A competition to learn about the stock market

The BOURSTAD competition introduces students to the stock market through an on-line activity that simulates stock trading.

In this activity, the participant pretends to be a financial advisor who manages $200,000 for a fictious client by purchasing and selling various investment vehicles. The trades must be justified based on the "client's" profile and goals and a analysis of the selected investments. Two versions of the simulation take place at the same time: the school version and the general public version.

The school version, which is very flexible, can be integrated into different secondary-level courses (introduction to economics), CEGEP-level courses (administrative techniques and social science) or university-level courses (financial planning, investing and finance). Note that the contest has a "responsible investment" component.

For more information: www.bourstad.ca (in French only)