The Stock Market Game is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages 4th-12th graders in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures. Nearly 600,000 students take part across 50 states. There were 1,200 students who participated in West Virginia during the 2018-2019 school year.
Starting with a virtual $100,000, student teams or individuals strive to create the best performing portfolio of bonds, common stocks, and mutual funds. Notre Dame had the top two teams in the state. First place with an ending portfolio balance of $113,822.75 and a 13.80 percentage return above the S&P 500 were the team of Jeremy Hardman and Kira Riffle. In second place with an ending portfolio balance of $113,814.53 and a 13.79 percentage return above the S&P 500 was Alessandro Cava.
Congratulations to the students and their advisor pictured from the left are Jeremy Hardman, Kira Riffle, Billy Pulice ’71, and Alessandro Cava. Another thank you to Notre Dame teacher Michelle Riggs for class preparation and support of the stock market game.