Look Out Wall Street !
The Stock Market Board Game
From: K & K Enterprises, LLC
Kathleen L. Ryan, Manager
Katie M. Ryan, Game Illustrator
John S. Ryan, CEO
P.O. Box 7488
Carmel-by-the-Sea , CA 93921-7488
*stock market terms - used in different situations and put in context, for quick understanding including: bull market, bull market run-up, bear market, depression, corporate take-over, "cooking the books," corporate fraud, and "hot tips."
*budgeting - players will learn they can’t buy every stock or bond that is available right away or they may run out of money and lose the game quickly.
*information about portfolio construction - using low-cost index funds, buying and holding, and the magic of compound interest to increase financial worth over the years.
*information about 529 College Savings Plans - in the Random Event © cards. (Shows how much interest would accrue on $25,000.00 over 17 years with an average return of 9%. This amount would be $108,250.00)
*information about I-(Inflation) Bonds - in the Random Event © cards. (Shows how much interest would accrue on $11, 000.00 over twelve years at an average interest rate of 5%. This amount would be $19,800.00. The card also shows how an I Bond could be titled to achieve tax-free consideration when used for paying college tuition costs.)
*the inverse relationship between bonds and interest rates - (When one goes up the other goes down as mentioned in the Random Event © cards.)
*price-to-earnings ratio - players may notice that the price to invest in the two least expensive stocks; "The Sur-Real Surf Co.," and "Super Fun Crunchos Cereal" provides the best value because they receive the most money back for their investment. Two of the more expensive stocks; "Katie’s Glamour Girl Cosmetics," and "Loud Hits Recording Studio," are used to compare and contrast price-to-earnings ratio. (The two least expensive stocks have the highest earnings, and the two more expensive stocks have the lower earnings.)
A free, twelve page study guide/lesson plan is available to teachers/ instructors/educators to use in conjunction with the game for use in the classroom.
When ordering, please list your SCHOOL as the COMPANY NAME and use YOUR SCHOOL'S MAILING ADDRESS for the SHIPPING ADDRESS so we can include the study guide with your order.
Look Out Wall Street is listed in the Jumpstart Coalition's Clearinghouse of educational materials, but the coalition does NOT endorse the game.
("Jumpstart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jumpstart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.")
Our game is also available for purchase at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street, New York. "Founded in 1988, the Museum was chartered as an educational institution. Today, financial education is at the core of the Museum’s mission and its public programs and services."
Financial Web Sites:
John C. Bogle ( Founder, The Vanguard Group, Inc.)
The Bogleheads Website-(Investing Advice Inspired by John C. Bogle)
"The Bogleheads' View", Forbes Magazine
Allan Roth -(CBS Money Watch.com)
Jason Zweig (Senior writer Money Magazine)
Common Sense on Mutual Funds - by John C.Bogle, Founder, The Vanguard Group, Inc.
The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing - by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Michael LeBoeuf
A Random Walk Down Wall Street - by Burton G. Malkiel
The Four Pillars of Investing - by William Bernstein
The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need - by Larry E. Swedroe
Protecting Your Wealth in Good Times and Bad - by Richard A. Ferri, CFA
The Coffeehouse Investor - Bill Schultheis
"The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning" by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Richard Ferri, & Laura F. Dogu http://www.amazon.com/Bogleheads-Guide-Retirement-Planning/dp/0470455578