year our evening event consisted of over 300 college students and business professionals. The evening began with a networking event and dinner followed by the competition. And the winners were:
1st Place Highest Net Worth & Highest Return on Investment: MGM Springfield
Second Place - Highest Net Worth - Easthampton Savings Bank
Third Place - Highest Net Worth - Young President's Organization
Second Place - Highest Return on Investment - Putnam Vocational High School Teachers
Third Place - Highest Return on Investment - Savage Arms