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Studying Stocks

Springdale students get into investment game

Posted: February 4, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Caroline Hornor plans to be a forensic anthropologist someday, but on the side, she intends to play the stock market.

At A Glance

Stock Market Game Rules

-Each team starts with $100,000 in “play money.”

-Teams must buy stocks in 100-share lots.

-Teams may invest no more than 30 percent of their total equity in any one stock.

-Teams may not buy or short sell stocks valued at less than $5 per share.

-Teams may buy on the margin, and the interest rate is 7 percent. Portfolio balances receive 0.75 percent interest.

-There is a 1 percent brokerage fee on all transactions.

Source: Economics Arkansas

At A Glance

Local Teams

Benton and Washington counties were represented by a combined 260 teams in last semester’s Stock Market Game. Here are the participating districts and the number of teams from each:

Bentonville: 1

Fayetteville: 18

Prairie Grove: 28

Rogers: 28

Shiloh Christian: 8

Springdale: 177

Source: Staff Report

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