Stocks and the joy of making money…well, we hope! The green board in the back of the 7th grade classroom has become the source of great excitement and a bit of bragging rights for the middle school stock leaders. 6th through 8th graders have learned to analyze stock and use their research to make money. Each class invests $50,000 into four or five companies on a weekly basis and have to keep track of their investment. They have another $50,000-$55,000 to invest in a different ten to twelve companies and this is a longer term investment. Their weekly analysis shows if they made or lost money and then they have to discuss how current events and economic trends that may have affected their stock each week.