JA Stock Market Challenge

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sioux Falls Convention Center
High School Student Event: 1:00-3:00 PM
Adult Event: 6:00-8:00 PM (Social starts at 5:30)
Help JA bring Wall Street to Sioux Falls!
This unique day of activities gives students and adults alike the chance to experience a live simulation of      Wall  Street Stock Exchange. The afternoon is all about the students forming teams and competing in a         fast-paced  stock market game of buying, selling, and trading. 
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After completing two classroom lessons, the students meet in person to compete using  a high-tech stock market simulation. Teams are given $1,000,000 to invest in 25 fictitious stocks. With trading days lasting just 60-90  seconds, the goal is to see the highest return in two hours by making the best decisions during the frantic 60 “days.”

In the evening, adult participants take over, complete with heavy appetizers and open bar. Even though actual stocks are not being traded, there is no shortage of serious competition, as four-person teams compete to be named the  smartest investors in Sioux Falls! Most importantly, each corporate team who registers makes it possible for a  team of students to get this hands-on financial experience. 

Sponsorships Are Available!

We are looking for corporate sponsors who want to get involved in this new, innovative event. To explore the many benefits of sponsoring the Stock Market Challenge, click here.

We are also looking for teams for the evening adult event! A team of four friends, family, or co-workers starts at  $600. A $1,500 Gold Table sponsor secures entry for one adult team, and also makes it possible for two     student teams to participate!

Get Involved!

Sponsorship levels will sell out, so contact Macy Kaiser or Kayla Eitreim or call the JA office at (605) 336-7318  to get signed up! 

Experience the Event! - Footage by JA of Lincoln

2017 JASD Event Recap - Video Courtesy of Epicosity


Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor:
Great Western Bank Wealth Management

 Food & Beverage Sponsor:
First PREMIER Bank / PREMIER Bankcard

Premier Student Sponsor:
University of South Dakota

Opening Bell Sponsor: 
Argus Leader Media Foundation (Adult Event)

Closing Bell Sponsors:
Citi (Student Event)
Sammons Financial Group (Adult Event)

Gold Table Sponsors:
JA Sioux Falls Board Members
The First National Bank in Sioux Falls

Corporate Team Sponsors:
Bender Commercial
Bourse Investment Group
Dacotah Bank
First Bank & Trust
Hefty Seed Company
Bob & Lori Sutton

Student Team Sponsors:
First Bank & Trust
Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLellan Agency