|A free workshop regarding
the South Dakota Stock Market simulation game will be
held Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. in Jonas Hall room 305 on the
campus of Black Hills State University. The stock-market
game will begin Monday, Feb. 14 and will run through the
close of trading Friday, April 21.
simulation is played on the internet and a current
e-address is required. According to Don Altmyer, SDSMS
coordinator and BHSU professor, the new homepage
<sdakotasms.com> provides various data bases which
provide students information about a particular company
or industry. Altmyer said, "By inputting a stock
symbol for a company, the students are able to instantly
download and print out that company's balance sheet and
In the SDSM simulation, teams of students invest
$100,000 in "play" money in a portfolio of
stocks and mutual funds. By researching stocks on line
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|about the impact of current
economic events on certain businesses, the students
decide which stocks to buy and sell at their discretion.
Students participating in the simulation are advised by a
teacher in their school or by a local investment
professional in their community.
The students develop
skills in math, computers, economics, business and in
critical thinking through the researching and group
collaboration involved in the stock selection and
tracking experience. The teams compete for cash and
prizes in the following divisions: elementary/junior
high, high school, college and an adult division. The
cost to participate in the simulation is $15 per team.
If you are interested in participating, sponsoring or
learning more about the simulation, visit the website or
contact Altmyer at 642-6266 or the Center for Business
and Entrepreneurship at 642-6091.