Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Why do they do stock market games in school?

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2 Responses to “Why do they do stock market games in school?”
  1. James says:

    That would be pretty awesome.

    I think the concept is to teach basic fundamentals of trading, and then if there is any interest, they’ll learn afterwards.

    I live in the UK, my school never did stock market games, I wish they did, economics is more interesting than French.

    EDIT: Ah, well by basic fundamentals, I mean simply as ‘some go up, some go down’ – a lot of people in my business studies class weren’t even aware of the existence of the stock exchange, they thought you contacted Microsoft and asked to buy part of their company – so anything is better, but yes, I agree you method makes more sense.

  2. jeff410 says:

    These games are usually done in high school economics classes. We did it 30 years ago on paper. The idea isnt to teach students how to be traders. The idea in high school is to teach students the very basic concepts of how the market works. They do not have the prerequisites to do what you are suggesting. That’s college level.

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