Teacher Guides, Lesson Plans, Student Handouts Videos & Externals Links
Distance Learning Tools
SMG Distance Learning Tools
As the education landscape changes to distance learning for the forseeable future, the SIFMA Foundation has been working hard to support our teachers in continuing to offer the SMG program to students.
- Stock Market Game Registration Step by Step (PDF)
- Stock Market Game 12 Step Guide (PDF)
- Detailed Troubleshooting Guide (PDF)
- Student Teams Consist of 2 – 4 Students. Teams with one student or more than 4 will be placed in a special region and will not be eligible for end-of-competition awards at either the regional or state level.
- A student may not participate on more than one team during each game session. If this occurs, both teams will be disqualified from the competition portion of the SMG.
- A team may hold no more than 20% of its equity in a single position. The system monitors this rule.
- All registration fees must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the end of the competition in order for a team to qualify for a regional or state award.
To better understand the Virginia rules, download this PDF or contact email@example.com
A complete set of the national SMG Program Rules can be found here (must be logged into SMG account to view)
- After the Bell…Before the Curtain: (A play) Review terms and concepts from SMG. Winning is not the most important part of the simulation.
- Black Thursday…Will History Repeat Itself?: Use current conditions to research and highlight the crash that precipitated the Great Depression.
- Chocolate Charts: Team will develop charts and graphs based on portfolio.
- How do I Make a Million Dollars That Is: Questions to help develop math calculations, matrices, graphs, charts, spreadsheets, averages, and percentages.
- How To Choose a Stock: Lesson 14, from Learning from the Market
- SMG Power Point Project Portfolio: Team will develop a presentation based on portfolio
- Stock Market Savvy: Investing for your future. Designed for middle school and high school students, this program contains eight activities that introduce students to the financial world of long-term savings and investment in stocks.
Integration Across the Curriculum & Support of Multiple Standards of Learning
- SMG Teacher Support Center – a video on the information and lessons available to teachers on the SMG website
- Enter a Trade – a video demonstrating how to make transactions on SMG
- Rules of the Stock Market Game Video:
Handouts for Students
- Trading the SMG Way – handout on making stock transactions on SMG
- SMG Stock Research Worksheet
- Interpreting Stock Quote – glossary of terms involved in a stock quote
- Bonds the SMG Way – step by step instructions for buying bonds in the SMG portfolio
- When You Sell Short – the reasoning being selling short and examples of the math involved
- Your SMG Margin
- Meet Your Margin– explains what buying on the margin means and what different stock purchasing options are for investors
- The Equity Rule – explains the Maximum Percent Equity rule, in place for SMG participants in order to encourage participants to diversify their portfolios.
More Resources for Teachers
- The Stock Market – newspaper-based activities for teachers introducing their students to the stock market and investing
- American Alphabet Cody – corporate trademarks/logos for students to identify
- Anatomy of an SMG Trade – helpful timeline information
- Understanding Mutual Funds – 50-page booklet on mutual funds
- List of Publicly Traded Companies with Virginia Headquarters – these companies trade on a variety of exchanges; therefore some may not be available for purchase in The Stock Market Game
- Sample Letter to Parents – sample letter to introduce SMG to parents/guardians and how they can reinforce and encourage student learning
- SMG Participation Certificate – downloadable certificate for student participants
- American Stock Exchange
- CBS Market Watch
- EDGAR Database of Corporate Information
- Hoover’s Online: Have the product and do not know the parent corporation? (type in name of the product after “for”)
- ICI: Mutual funds
- Investor Protection Trust The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 guide is an investor education and protection teaching guide developed for high school teachers
- Learning Earning and Investing: the latest lesson plans developed by the Council on Economic Education. Some topics include: savings accounts, mutual funds, how to buy and sell stocks
- Moody’s Investor’s Service: Moody’s Investors Service – ratings, research and data
- Motley Fool
- My Money – Federal Government’s website dedicated to helping Americans understand more about their money: how to save, invest and manage it to meet your personal goals
- Nasdaq Stock Market
- New York Stock Exchange
- The Young Investor Web site
- Yahoo: Finance