Course Description

In this course, students are immersed in a virtual stock market simulation with a mock $100,000. Alongside the simulation, students engage in highly immersive projects with their instructor to explore different types of investments, assess a company’s potential success, understand the impact of risk tolerance on portfolios, and learn about different ways to make gains in the stock market.

This class is for informational purposes and intended to help you understand how to make investment decisions for yourself. It is not intended to be investment advice and the simulations are not intended to guarantee any investment results. You are solely responsible for any investment decisions you make.

Learning Goal

After completing this course, students will come up with a creative way to pitch their investment strategy to their parents, guardians, family members, or friends about why they should lend the student money to start their own brokerage account.

Real life application

Financial stability plays a key factor in helping students have better choices to bring their future dreams to fruition. Building a foundation in investing as early as possible allows young students the time needed to thoroughly learn the principles of investing and understand the power and impact of their choices.

We’re thrilled to collaborate with Republic, a private platform for investors seeking high-growth potential. Students will use the platform to apply what they’re learning to a real-life scenario, and advise Vivian Shen, Juni Learning’s CEO and Founder, on which startups she should invest in from Republic’s platform.

Who's this course for

Ages 9-18

Prerequisites

None!

We're incredibly excited to partner with Juni

At Republic, we're committed to leveling the investing landscape by democratizing access to new asset classes — startups, small businesses, real estate, gaming, crypto, and more. This can't happen without a sharp focus on financial education and literacy. That's why we're incredibly excited to partner with Juni and build the next generation of angel investors!

Kendrick Nguyen

Co-Founder, Republic

Instructors update their students’ progress towards proficiency in the Learning Targets throughout the course. Each module is designed to address specific learning targets and students have multiple opportunities through the activities and the projects to demonstrate mastery. At the closure of each module, the instructor will update the Learning Targets page accordingly.


  • I can define what a stock is.

    I can explain what it means for a company to be on the Stock Market.

    I can identify several key pieces of information about a company's stocks.

    I can explain the difference between a private company and a public company.

    I can explain factors that make a company successful.

    I can create an Investopedia account and join the Simulation.


  • I can explain what a rate of return is.

    I can explain the difference between a bull and a bear market.

    I understand how an index is used to measure market performance.

    I understand how market performance is used to make decisions about long- and short-term investments.


  • I can explain why people invest.

    I can explain broadly what a rate of return is and how to calculate it.

    I can explain the difference in the types of returns in different types of investments.

    I understand what compound interest is and its importance in investing.

    I can explain broadly what inflation is and how it affects investments over time.

    I can explain what the Law of 72 is.


  • I can explain what the relationship is between risk and reward.

    I can articulate my own comfort with risk.

    I can define what a portfolio is.

    I can broadly explain the purpose of the Sharpe Ratio.

    I can approximate the risk in my own portfolio based on the Sharpe Ratio.


  • I can explain what it means to have a diversified portfolio.

    I can articulate the difference between risk levels and investments in my portfolio.

    I can articulate that my risk tolerance is impacted by my “time horizon”.

    I can identify different types of investments, their relative risk levels, and the general expected rates of return.

    I can choose between the different investments to best diversify my portfolio and get closer to attaining my ideal rate of return.


  • I can identify ways to get returns on my stocks.

    I can define and identify Blue Chip, Cyclical, Defensive, Growth, and IPO stocks.

    I understand what sector rotation is and why it is used.

    I can broadly explain how to use sector rotation to increase stock returns.

    I can define ways to diversify my stock portfolio.


  • I can explain the purpose of financial statements.

    I can explain the difference between Revenues, Expenses, and Net Income.

    I can look at historical financial data to understand how a company has grown or declined.

    I can use the P/E ratio to determine if a company is over or undervalued.


  • I can define what socially responsible investing is.

    I can make decisions in my investing practices to invest in causes that are important to me.


  • I can broadly explain the purpose of shorting stocks and the timing required to successfully profit from a short position.

    I understand the risks associated with shorting stocks.


  • I can broadly explain the purpose of cryptocurrency.

    I can identify the advantages and disadvantages of using cryptocurrency.

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Investing has been a major interest of mine and has become what I hope to be a lifelong hobby. I hope to bring this passion for financial markets to the students I teach! I feel this course is special because it allows students to learn with a very hands-on approach where they discover key ideas themselves, instead of just being lectured on it!

Mohnish A., Juni instructor

University of Michigan

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