Stock Market Project
  1. Go to NYSE website – name 5 things you can find out about the New York Stock Market http://corporate.nyx.com/en/who-we-are/history/new-york
  2. Does your family own stocks? If so, what companies. If not, what would they like to own?
Need to find the parent company? Parent Company Link
  1. Dictionary.com find definition of certain Stock Market words. See
    1. Dividend
    2. Capital
    3. Bond
    4. Demand
    5. Stock
    6. Stockbroker
    7. Bull Market
    8. Economy
    9. Bear Market
    10. Bond
    11. Go to Yahoo Finance.com and check out the headlines and see what is new in the world of finance
    12. How do you read a stock quote:
    13. Video clip on Stock Market Crash – Youtube.com **1929 Wall Street Stock Market Crash** and **Stock Market Crash 2008**
    14. Research 3 companies (one of each of the following categories)
      1. Environmental (Green) Stock Ex. Solar Energy – **Green Progress Stocks**
      2. Technology Stock Ex. Apple – **Wikipedia: list of the largest global technology companies**
      3. Retail Stock Ex. Macys – **Seeking Alpha**
      4. Buy the stocks
        1. You have $15,000 to buy shares of stock in all three categories. ($5,000 for each company.)
        2. For example, if your stock is $25.50 per share, how many shares can you buy for $5000. Remember you can’t buy part of a share. When you divide 5000 by 25.50 you get a decimal, 196.078. You can buy 196 shares because you don’t have enough to buy 197. So, how much did you actually spend. Take the amount of shares and multiply by the price per share to get how much you spent. 196 * 25.50 = $4998. Most likely you will not spend exactly $5000.
        3. Fill in the chart.
Company
Price per share
Amount of shares
Total Price














Grand Total

*This Total will be used for the entire project
  1. Tracking your stock – See worksheet
    1. Go to Yahoofinance.com
    2. Use the previous close
Company:
Date
Number of shares*
Amount per Share
Stock Value
























*Number of shares will stay the same throughout the project





Company:
Date
Number of shares*
Amount per Share
Stock Value
























*Number of shares will stay the same throughout the project





Company:
Date
Number of shares*
Amount per Share
Stock Value








































Stock Market Game Project:
Create a brief company profile for each stock your team owns during the game. Include a summary of the company’s products, where it operates, strengths and weaknesses - especially in comparison to competitors - and copies of the most recent annual income statement and balance sheet (obtained from the company’s annual report or other source).
2. Collect basic data about stocks in portfolio including: 52 week high and low; PE ratio; volume of trading; Beta; etc.
3. Clippings about stock or mutual funds in the portfolio - these can be newspaper clippings, Internet news articles, magazine ads or articles, etc.
4. Current price of each stock or mutual fund the team owns at the close of the market each day or week. Put information in an Excel spreadsheet and create charts for each stock or mutual fund.
5. Detailed record of any buy or sell transactions including: stock or fund name and ticker symbol, date of transaction, number of shares, price per share, total costs, broker’s fees, and current equity. (Justify calculations in portfolio.)
6. Create your own math problems using information in the portfolio.
7. Compare data by charting your team holdings with the S&P or Dow Jones averages.
8. Create a glossary of terms learned throughout the SMG program.
9. Use SMG program activities as writing prompts journals. Using persuasive writing skills, students can cite their research and “persuade” team to buy or sell certain stocks or mutual funds.
10. Using reflective writing skills, students can reflect on why a stock or fund did or didn’t do well, why they disagree with a team’s decision, why and how the economy is affecting their stock or particular industry, etc.
11. Describe a current event and the economic environment that could affect investment decisions.
12. Write an essay explaining an investment strategy and why it was successful or was not successful.