During the Crash of 1929, many people survived using sound investment principles. Wall Street Whiz is a reenactment of this monumental event. Wall Street possesses many characteristics of a story, allowing students to easily follow the events of the simulation. During the Wall Street Whiz simulation, students will track twelve leading companies of the period.

The program starts with a history of Wall Street and the elementary beginning of stocks and investment. The student workbook also reviews basic terms and principles of economics along with all a student need to know to successfully participate in the simulation. Students can review information about the companies in the simulation using the "Company Prospectus" to gain an understanding of the history, products and services provided by each company.

Students start with $100,000 in their portfolio. Stocks are bought and sold in 100 Lot Shares only. Purchase or sale decisions are made after reading a synopsis of the week on Wall Street. The "Week Beginning" information begins a new week which students will analyze events to determine stock price movements. They will determine what factors affect stock prices and the extent of its influence on the market. Information includes:

-- Supply & Demand measures the public's desire to possess a stock issue versus its availability on the market.
-- Track Record and Future Prospects reflects the financial health of a company. Businesses with a profitable history and future prosperity are sought
-- Health of the Industry the company is a part of to determine the company's future growth potential.
-- Economic Trends that signal changes in the market such as the rate of economic growth.
-- Inflation is a key indicator that reflects the price of goods and services and the cost of money.
-- Interest Rates indicates the cost to borrow money. High interest rates will increase the budget deficit, reduce consumer spending and set the stage for a recession (slow economic growth).
-- The Budget Deficit is a measurement between the amount the government takes in and the amount spent. Shortages in available money by the government means they must borrow money otherwise available for business expansion or consumer spending.
-- World Events and National News are a major factor in the perception of the investing public. World and national events have a direct impact on our economy and the way people spend money.
Your students will participate in one of the most interesting and in-depth simulations available. Each decision can be immediately evaluated as they experience the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
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