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2018 Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

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Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

153 Franklin Street

Buffalo , NY 14202

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Thursday, Nobember 15, 2018

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

9:30 - 1:00 pm

The JA Stock Market Challenge is an unpredictable ride through the highs and lows of the stock market! All the energy and excitement of the stock trading floor is simulated in this innovative, interactive, high-tech event. Teams of four compete in a race to accumulate the highest portfolio while learning the nuances of investing, trading, strategy, why companies issue stock, how actions in one place in the world impact the value of stock in another place, why the stock market is an integral part of our free enterprise system.

  • NEW THIS YEAR....Each team begins the game with $1,000,000 trading dollars to invest in fictitious stock.

  • Once the trading begins, every 60 seconds is a new trading day in a volatile market!

  • Floor traders enter the team trades into handheld computers and the information is immediately transferred to big screens for all participants to see

  • Players track their stock portfolio and their team’s standings on three massive screens.

  • Teams buy and sell stocks from “traders” that instantly send trades to the system.

  • Teams receive News Releases and Hot Stock Tips to help them evaluate stock performance.

  • The team with the largest portfolio after 60 days of trading WINS!

Prepare your students for the 2018 JA Stock Market Challenge: Schedule valuable one or two 40 minute “Take Stock in Your Future” lessons taught by a JA volunteer to help your students understand the basics of the stock market. Please contact Senior Education Manager, Alycia Ivancie at 853‐1381, ext. 215 or aivancie@jawny.org.

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What is the registration deadline? Register today! All school team need to be registered by September 28th. NOTE: Your teams placement on the event floor will be determined by the order in which the stocks are entered online between October 20th and Oct 31st.

Does this event cost to participate? There is no charge to schools to participate. The JA staff and volunteer committee work hard to raise sponsorship funds to present this event each year at no cost. Please let Lisa Roy know if you have any business sponsor contacts she can approach for support. Lroy@jawny.org

Who is paying for this event? Our amazing event sponsors

How many teams can we bring? You can bring up to 5 teams; approximately 20 students. Each team is made up with 4 students. See Lisa Roy with any special circumstances.

Tshirts again? Yes, we will provide student Tshirt again this year because of the generous support of Trocaire College. Your students sizes will be due mid -October.

Will media be present? Yes, this year we are partnering with WBEN Radio and will have a radio personality conduct student interviews and promote through social media. By signing up your school teams, you are allowing JA and others to utilize event photos, videos and audio testimonials for media purposes. Visit our facebook page to view last year's event photo album here.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any further questions you can contact

Lisa Roy, Sr. Development Manager.

E‐mail: lroy@jawny.org
Phone: 853‐1381, ext. 212
Fax: 853‐1385

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