You have just received a check for $10,000 from an anonymous donor with specific directions to invest this money in the stock market. Not only will you buy, sell, and track your stocks you will also learn about the stock market: how it works, what it means to be a shareholder in a company, and what factors affect your investment.
You will keep track of your transactions for three weeks on a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel to calculate your profits, losses, and broker's commission. You will be asked to learn about the stock market before you invest research potential investments and evaluate your experience.
Finally, you will present your findings to your classmates.