The Stock Market Game

“More than a Game, an Education for Life”

The Oklahoma Stock Market Game (SMG) is a simulation of a real market, designed to involve students in the world of finance and investing as a means of helping them learn about how a market economy works. Student teams of 3 to 5 students are ‘given’ $100,000 to invest in the real-time market and compete based upon their portfolio performance over a ten-week period.

The program is available to all Oklahoma public and private school students in grades 4 through 12. The program is adaptable for many different classes, including social studies, mathematics, economics, business, technology, gifted, English, and club activities. Students learn to develop team strategies, make decisions, and become informed about investment and economic terms. They also learn to see the connection between world events and their investments.

2023 – 2024 Dates

Fall Semester: September 11, 2023 – December 8, 2023

Spring Semester: January 29, 2024 – April 19, 2024

Full Year: September 11, 2023 – April 19, 2024

Thank You To Our SMG Sponsors:

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  • Teacher Resources
    • Teachers receive Oklahoma SMG resources once their registration has been completed (must register each semester).
    • Teachers receive weekly SMG resources from the SIFMA Foundation during the game.
    • Teacher resources are available within the SMG site under the Teacher Support Center.
  • FREE for Oklahoma public and private school teachers and students thanks to our generous sponsors. Other adults are welcome to participate, but we ask them to make a $25 donation to cover the cost of the program. Please click here to donate.
  • SMG fits into many types of classrooms. 
  • SMG promotes team building skills since students compete in teams of 3-5 students each.
  • SMG has partner programs.
    • InvestWrite (IW) is an innovative national writing competition that adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom during SMG. Click here for more information about InvestWrite.
    • Invest It Forward (IIF) is a complementary program to SMG which connects classroom teachers to a financial industry professional in their area. Click here for more information about Invest It Forward.
    • Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) is a special edition of SMG that matches public school teams with their local member of Congress. Click here for more information about the Capitol Hill Challenge. Congratulations to Muldrow High School (Teacher: Shea McCrary) for being a 2021 CHC Top 10 Finalist!

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