The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold in Coordination with Merrill Lynch, Freehold Announces its Annual Stock Market Picking Contest

 

Who:  All fifth through eighth graders interested in learning about the stock market

When:  Every Thursday beginning January 18, 2018, 5:30–6:30 pm for five weeks                                                                                        Where:  CentraState Medical Center Conference Center Room “C”

What:  This program is a free educational opportunity for young adults to learn about how the stock market works, how to research company financials, and how to invest in the stock market.  The children will log into the contest site at www.howthemarketworks.com here they will be given a fictitious ten thousand dollar cash balance and are free to trade their favorite Stocks, ETF’s and Mutual Funds. Each meeting consists of a thirty minute lesson followed by thirty minutes of managing their portfolio.  Participants can buy and sell securities throughout the week utilizing www.howthemarketworks.com investment simulator. Each portfolio will be updated and performance ranking will be tabulated. The top three portfolio leaders at the end of the five weeks are awarded trophies.

How:  Student’s should bring a pencil or pen, a calculator and if they have access to a laptop or iPad to log into www.howthemarketworks.com to look up current stock prices and review their holdings. 

Please be prepared for an adult to complete a permission slip to participate in the class on the first week of class.  Parents are welcomed to stay for the hour.

To guarantee a spot, please pre-register the participant’s name, contact phone number and email (in case of inclement weather), grade, michele_aiello@ml.com or call 732 754-8865