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Cybrary Man: How I Taught...Stocks

I taught a complete unit on the Stock Market.

The New York Stock Exchange had a wonderful 16 MM film (I am showing my age!)and later I used a really nice HBO feature on the Stock Market Crash.

My students learned how to read the stock page in the newspaper. They learned about stock symbols and how to do research on a company that was listed on the stock exchange.

We chose one stock per class to follow for the course of a month (or until each student was responsible for the closing price and to graph the progress of the stock). One student was required to provide the closing price of that stock each day and then add it to the graph.

Years later a former student came into my classroom and asked to speak to my class.  He asked them if I taught them about stocks and then he explained how interested he became as a result of learning about stocks.  He became a stock broker and wanted to tell my students about how he applied what he had learned.


Each student was given an imaginary $10,000.00 to invest in stocks. They sent away for the annual reports. They had to follow their stocks for the course of a month. They were required to write a final report of their stocks progress along with graphs.

For several years our school participated in "The Stock Market Game" where they competed against other schools in the city. The preparation each week was while the class was in my library. I worked with their math teacher to supervise the students and provide any support that they needed. The students were able to use the computers, books, magazines and some annual reports that I had collected in the library to do research on stocks.


Bloomberg

CBS Market Watch

CNN-Money

Daily Stocks

INSIDERinfo Finance search engine

Investor's Business Daily

Morningstar

Motley Fool

MSN Money

Share Builder

Smart Money

The Street

Yahoo! Finance

 

Big Charts: Stock Performance

Business Wire

Day Trading (SEC)


Wall Street Journal

Securities Information
from the SEC EDGAR

SEC Filings & Forms
(EDGAR)

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Investing and Finance Calculators

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Calculators and Units of Measurement

Economics

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Statistics

Tax Information

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ASX Sharemarket Games - Free Share market Trading Game - Stock Market Education

Wally OneShare Stock Tracker Game

Investor.gov (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)

Investing 101

Investopedia.com - Your Source For Investing Education

Finance Glossary finance, investment and stock market definitions

A Dictionary of Stocks

InvestorWords.com - Investing Glossary

Financial Dictionary


Wall Street Executive Library

Initial Public Offerings (IPO)


Trading Day

Inomics: The Internet Site for Economists

Whisper Number:unofficial forecast of company earnings

Money Web Financial Search Directory


Economic Charts of 40 Countries: Stock Exchanges, Interest Rates, Currencies
 
Annual Reports

Annual Report Service

Free Annual Reports - The Public Register's Annual Report Service - PRARS

SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR)

Mutual Funds
Invest Wisely: An Introduction to Mutual Funds


InvestorGuide.com - The Leading Online Guide to Investing

Investor Protection Trust

Wachowicz's Web World Web Sites for Discerning Finance Students


Dow Jones