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overview

The Stock Market Challenge is an online simulation of the global capital markets. It engages students in economics, investing, and personal finance to prepare them for financially independent futures. Participants work in teams and are given $100,000 to invest in the stock market and compete against teams across Florida to see which team has the most significant return on investments. Prior knowledge of finance is not required to participate. 8 Cents in a Jar will provide students with a seamless transition into the game, including lesson plans, activities, and open communication with parents.

 

 

For the 2022 summer session, we are transforming the challenge to incorporate family members! Yes, families across Central Florida will learn how to invest by competing against each other and winning prizes along the way. So register your family unit today as we anticipate filling slots quickly—Email stockmarket@8cents.org for additional questions. 

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the criteria And rules

  • All family teams must complete the registration form and reside within the Central Florida area. Students within targeted zip codes and partner schools/organizations will receive priority.

  • One of the team members must be a student residing in Central Florida atleast eight years old and serve as the Family Portfolio Manager. 

  • Teams must have atleast two people with a maximum of six participants. You may define your family unit how you see fit. Register your uncle, grandparents, best friend from pre-school, dog, line sisters, or even a house plant!

  • Competition runs for six weeks (July 11, 2022 - August 18, 2022) and 100% virtual with orientation on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST.  Learning sessions will be held on Saturdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays are reserved with your money mentors to guide your team.

  • To remain active in the competition and qualifiy for prizes, all teams must participate in the live sessions at a mininium of 80% of the time and execute trades on a weekly basis. 

  • We will do our best to accommodate all students interested in learning how to invest in the stock market—Email stockmarket@8cents.org for any questions.  

2021 E3 team placed 2nd in the elementary school division for Central Florida!

2021 M2 team placed 2nd in the middle school division for Central Florida!

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the prizes!

  • To remain active in the competition and qualify for prizes, all teams must participate in the live sessions at least 80% of the time and execute trades weekly.

  • Each learning session, two $20 Amazon e-gift cards will be rewarded to a student and adult randomly through participation and preparedness. 

  • Additional bonuses are awarded to family teams that complete our trade challenges. 

  • At the end of the competition, will we award families three families within the categories of (1) highest return on portfolio, (2) most improved portfolio, and (3) "Coin Favorite" as voted by all volunteers of 8 Cents in a Jar.

  • Prizes will range from $20 - $250, including donated stocks from 8 Cents in a Jar.

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the Accolodaes!

  • The 2019 8 Cents Elementary Stock Market Team placed 1st and 2nd within the Central Florida region (team was comprised of 4th grade students at Rock Lake Elementary).

  • The 2020 8 Cents Elementary Stock Market Team ranked 4th place within the entire Central Florida region behind Bishop Moore Cathloic High School (team was comprised of students at Alpha Learning Academy).

  • The 2021 8 Cents Elementary  and Middle School Stock Market Team ranked 2nd place within the Central Florida region. 

  • The 2022 Lots Stock Market Team, partnered with 8 Cents in a Jar and ranked 2nd place within the High School, Central Florida region. 

  • The 2022 Lots Stock Market Team, partnered with 8 Cents in a Jar and ranked 1st place within the Middle School, Central Florida region. 

 
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If you're reading this message, it's too late! 

We've reached the maximum capacity of this program and cannot accept any more students or families. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email stockmarket@8cents.org, and if anything changes, you will be contacted directly.