The Stock Market Game™
The SIFMA Foundation’s acclaimed Stock Market Game™ program is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures. More than 700,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. The Stock Market Game has reached 13 million students since its inception in 1977.
An independent study by Learning Point Associates found students who participated in the SMG program scored significantly higher on mathematics and financial literacy tests than their peers who did not. They also found that teachers who taught SMG reported the program motivated them to better plan for their future and to engage in financial planning, research, and use of investment products and services.
The Alliance for Investor Education calls the SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game one of the "10-best Web-based resources for teachers looking to give their students a strong knowledge base in investing and personal finance." (Press Release
Capitol Hill Challenge
The Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) is a special version of the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game™ where teams of high school students organized by Congressional district and state invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The Top Five performing teams are recognized at an awards reception in Washington, D.C. Since the CHC began in 2004, nearly 1,700 Representatives and Senators have engaged in this special version of the Stock Market Game™ Program with more than 47,000 students from schools across the country.
The SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite national essay competition is a culminating activity for Stock Market Game students, extending what they have learned in SMG by challenging them to analyze, think critically and problem solve. Students address real world financial issues and situations by answering a question about long-term saving and investing.