Virginia Council on Economic Education
 
 
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SMG Teacher Tools
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SMG in 12 Easy Steps - suggestions for implementing the SMG into the classroom
 
Rules of the SMG
 

Training VIDEOS:
   

     Rules of the SMG 2014-15 - a video 'walking you through' the updated rules of the SMG

     SMG Teacher Support Center
- a video on the information and lessons available to teachers on the SMG website
   
    Enter a Trade - a video demonstrating how to make transactions on SMG.    
     

Trading the SMG Way  - a handout on making stock transactions on SMG.

Bonds the SMG Way - provides step by step instructions for buying bonds in the SMG portfolio.
 
Selling Short - gives outlines and examples of what it means to sell a stock short.
Meet Your Margin- explains what buying on the margin means and what different stock purchasing options are for investors
Sample Letter to Send Home - a sample letter that can be sent home to introduce the SMG to parents/guardians and how they can reinforce and encourage student learning
Troubleshooting - assists teachers in resolving possible technical problems 

Promotional Game - Go to registration page and choose appropriate promotional period under the drop-down menu.
 
The Equity Rule - explains the Maximum Percent Equity rule, in place for SMG particpants in order to encourage them to diversify their portfolios.  Go to www.investingonline.org/isc/margin_frame.html for more information.

American Alphabet Cody  Can your students identify these corporate trademarks/logos, etc.?

Anatomy of an SMG Trade - helpful timeline information

FAQs - frequently asked questions for the SMG

Interpreting a Stock Quote - glossary of terms involved in a stock quote

SMG Stock Research Worksheet

When You Sell Short - the reasoning behing selling short and examples of the math involved

List of companies with Virginia headquarters - 
NOTE: These companies trade on a variety of exchanges; therefore, some may not be available for purchase in The Stock Market Game.  VA companies that no longer actively trade on any major stock exchange were removed from this list.

 
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Important Dates
Fall SMG Session
Sept 22 - Dec 12, 2014; registration closes Oct 6
Spring SMG Session
Feb 2 - May 15, 2015; registration opens Oct 15 and closes Feb 14, 2015; competition runs thru April 17
Year-long Session
Sept 22, 2014 - May 15, 2015; registration closes Oct 6; competition runs thru April 17
Deadline for Fall 2014 InvestWrite submission
TBD
Deadline for Spring 2015 InvestWrite submission
TBD
SMG Awards Luncheon
May 2015
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