New Mexico Students Receive Awards for Investments that Outperform the Financial Markets

SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game™ Winners Apply Research, Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills to Make Real-World Financial Decisions

New Mexico students are learning first-hand about the value of long-term investing thanks to the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game™, an online academic and life-skills educational program used by hundreds of New Mexico teachers to boost students’ math, economics, and personal finance knowledge, while also improving their test scores and instilling essential skills for financially independent futures.

Winning Stock Market Game students will be recognized for their financial prowess and receive awards for their top-performing portfolios. Their teachers and schools will also receive recognition from the SIFMA Foundation.

Teams of one to four students begin the simulation with an imaginary investment of $100,000 to trade stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds on the NYSE and NASDAQ. Students follow current events and global news impacting the financial markets and place trades in real-time online via computer or the SMG smartphone app. Students have the ability to participate in socially responsible investing by selecting companies that have been determined to be in alignment with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They also compete with peers in their classroom and with teams of other students in schools across the state to increase their portfolio value.

The Stock Market Game™ curricula, lessons, hands-on student activities, and virtual events combine content knowledge, critical thinking, research, and analytical skills in a state-of-the-art real-world simulation. The online Teacher Support Center offers teachers a rich resource of over 1,000 lesson plans that reinforce New Mexico teaching standards, STEM requirements, and 21 Century Skills. The lessons and professional development opportunities for teachers are designed to help students learn the fundamentals of long-term saving and investing. Students enhance their knowledge in core curriculum subjects including math, language arts, economics, and social studies. They also develop life skills such as financial preparedness, teamwork, and business knowledge.

“The Stock Market Game™ continues to make learning about the capital markets fun and engaging, drawing students in and enabling them to learn about otherwise complex but important economic concepts such as inflation, price indexes, cycles, sustainability, and trends. We are proud and thrilled for all of our student teams who reached the top spots in the New Mexico SMG competition,” said Melanie Mortimer, President of the SIFMA Foundation.

The SIFMA Foundation is pleased to announce the student winners of The Stock Market Game™ competitions in New Mexico. The two top teams with the highest portfolio value receive awards in the elementary, middle and high school categories.

Spring 2022 Session
Middle School 

First Place: Madison MS, Albuquerque
Second Place: Zia Middle School, Las Cruces

High School 

First & Second Place: La Cueva High, Albuquerque

2021-2022 Year-Long Session


First & Second Place: Country Club Elementary, Farmington

High School 

First Place: Onate High (Organ Mountain High School) , Las Cruces
Second Place: Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe

Fall 2021 Session


First & Second Place: Aspen Elementary School, Los Alamos

Middle School 

First & Second Place: Jimmy Carter Middle School, Albuquerque

High School 

First Place: Rocinante High School, Farmington

Second Place: Farmington High School, Farmington

About the SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education
The SIFMA Foundation is dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of the financial markets for individuals of all backgrounds, with a focus on youth. Drawing on the involvement and expertise of educators and the financial industry, the SIFMA Foundation provides financial education programs and tools that strengthen economic opportunities across communities and increase individuals’ access to the benefits of the global marketplace. Notable Foundation programs include The Stock Market Game™, which has enabled more than 20 million students to become financially prepared for life, the InvestWrite® national essay competition, the Capitol Hill Challenge™, and Invest It Forward®. For more information on the work of the SIFMA Foundation, visit


SIFMA is the leading trade association for broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers operating in the U.S. and global capital markets. On behalf of our industry’s nearly 1 million employees, we advocate on legislation, regulation and business policy, affecting retail and institutional investors, equity and fixed income markets and related products and services. We serve as an industry coordinating body to promote fair and orderly markets, informed regulatory compliance, and efficient market operations and resiliency. We also provide a forum for industry policy and professional development. SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). For more information, visit