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JA Idaho Stock Market Challenge


2019 Idaho Stock Market Challenge

October 8th, 2019
Boise Centre, Boise, ID
8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Start times
2 Student Sessions this year - 8:30 am and 11:30 am
Corporate Event - 5:00 p.m. Reception - Opening Bell at 6:00 p.m.  more details here

Stock Market Challenge
The Stock Market Challenge is a technology-based simulation of the stock market in which every 60 seconds represents a day of trading.  Beginning with a hypothetical account balance of $500,000, the stakes are high and competition is fierce.
Corporate funders sponsor their own team(s), as well as approximately 500 high school students who will complete in-school lessons before competing in the Stock Market Challenge event.  The simulation allows the students to experience all of the rush with none of the risk.  Following the event, students will also have the opportunity to review the game and analyze the impact of their trades.
At the end of the experience, students walk away with a sense of how the stock market works, the necessity of teamwork, and will have learned to be more financially savvy, while the corporate sponsors walk away having invested in far more than just another networking event.  They have invested in the future.  They have introduced their brand and support to the next generation, and they have become stakeholders in the Junior Achievement mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Your support will help local students learn financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship skills that will prepare them for a self-sustaining future. 
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Student Event

Corporate Event
For more information about the Stock Market Challenge email Sean Evans or call (208) 375-5243  
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Join us for the Junior Achievement of Idaho Stock Market Challenge on October 8th, 2019 at the Boise Centre.  The evening begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m..  Hors d'oevers and libations will be served.

At 6:00 p.m. the New York Stock Exchange floor comes alive in Boise with the Opening Bell on 60 days of simulated trading.  Your team will buy, sell, and manage your portfolio of fictitious stocks.  Every 60-80 seconds represents a day.  The pace is feverish; the excitement levels are high as you compete against other teams from companies around the Treasure Valley to lay to the JA Stock Market Challenge trophy.

Your insight on reading news tips, your skills at evaluating trends, and managing risk will be very helpful in this simulation.  Floor traders will be on hand to help you execute your trades and everything will be on display on the video screens around the room.  Will your team have the skills to move to the top of the leaderboards and stay there till the Closing Bell?

Not only will the evening be different than your typical networking reception, but you will learn more about Junior Achievement programs in Idaho and how you can support our efforts to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.         

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