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2023-2024 DATES

  • Yearlong Session - September 11, 2023 - April 19, 2024
  • Fall Session - October 9, 2023 - December 15, 2023
  • Spring Session - February 12, 2024 - April 19, 2024
  • Enrich Spring Session - April 15, 2024 - June 7, 2024 (non competitive)

More THAN A GAME. AN education FOR LIFE

What is the Stock Market Game™ Program?

The Stock Market Game™ (SMG) is an interdisciplinary educational simulation that teaches about the stock markets, the American economic system, and the global economy. Participants develop skills in math, language arts, research, and critical thinking, while building and maintaining a stock portfolio. During the 10-week simulation, teams of up to five students manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio.

The adult advisor registers the student teams. Student teams are provided online access to their own online investment portfolio. Students research and apply their investment ideas in a real-world market environment. Teams are ranked based on their performance.

Why Should My Students Participate?

The Stock Market Game™ is a hands-on way to help students understand economic concepts and important life skills such as budgeting, decision making and personal finance. Students can learn problem-solving, risk assessment, cooperation, and teamwork- capabilities that will last a lifetime.

Who Can Play?

SMG™ is used in grades 4-12 in public and private schools, home schooled and non-profit youth programs. More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. Last year in Maryland, approximately 17,700 students at 324 schools participated in the program.

Who Sponsors the Program?

The SIFMA Foundation provides financial support, materials, and other assistance for local SMG™ programs. Please check out the list of local sponsors at the bottom of this page.

What is the Cost?

There is a small registration fee per team. $15 for 10-week sessions and $30 for yearlong session. Contact our office regarding grants to cover the cost of the program at your school.

What Kind of Support is Provided to Teachers?

Once you are registered, Advisor ID and password to access the Teacher Support Center. Here you will find:

  • Lesson plans
  • Videos
  • Assessments
  • and much more...

Additionally, MCEE provides resources and materials for teachers created by teachers.

There are five overarching units associated with the SMG curriculum that correlate with your students' involvement with the online program and trading simulation:

  1. Understanding SMG
  2. Before You Invest
  3. Selecting Your Investments
  4. Tracking Your Investments
  5. Reflection/End of Game

How Do I Get Started?

Teachers who want to bring the SMG™ to their classrooms can access the SMG™ homepage at http://www.stockmarketgame.org Once registered, teachers will receive a username and password to participate. (refer to the instructions below)

Consider attending one of information sessions on Wednesday, August 31st. Wednesday, September 14th or Tuesday, September 27th. Visit our Events page to register.

Adult investors who wish to participate can also access the SMG™ homepage for registration information. After signing up, you’ll be given an account number and password to participate.

Stock Market Game™ Tie-Ins to Maryland Content Standards


For more information, contact:

Mary Metzler, Director of Student Programs, mmetzler@towson.edu

Maryland Council on Economic Education
(410) 704-2137


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