CFALA/CCEE Capital Markets Contest: sportsman-like energy and academic excellence
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The Capital Markets Contest brings macroeconomics alive in the classroom. Students demonstrate their knowledge of the impact of economic events on U.S. financial markets. Cash team prizes go to the top three winning teacher and student teams. Participating teachers receive a complimentary electronic subscription to the Wall Street Journal.
- Teachers create student teams of four; there is no limit to the number of participating teams
- Participation in the Fullerton Stock Market Simulation is recommended, but optional
- Teachers assign one economic indicator to each team, such as: producer price index, consumer price index or unemployment rate
- After the 10-week program, teams turn in their final project, due by May 21, including:
Take a post-program test
Submit a presentation describing economic events over the 10-week period, including the influence the economy had on the three major indices
Describe the current state of the U.S. economy
Make an outlook and short-term forecast on the U.S. economy with short-term recommendations for fiscal and monetary policy.
Prepare your students with the 2012 CMC Rubric and Questions
Finalists are selected based on weighted evaluations of post test scores and presentations. Eight teams are invited to the finals competition at the The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch.
- Promotes understanding of the relationship between economy and capital markets
- Highlights the economic impact of announcements from the three major financial market indicators — Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Indices.
- Promotes interest in economic education and honors high-achieving students
First place: Dos Pueblos High School
Second place: Centennial High School
Third place: Troy High School