Students recognized for stock picking

June 20th, 2015 7:00 pm

First Posted: 7/29/2009

A team from Lackawanna Trail Junior-Senior High School and two teams from Abington Heights Middle School and were recognized by Prudential Financial and UBS for their stock picking expertise in the 2008-09 Stock Market Game competition conducted by The University of Scranton Center for Economic Education. The Stock Market Game is a ten-week simulation during which students from three grade categories (4-6, 7-8, 9-12) invest an imaginary $100,000 by buying stocks listed on the major securities exchanges (New York, American and NASDAQ). Students who compete in the Game learn how financial markets operate and hone their mathematics and decision making skills. Separate ten-week competitions are held in the fall and spring.