High school students participate in stock exchange simulation

Posted at 7:43 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 21:43:10-04

Students from four high schools across the Treasure Valley participated in a stock exchange simulation at the JUMP center in Boise Thursday afternoon. These students are apart of the Junior Achievements of Idaho and were given this opportunity to experience on a smaller scale what life on wall street looks like. 

Each group of students was given a team name and table number as well as $500,000 fictitious dollars. They were given 50 made-up "companies" to invest in as they would on the stock market floor, "students are actually looking at the big boards, following their stocks, making sales buying additional stocks there's news happening, there's information coming to these students" says Junior Achievement of Idaho President, Sean Evans.

During the two hour simulation, students completed "90 days" of investing and trading stock. Winners were given trophies like the bull that can actually be found in New York on Wall Street.