Following last year’s win in the Massachusetts Stock Market Game, now Junior Joseph Luciano has achieved first place in the DECA Stock Market Game! He and fellow Junior Benjamin Smith, who attained an impressive 13th place, will be headed to Florida to participate in the Stock Market Game at the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida next month. While there, the students will defend their investment decisions with a 10-page written document describing their stock market investing project along with a 15-minute oral presentation.
The Stock Market Game is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in the world of economics, investing and personal finance. Achievement in the game is based on real companies and the actual stock prices of those companies. Students receive a “virtual” $100,000 to invest in the stocks of real companies of their choice, and gain earnings based on actual company stock performance.
Joe and Ben participated in the DECA Stock Market Game in the North Atlantic region which included 1,165 participants from the following regions: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, District of Colombia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Ontario Canada, and Germany.
In this year’s DECA Stock Market Game Competition, Joe achieved $88,956 in realized gains in approximately 3 months’ time.
Congratulations, gentlemen! We see a bright future ahead for you both!