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Stock Market Challenge

November 16, 2017

Nebraska Innovation Campus was the host of the Junior Achievement Stock market Challenge on November 14, 2017.  The event is presented by CFA Society Nebraska.  It offers high school students the chance to get a taste of what it is like to work on Wall Street.  During the event, high school teams from a 12-county region competed in growing a mock stock portfolio.  The team that earned the highest overall net worth was declared the winner.  Elements of the competition include: -Each team is issued $1million in mock stock to invest in 26 fictitious companies, -Each trading day last 90 seconds, allowing two months of trading to be completed in the two-hour competition, -Traders on-site make buying and selling instantaneous, -Period new releases and "hot tips" wil be released, reflecting fictitious real-world events and industry developments, which in turn cause stock prices to fluctuate.  Participants must constantly react tot he market's ups and downs, helping to create a frenetic atmosphere that simulates a real-life trading floor.  Waverly High School sent 32 students to this competition.  Five teams placed in the top 20 with Waverly taking 3rd place overall!

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