Speculation – Stocks


In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea of speculation, and specifically stock speculation. Students read the Knowledge@Wharton article: “Why Stock-price Volatility Should Never Be a Surprise, Even in the Long Run,” and think about what makes investing in stocks risky. Then, students calculate the ROI (return on investment) in various stock scenarios (given) and have an opportunity to look at stocks of their own choosing to calculate the ROIs over different time periods. Finally, as a whole class, students discuss the role of stocks in an overall investment strategy or portfolio.

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