- Create a brief company profile for each stock your student owns during the game. Include a summary of the company, where it operates, strengths and weaknesses - especially in comparison to competitors. Research recent annual income statements and balance sheets which can be obtained from the company’s annual reports.
- Collect basic data about stocks in a portfolio, including: 52 week high and low; PE ratio; volume of trading, discuss the trends.
- Collect information about stocks in the portfolio - these can be newspaper articles, Internet news articles, magazine ads or articles, etc.
- Current price of each stock the student 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.
- Create your own math problems using information in the portfolio.
- Create a glossary of terms learned throughout the experience of using Student Stock Trader.
- Using persuasive writing skills, students can pretend to be a stock advisor and “persuade” a potential client to buy or sell certain stocks.
- Using reflective writing skills, students can reflect on why a stock or fund did or didn’t do well, why and how the economy is affecting their stock or particular industry, etc.
- Describe a current event and the economic environment that could affect investment decisions.
- Write an essay explaining an investment strategy and why it was successful or was not successful.
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