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2025 Stock Market Challenge

Featuring: JA Stock Market

JA Stock Market Challenge is a live simulation where students take what they learned in the classroom, through the JA Take Stock in your Future curriculum, and apply it to the real world. JA Areas facilitate fast-paced competitions based on a fictional marketplace. Students can compete in teams or individually, in person or remotely.

Experience the fast-paced thrill of stock exchange

When: TBD
Where: JA Education Center
Using a simulated trading environment, teams of 3-4 players will experience the fast-paced thrill of the stock exchange. Once the opening bell is rung, the market opens and every 60 seconds is a new trading day! With 60 trading days, each day brings news through Hot Tips and News Releases from the financial markets, challenging teams to evaluate trends and compete for the attention of floor traders to make trades, buy, and sell shares. Due to the volatile market and the high-energy of the competition, teams will be pushed to the brink. Trading is fast, fun, and furious! The team with the highest ROI at the end of 60 days will be crowned the JA Stock Market Champion!

Prepare for the JA Stock Market Challenge with JA Take Stock in Your Future. Students must complete a minimum of three lessons prior to the competition.

“Something that I found really cool about the Stock Market challenge was the opportunity for students to work directly with BlackRock professionals. Not only did the BlackRock Professionals have such valuable insights and expertise that supplemented students’ pre-work and beginners’ knowledge of stock markets, but it helped students realize that investing and trading stocks can be something you can do as a career. I remember a student saying something along the lines of “I didn’t realize that I play around with stocks as a REAL job. I thought it is something that you just do on your own to make a bit of money.” - Abel Berhan, Promise Scholar Specialist

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