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Brooklyn Tech students launch investing club with finance video game

Online games seem to help Brooklyn Tech students get a handle on finance and their place in the global system of money.

A student at Brooklyn Technical High School wanted to start a virtual investing club where students would pick a basket of stocks, buy, sell and trade to see how their portfolios did over time. In order to get them interested, though, she first trained them in finance in a school club, according to Time Warner Cable News, where her fellow students played Gen I Revolution, an online videogame about finance from the Council for Economic Education.

It’s a good sign for the game if students were willing to play it outside of class. They got through all of its missions. Some of the mission titles are:

  • Mission 1 – Building Wealth Over the Long Term
  • Mission 2 – Investing in Human Capital: Job Choice
  • Mission 6 – Risk and Return
  • Mission 7 – Alternative Financial Institutions
  • Mission 8 – Stocks
  • Mission 11 – Researching Companies

With that done, the club’s organizer, Lihi Yusufov, a junior at the high school, hopes to finally get her friends at school building virtual portfolios.

Here’s an intro to the game:

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