Stock Market Game

Stock Market Game

Sponsored in Alabama by Sterne Agee  

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Easy to learn! Easy to teach! The Alabama Stock Market Game (SMG) is an exciting 10-week, on-line trading experience. Students begin with $100,000 and may purchase stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and make any number of trades with their available funds. The teams with the most valuable portfolios at the end of the 10 weeks win their division. Learn to play before you teach! Free Teacher Promo Games September 3-20, and September 9-27, 2013 and January 6-24, 2014. Student Team Games: Fall Session September 30–December 6, 2013; and Spring Session January 27–April 4, 2014.

 Who plays?

§  Grades 4-12

§  Public and private schools, home schooled, and non-profit youth organizations

§  10,000 students at over 200 schools in 2012-13

Registration: Register for the SMG at

Cost:  $15/team or $13.50/team if 5 or more teams. Limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

Divisions:  Grades 4-8 and 9-12 play in separate divisions; state divided into North and South.

Teams:  One to five students per paying team; three to five students per scholarship team.

Prizes:  Top teams receive drawstring backpacks. Amount of cash prizes subject to sponsorship.

Participation prizes:  Students and teachers have a chance to win random prizes regardless of portfolio value.

Training and Curriculum materials:  All free and correlated to Alabama State standards. Lesson plans for every subject and grade level including:

          Social studies

·         Economics

·         Math

·         Language Arts

·         Business Education

·         Technology

·         Consumer Science

·         Gifted



ACEE Program Director:   Toll Free:  (866) 326-0585.

Benefits to Students:

*        Learn the securities markets through real-time simulation.

*        Learn economics principles and financial understanding through the securities markets

*        Work with real variables:  actual prices, a fluctuating market, commissions for trades, etc.

*        Analyze news events and their impact on the market and effects on the economy.

*        Strengthens their internet and computer skills by making virtual trades online

*        Work together to make team decisions

*        Improve writing skills with “InvestWrite, the national essay competition that enhances the SMG by giving students a chance to demonstrate what they are learning in the classroom


Frequently Asked Questions

Divisions & Regions

Important Dates

The Main Menu

InvestWrite Essay Contest

Rules of the Game

Scholarship requests


SMG is the online stock trading experience approved by the New York Stock Exchange/EuroNext and
the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation.