Local Dealership Sponsors Stock Market Competition

Emerling Ford and Emerling Chrysler Dodge Jeep and RAM

Sponsor S.G.I. Stock Market Competition

Each year, seniors in Mr. Wikman’s economics classes compete in a semester long virtual stock market competition.  Students start with $100,000 in virtual money and buy and sell stocks using real-time information in an attempt to build value in their portfolio through the semester.  The student with the highest value portfolio at the end of each semester wins a $100 cash prize that is donated by Emerling Ford and Emerling Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM of Springville.

This project is an exercise in understanding the various forces that impact the stock market and the importance of including such factors as world events when investing.  The simulation requires a great deal of attention to detail and the ability to manage a diverse number of stocks over a 20 week period.  The fall 2016 semester winner was Devon Schultz who finished the game with a portfolio value of $131,947.  Congratulations, Devon!