The Accounting and Business Logistics behind the Stock Market Game
Mayra L Mojica Butler, Lecturer, Business, Hostos Community College
The SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game is a program that provides the students with a unique opportunity to practice and learn how the economy, stock markets and their portfolios working in the real world. The program is designed for students to work in teams while using active learning strategies for a flipped classroom to manage and grow a simulated investment portfolio throughout the semester. The Stock Market Game is a virtual game that allows students to put into practice the concepts learned in the semester. They will research and evaluate stocks or mutual funds and bonds to make economic decisions for virtual investments. The program provide students ideas for making the transition from a regular textbook accounting calculations to business applications in the real world. It is an opportunity as well for students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the essential life skill of financial literacy of investing and savings. A FINRA- funded study by the American Institute for Research found that students who participates in the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game program improved academic performance, increase engagement and class participation, with higher test scores than other students. Students will review concepts such as slopes, trends, expectations, formulas, stock charts, and portfolio analysis of their investments in their respective ePortfolio at the end of the semester. FINRA is the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and SIFMA is the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. The Stock Market Game (SMG) is provided by the SIFMA Foundation here in NYC.