Tom Gardinier and his students at MCTC are “Taking Care of Business” every day with the statewide WV stock market game. Personal finance classes are learning all about stocks and investing, by participating in a statewide competition. With over 200 teams across the state, we currently have multiple teams in the top 10 in returns, with all teams in the top 50%. As a group, our school is ranked 2nd. We have a daily review of their portfolios, finding stocks that are undervalued, and planning strategies. The students have taken the lead and find the companies they think will perform the best. We focus on long term strategies and being diversified.
We have also been utilizing our newest classroom addition with our live stock ticker, purchased through a grant written by students. Soon to be mounted on the wall, it gives live stock prices and news!