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March Money Madness made it to Black Enterprise. Special thanks to Janell Hazelwood (@JPHazelwood) for covering the 2012 edition of the game. Thanks to everyone that signed up and…Good Luck!
Here’s an excerpt:
What can people learn about investing from March Money Madness?
What’s great about the competition is that you can test out your hypotheses about what makes stock prices move in the real market, and this experience can help you become a better investor.
After playing the game, players should be able to:
—Read and understand stock market information in the newspaper (USA Today, local paper, etc)
—Know where to go to find information on the market (Black Enterprise, WSJ, Barrons, Smartmoney)
—Know how to research past stock prices (Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Morningstar)
—Understand issues that affect stock prices (revenue, earnings announcements, interest rates, unemployment reports, etc.)
—Gain a comfort level with the movement of stocks in the market (less fear of investing)
Know where to go to open an brokerage account if they want to start investing.
CLICK HERE to read more!
Check out this great article from the PBT on how firms are putting March Madness to work for them. They included a lot of info on my March Money Madness Bracket Challenge…and a great picture if I do say so myself!
Sign up for the Bracket Challenge TODAY! The entry fee is only $5 and the winner will walk away with 50% of the total entry fees!
CLICK HERE to register!
From the article:
Companies are finalizing their March Madness lineups in preparation for college basketball’s NCAA Tournament tip off.
Financial adviser Rob Wilson, for example, is set to unveil an online competition, March Money Madness, on March 12.
“It works just like filling out a bracket for the NCAA tournament, only instead of using 64 college basketball teams, I use 64 stocks,” said Wilson, vice president at South Side-based Blazer Capital Management. He didn’t increase the field to 68 as the NCAA did this year because of “technology limitations.”
Participants, who register on the website, www.marchmoneymadness.net, can compete with everyone who signs…
Read more: March Madness: Firms put tournament fever to work | Pittsburgh Business Times