Proposal Title

Using Stock Trak Simulation in Finance Courses

Proposal Abstract

Using Stock Trak Simulation in Finance Courses

Stock Trak is a real-time trading simulation where students can apply textbook concepts to virtually trade any financial securities and derivatives including stocks, bonds, options, futures, and commodities. This trading simulation has become very popular in business schools and many studies have shown that using Stock Trak make classes more interactive and engaging. We did a survey on 300 students who took finance courses with the Stock Trak simulation and find that 65% of them believe Stock Trak not only helped them to actually learn how to invest but also create a habit of following news delivered by major financial medias such as Wall Street Journals, Bloomberg, CNN money and Yahoo Finance. We find this is very interesting result which has not been noticed as a direct impact of Stock Trak simulation.

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Rooms 113 & 115

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 26th, 5:00 PM Mar 26th, 6:00 PM

Using Stock Trak Simulation in Finance Courses

Rooms 113 & 115

Using Stock Trak Simulation in Finance Courses

Stock Trak is a real-time trading simulation where students can apply textbook concepts to virtually trade any financial securities and derivatives including stocks, bonds, options, futures, and commodities. This trading simulation has become very popular in business schools and many studies have shown that using Stock Trak make classes more interactive and engaging. We did a survey on 300 students who took finance courses with the Stock Trak simulation and find that 65% of them believe Stock Trak not only helped them to actually learn how to invest but also create a habit of following news delivered by major financial medias such as Wall Street Journals, Bloomberg, CNN money and Yahoo Finance. We find this is very interesting result which has not been noticed as a direct impact of Stock Trak simulation.