JA Stock Market Challenge | Junior Achievement of Central Iowa

2020 Event Presented by: Farm Bureau Financial Services

Recap of 2020 JA Stock Market Challenge Presented by Farm Bureau Financial Services:

 Student Challenge at John Deere Financial: 150 high school students benefitted from an "Investment Hour" where they heard from financial professionals about getting starting in investing and saving early for retirement. The students competed as portfolio managers in 60 day simulation of the market. Congrats to the following schools! 1st Place: Madrid, 2nd Place: Des Moines Christian, 3rd Place: Marshalltown

 Corporate Challenge at River Center: Over 20 corporate teams enjoyed a cocktail hour, JA Investor Update, dinner and then battled for bragging rights. Prairie Meadows, led by board member, Elaine Castelline, was the "Highest ROI" champ with an impressive 104.33% return. John Deere Financial won "Highest Net Worth" A.K.A. "donate the win" as the only team to surpass the $2M mark at $2,166,233 – congrats and hope all had fun!

 View many great photos from the event here.

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The JA Stock Market Challenge is an exciting, fast-paced competition, which is centered on a software system that simulates a 60-day cycle of the stock market and its function of buying, selling, analysis and risk.  Every 60 seconds represents a day of trading.  The goal of each team (3-4 players) is to accumulate the highest possible net worth in their investment portfolio at the close of trading.  The event is an evening of fun and excitement, where the stakes are high and the
competition is fierce.

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2020 High School Challenge

9:00 am | Check In
9:30 - 10:45 am | Investment Hour Presentations
10:45 am - 12:30 pm | JA Stock Market Challenge
12:30 - 1:00 pm | Lunch (Provided)
1:00 pm | Dismissal/Bus Pick Up

Investment Hour Presentation Topics

Topic Pro Advice  Diversification: Don't put all your eggs in one basket"  Stock Investing Tips
Focus Area ("At your age I wish I knew..", Compound Interest, Employer Matches) (Mutual Funds, Stocks/Bonds/Cash) (Company Valuation, Ratios, Risk)



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