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Welcome to Economics Arkansas’ The Stock Market Game™ Program site!

The Stock Market Game™ is a national program of the SIFMA Foundation that allows students and teachers the opportunity to invest a virtual $100,000 in stocks, bonds and mutual funds throughout an engaging 13-week simulation each semester. A year-long session is also available that begins in September and ends in April. Economics Arkansas has been the facilitator of this program in Arkansas since 1999. Check out our video below to hear why it's making such a huge difference in the classroom!

The best news of all is that it is FREE to participate thanks to generous sponsors!

Most Recent Winners

Find the Spring 2022 and 2021-2022 Yearlong winners here.

The program is available to all grade levels but is more easily utilized in grades 4-12, college classes, after school programs and a teacher division. Arkansas is divided into six regions and three divisions:  Elementary (4th-6th grades), Junior High (7th-9th grades) and Senior High (10th-12th grades). We will recognize only the first place regional winner  in each division for the fall, spring, and afterschool competitions at a statewide awards luncheon in the spring. For those participating in the yearlong division, we recognize the first place elementary, first place junior high, first place high school and first place afterschool division winner. There is also a teacher division where educators may compete against one another. The college and teacher divisions are statewide competitions.


TEACHERS: To register for this simulation, visit Select PAY LATER when you register. We will take care of the rest!


The dates for the 2022-2023 Stock Market Game program are:

Fall 2022: September 12-December 9, 2022

Spring 2023: January 9-April 7, 2023

Year-long: Sept.12, 2022-April 14, 2023

Stock Market Game™ Prize Amount
All 1st Place Regional Winners $125 (split among team members)
Teacher Division Winner $100
State #1 Overall Portfolio (student team) $250 (split among team members)
State #1 Overall Portfolio (teacher) $250

"I had no intention of majoring in anything having to do with business. After the playing the Stock Market Game, I now want to major in finance and be a portfolio manager for a living. I really loved the nature and research of the market and thought that this game was a worthwhile endeavor. I would be willing to coach a team at the middle or elementary level to get more kids involved."
Michael C., Senior at Bentonville High School Winner

Workshops are available for teachers wishing to learn more about this simulation. Visit the Event Calendar to learn when workshops are scheduled and to register. Trainings may also be scheduled for your district and /or Go-To-Meetings can be offered for teachers unable to attend trainings during the school day. To register for the teacher promotional game or the official game, log on to Once registered, teachers have access to the Teacher Resource Center which houses lessons, assessments, projects and publications to use when developing opportunities for your students.

For an overview of how the program works, check out this webinarPasscode: pN=i?2t+