Friday was Investing Day #3 at Eastside College Prep. My learning objectives today were to have the students experience the roller coaster psychology that comes from stock ownership. With over 57% of the class indicating “I think I can make investments that beat the market,” I thought it was time to introduce a little humility to the class. If all the data I could muster couldn’t convince students of the difficulty of outperforming the S&P500, maybe Jessica’s favorite activity, Joining the Market, could.
First some background on Ravioli Den (a fictitious company that Jessica created):