A holiday-shortened week on Wall Street left many Stock Market Game portfolios short of where they were last week - including the Hornets from Monroe High School. Despite losing 2.5 percent, however, the Hornets still led local high school teams playing the investment simulation.
The 10-week game challenges student teams and adult players to see who can make the most money through mock investments in real companies. As the companies fare on Wall Street, so do the Stock Market Game portfolios. Teams conduct research, borrow on margin and even sell short to make the most of their $100,000 accounts.
The Hornets continue their reign atop the Greater Cincinnati high schoolers with their investment in Taser International Inc. The Stockers of Liberty Plains Middle School can also attribute their lead among local middle school teams to the stun-gun maker.
Liberty Township's J. Sapitro, meanwhile, is leading the adult division after only two investments - Grupo Financiero Galicia SA and ON Semiconductor Corp.
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