LEC Junior Finishes First in Stock Market Simulation: Lee Early College junior, Caitlyn McLeod, placed first in the Eastern Region Stock Market Game (SMG). SMG poses the question “What would you do if you were given $100,000?” Students are given a hypothetical $100,000 dollars to invest in a virtual stock market that mirrors our true stock market. Through SMG, the students gain a fundamental understanding of investing and how might they get their money to work for them. The SMG is ten weeks and students have to check trends and fluctuations in the market daily to make important decisions on which stocks to hold, sell, and buy.
Caitlyn used her knowledge of holiday sales to make her selections. She said, "When picking my stocks I chose ones that I knew would boom during the holiday season. With Black Friday coming up and other Christmas sales I tried to invest in stock that many people would flock to, including myself." With that in mind, she bought stock in Starbucks, Apple, and Target, among others. Caitlyn found this to be a rewarding experience and stated, "Competing in the stock market game gave me an insight to the different procedures it takes to pick a stock and be successful with it."
Caitlyn will be recognized for her accomplishments at an awards banquet in the spring.
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