Financial Literacy: Money Talks – The Stock Market Challenge: Understanding and Picking Stocks

Ready to dive into the thrilling world of the stock market? Join us for a super engaging presentation where we’ll journey through the ups and downs of stocks and learn how to make smart choices in this exciting financial playground.

1. What are Stocks? The Building Blocks of Business
We’ll kick things off by understanding what stocks really are. Imagine owning a tiny piece of a big company like Apple or Nike – that’s what buying stocks is all about! Learn how stocks represent shares of a company and what it means for you as a potential shareholder.

2. The Stock Market: A Business Adventure Land
Next, we’ll explore the stock market – a place where stocks are bought and sold, just like items in a video game exchange. Discover how the stock market works, why stock prices change, and how it’s like a barometer of the business world.

3. Choosing Stocks: Becoming a Financial Detective
Picking stocks can be tricky, but it’s also a lot of fun. We’ll dive into how to be a financial detective, looking at company performance, industry trends, and news that can affect stock prices. Learn how to research and analyze to make informed choices.

4. Risks and Rewards: The Stock Market Rollercoaster
All investments come with risks and rewards, and stocks are no different. We’ll talk about the rollercoaster ride of the stock market – the highs of gaining value and the lows of losing it. Understand how to balance the thrill of investing with smart risk management.

5. Investing for Beginners: Starting Small
Thinking of trying your hand at investing? We’ll discuss how to start small, using tools like stock market simulators and apps designed for young investors. Learn the basics of building a diverse portfolio to minimize risks.

6. Interactive Activity: Your Fantasy Stock Portfolio
Let’s put your newfound knowledge to the test! We’ll create fantasy stock portfolios, making decisions on which stocks to buy based on your research. See how your choices perform in a simulated stock market environment.

Join us for this eye-opening session where you’ll learn the ins and outs of stocks and the stock market.

The event is only possible because of the generous support of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council.

Please register below or by email: Alyssa@WeThriveTogether.org

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