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Students From Isaac E. Young School In New Rochelle Win Stock Market Game

Winning students from Isaac E. Young Middle School are  Rafael Dilone, Karina Soto, Kiara Soto. and River Sampson (not pictured).
Winning students from Isaac E. Young Middle School are Rafael Dilone, Karina Soto, Kiara Soto. and River Sampson (not pictured). Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Students from Isaac E. Young Middle School in New Rochelle won the middle school division of the SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game.

The SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game program is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures.

More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. The Stock Market Game has reached 15 million students since its inception in 1977.

Last fall, the investment team of Kiara Soto (8th Grade), Karina Soto (7th Grade), Rafael Dilone (7th Grade), and River Sampson (6th Grade) finished first in a group of 183 teams and ranked in the top five among all 1,775 middle and high school teams in the Westchester and Lower Hudson Valley region.

Starting with a mock account of $100,000 to invest in stocks, bonds and mutual funds, the IEYMS team saw a 25 percent overall return on their investment choices.

One of the major goals of the game is to provide students with a broader understanding about investing versus saving over the long term.

For more information on the SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game program, click here

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