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Welcome to Economics Arkansas’ 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.

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 recognize regional winners for the fall, spring, yearlong and afterschool competitions at a statewide awards luncheon in the spring. There is also a teacher division where educators may compete against one another. The college and teacher divisions are statewide competitions. The cost per team of up to 5 members on a team is $15 for the fall or session. The cost per team for the year long simulation is $30. Check out the funding sources below for financial assistance with team registration.

To register for this simulation, visit

The dates for the 2019-2020 Stock Market Game program are:

Fall 2019: Sept. 9-December 6, 2019

Spring 2020: Jan. 13-April 10, 2020

Year-long: Sept. 9, 2019-April 17, 2020

Click here to view the winners of the Fall 2018 session.

Click here to view the winners and sponsors of the Spring 2019 and here for the Year-Long 2018-19 session.

Click here to view photos from our 20th Anniversary awards luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Doug McMillon and honoring all 2018-19 first- and second-place student winners. 

"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 and Second-Place Winner of the Fall 2015 Session of the Stock Market Game, January 2016

Workshops are available for teachers wishing to learn more about this simulation. Visit the Events 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 a lively overview of how the program works, enjoy this webinar, produced by Marsha Masters of Economics Arkansas!



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