The five-week Stock Market Game at Loomis Chaffee concluded on February 10, and economics teachers Mat DeNunzio and Liz Leyden have tabulated the results of the annual competition, which coincided with an ongoing effort to promote financial literacy among students.
The 210 participants set up virtual portfolios using Market Watch, an online stock market game, and started with a virtual sum of $1 million with which to purchase and trade stocks during the game’s run. Rivalries were fierce, and at the closing bell’s sound on February 10, the players who achieved the greatest return on their initial investments were named winners.
Senior Chase Thompson was the top finisher overall, having made a total of $7.5 million virtual dollars from his initial investment.
Recent Loomis alumni joined the effort by recording short videos addressing financial literacy topics which were shared in the Daily Bulletin during contest weeks. Alumni contributors included Adin Farhat ’17, a senior at Boston College; Marco Wang ’20, a freshman at Northwestern University; Aaron Onate ’20, a freshman at Claremont McKenna College; Cara Keogh ’18, a junior at University of California at Los Angelos; Maddie Corsetti ’19, a sophomore at Bowdoin College; Andrew Schreibstein ’18, a junior at Williams College; and Kavya Kolli ’20, a freshman at the University of Rochester.
This year’s game included a contest among day students and head-to-head dorm competitions. Winners in these divisions were:
Day students: Chase and fellow seniors Luke Struthers and Andy Wu
Warham vs. Batchelder: senior Kyle Becker
Flagg vs. Taylor: junior Derek Yuan
Ammidon vs. Cutler: senior Stacey Zhang
Richmond vs. Palmer: freshman Angela Ye
Howe vs. Longman: senior Clara Chen
Carter vs. Harman vs. Kravis: junior Nicholas Ji
Each student winner received a gift card prize, made possible with support from John D. Pearse ’58 and Sally Crowther Pearse ’58.