Congratulations to the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Investment Club on first and second place wins in the Stock Market Game. This is the third year in a row BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has placed first in the state of California.
Out of approximately 4,000 California competitors, Madhav R. placed first, turning that $100,000 into $250,000 for a 150% return. Jason C. placed second investing $214,000 for a 114% return. In the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Stock Market Game, students invest $100,000 of virtual money in real stocks, competing for the highest return. This year’s game ran from September 9, 2019 to April 17, 2020.
Madhav R. Jason C.
“Faced with a market plagued by historic volatility, single-day drops, and subsequent recoveries, our competitors seized the opportunity in the crisis and emerged victorious,” said BASIS Independent Silicon Valley’s Investment Club leader and Subject Expert Teacher Mr. McCorkle.
Mr. McCorkle teaches AP Economics in addition to two Senior Capstone Courses, which include Corporate Finance, and Game Theory and Behavioral Economics.
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is a grades 5-12 private middle and high school based in San Jose, California, providing students an internationally benchmarked liberal arts and sciences curriculum. Join our interest list by clicking here to receive admissions updates for fall 2021.