JA Stock Market Challenge | Junior Achievement of Central Iowa

JA Stock Market Challenge with Career Exploration Hour

When: April 9, 2019
Where: John Deere Financial Conference Center 
stock market challange
 

The JA Stock Market Challenge with Career Exploration Hour  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.

2019 JA Stock Market Challenge Committee:

Casey Decker – Committee Co-chair

Dave Moore – Committee Co-chair

Patty Dyar

Cindy Elsbernd

Brian Neitzel

Steve Probst

Lori Ristau

Rob TeKolste

Sean Vicente

Brian Waller

Collin Lane – staff

Katie Vine - staff

Tracy Zimmerman – staff

 
Sample Event Schedule
9:00 AM: Students Arrive
9:30 AM: Career Exploration
10:45 AM: JA Stock Market Challenge
Noon: Business Leader Luncheon
 
Need More Information?
For more information about this event, please email Katie Vine at katie@jacentraliowa.org 
 

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Email katie@jacentraliowa.org to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Stock Market Challenge .

A special thank you to our 2018 sponsors! 

 

Presenting Sponsor:

 

cfa iowa

 

Cornerstone Sponsor:

farm bureau financial services          john deere financial         

mid american energy          prairie meadows

emc insurance                  

 

Stock Trader Sponsor:

ameriprise financial          busines solver

bankers trust          holmes murphy

imt group          meredith

professional solutions          sammons financial group

kpmg          ita group 

knapp properties         us bank  

 

two rivers marketing         aureon

        

 College Sponsor:

Drake Univiersity

 

High School Inspire Sponsor:

iowa bankers association          reynolds reynolds insurance brokers

 

High School Exploration Sponsor:

cbi foundation          

 

                

                     greater des moines partnership

Mercy Liveup                     kum and go

Brockway                     

 

Team Sponsor:

blue compass                 city state bank                   

raccoon valley bank                            

 

Thank you to all of our 2018  High School participants

60 teams representing 12 Central Iowa High Schools.
  • ADM HS
  • Ankeny- Centennial HS
  • Ankeny HS
  • APEX (Waukee)
  • Dowling Catholic HS
  • Madrid HS
  • Marshalltown HS
  • Norwalk HS
  • OA-BCIG High School
  • Saydel High School
  • Valley High School

 

 

 

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