Stock Market Competition

Inspiring the future financial leaders of tomorrow

The Stock Market Competition Goes Virtual in 2020!

Junior Achievement is once again very excited to host the JA Stock Market Competition; however, due to the constraints of the current pandemic, JAWM worked with Future Financiers to create a Virtual Stock Market Competition for 2020.

October 1–16, 2020: Teachers conduct in-class competitions on futurefinanciers.com with the goal of determining the top two student teams (4 students to a team) per class. Teachers will have access to the newly developed JA Take Stock in Your Future online program for teaching about the stock market.

Thursday, October 29, 12pm: The Ultimate Virtual JA Stock Market Competition. Top 20 student teams compete against business sponsor teams and teams from area colleges.

2019 Stock Market Competition Winners

Session A

First Place
Team Deficit
Quaboag Regional High School
Net worth: $1,316,055.25
Return on Investment: 31.61%

Second Place
Team Jolly Ranchers
Putnam Vocational Technical Academy
Net Worth: $1,284,065.25
Return on Investment: 28.41%

Third Place
Team Big Bank
Putnam Vocational Technical Academy
Net Worth: $1,282,777.38
Return on Investment: 28.28%

Session B

First Place
Team Stock Stallions
Monson High School
Net Worth: $1,622,779.12
Return on Investment: 62.28%

Second Place
Pathfinder Team B
Net Worth: $1,580,278.75
Return on Investment: 58.03%

What is the Stock Market Competition?

High school students explore what it takes to succeed on Wall Street during the largest single-day Student Stock Market Competition in North America.

In this high-tech stock market simulation, student teams are “given” $1,000,000 to invest in over 50 fictitious stocks. With trading days lasting just 60 seconds, the goal is to build the highest portfolio net worth in a frantic 60 “days.”

Sponsoring businesses are encouraged to field their own teams for the Ultimate Virtual JA Stock Market Competition.

Stock Market Competition Links

2020 Sponsors

INSPIRE TOMORROW’S FINANCIAL LEADERS AS A CORPORATE SPONSOR

Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts is seeking corporate sponsors of high school teams for the first Virtual Stock Market Challenge in Western Mass!

Our corporate sponsors provide opportunities for high school students to experience firsthand the realities of stock trading, perhaps inspiring the future financial leaders of tomorrow.

Online Sponsorship Registration

Sponsoring businesses are encouraged to field their own teams for the Ultimate Virtual JA Stock Market Competition on October 29.

Online Corporate Team Sign Up

Volunteers

No knowledge or experience needed. We will show you what to do when you arrive.

Volunteer Sign Up

To learn more about participation and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Connolly at 413-747-7670 or jconnolly@jawm.org.

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