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S.D. Stock Market Game

The South Dakota Stock Market Game Program is sponsored by the South Dakota Council on Economic Education housed at the University of South Dakota School of Business and Black Hills State University's Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Studies.

The Stock Market Game is a competition is which teams of students from 4th grade through college invest $100,000 in "play" money in stocks and mutual funds. Cash prizes are awarded at the end of the session in the following divisions:

  • Junior High: Grades 4 through 8
  • High School: Grades 9-12
  • College: Grades 13-16

Students participating in the simulation develop skills in math, computers, business, economics, language arts, social science, research and critical thinking. Participation in the program includes several newsletters and materials that teach the students about the stock market, the American economic system and the global economy. Teams research certain stocks via the computer and invest in companies that they believe will appreciate in price during the competition. Free workshops prior to the start of the spring and fall programs are provided to show the teachers and students how the game is played and to discuss various learning tools. To find out how to participate, go to
SD Stock Market Game.

Contact Information

Don Altmyer, S.D. Stock Market Game Program Coordinator
605-642- 6266
Donald.Altmyer@bhsu.edu.

Dr. Lynne Roach, Executive Director of the Council on Economic Education
605-677-5559
Lynne.Roach@usd.edu

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