About the Stock Market Game

The SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game™ gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an on-line portfolio. Teachers who participate gain assess to a library of learning materials correlated to national voluntary and state educational standards in Math, Business Education, Economics, English/Language Arts, Technology, Social Studies and Family and Consumer Sciences. These resources have inspired many teachers to incorporate the program into classes in creative ways — at all levels, from 4th grade to 12th grade, all across the curriculum.

The Stock Market Game also teaches and reinforces 5 essential skills and concepts:

  • Teamwork: students work in teams to determine a strategy for growing their wealth.

  • Research: students research corporations and stay on-top of current events.

  • How Markets Work: The SMG mirrors the real marketplace, giving students a glimpse into the real-world of trading.

  • Competition: Competitive gameplay creates student excitement and engagement.

  • Relevancy: The educational experience delivers an impact on the student's financial life NOW and in the future.

2020-2021 Dates

Fall Game:

September 28, 2020 - December 4, 2020

State House Challenge (Year Long Game):

October 12, 2020 - April 9, 2021

Spring Game:

February 1, 2021 - April 9, 2021