Grade Levels: High School, College, Adults
Program Duration: 1 hour
This class is designed to teach students the mechanics of trading markets, the interplay between profit-seeking individuals and the economics of market pricing. Students are divided into groups of buyers and sellers, and then they interact with each other in a mock trading session. Profits and losses are totaled after each trading session, and trends are identified. Finally, there is a discussion of the contrast between historic and modern market participation due to developments in electronic trading.