Students at WMS learn about the stock market

Sep 23, 2013

Jack Bishop, CFP for Edward Jones in Waynesville, presented an overview of the stock market to the students in Sandra Thompson’s classes at Waynesville Middle School on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Bishop went over terms that are basic to the stock market in preparation to teams participating in a stock market simulation offered by the North Carolina Council on Economic Education.

The Stock Market Game™ (SMG) gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in a real-time portfolio while they compete against their peers across the state. Students will learn economic, financial, and business concepts while building their 21st century skills during the simulation this fall.