Stock Market Investing for Teens With Stock Market Simulator, 3 Weeks
3-session course, taught by an experienced retired educator, introduces your teen to investing in the stock market and includes 6 months of access to a stock market simulator with which to practice their new skills.
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55 minutes per class
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This course covers the same content as the 1-week course, but weekly classes offer a little more time for homework and reflection. This course includes three classes and at least 6 months of access to a stock market simulation challenge ($15 value and only available through educational institutions). Students are always excited about getting access to the virtual trading platform and building a mock portfolio, and I make sure they know what they are doing before they get started. We...
This class is taught in English.
Students will become familiar with basic terminology about the stock market and be able to use the terminology accurately in their discussions. They will understand what the stock market is, the difference between private and public corporations, how individual stocks differ from funds, what an index is, and how dividends work. Students will complete basic research about a stock/company in order to make investment decisions about it. Students will create an investment portfolio and be able to explain the rationale for their investment decisions. Students will monitor their returns and explain why their portfolio gains or loses value.
I'm an experienced teacher and successful investor. I have been managing my own investment portfolio since 2012 and successfully and safely incorporating options into my investing strategies since 2017. In 2020, I retired from a 30-year career in public education and established Saylor Financial Fundamentals, teaching adult Novice Investors how to get started in the stock market. I have certifications from the State of NC to teach students of all ages from preschool to high school, including (among others) licenses to teach Math and students who are academically gifted. Expanding my financial education services to include teens is a logical next step!
Class One: 1) Go over the list of terminology to see if you need clarification about any of the terms. Use Google, Investopedia or any other resources you find online to look up terms you are unsure about, and bring any questions to the next class. 2) Look at the review questions. How many can you answer? Again, bring questions you are unsure about to the next class for discussion. 3) Research your chosen stock and, if you are comfortable doing so, report back to the group in writing or orally. Class Two: Set up your portfolio and begin buying stocks and funds. Class Three: You'll have access to your simulated investment portfolio for about 6 months, so continue to build your (virtual) wealth!
Students will assess their success by monitoring their (virtual) portfolios to see if they gain value.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The Personal Finance Lab is a learning platform with a stock market simulator that is available to educational institutions. While there is a free version of the program, I have selected the upgraded version for my students. This version allows me to customize the trading features I make available, including options trading. If there is sufficient interest, I will be adding an advanced stock market course in the future which includes options trading. The $15/student registration cost for the simulator is included in the course fees. There is no concerning content in the stock market simulator, but students' investing portfolios and rationale for selecting specific investments may be visible to other teens who are enrolled in the same challenge. https://www.personalfinancelab.com/stock-game/
Retired Educator: Montessori, Gifted, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, ASL, Financial Fundamentals for Novice Investors and Novice Options Traders
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
2 total reviews
3 completed classes
I am a lifetime educator. I spent most of my professional career working in public education in North Carolina. I raised two Deaf children adopted as preschoolers, as well as a home-grown son and a stepson. I was the kind of mom who learned to...