The fourth Annual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge takes place today, October 25.
The event is a virtual investment competition for middle and high school students around Kern County. It will be held at the CSUB Recreation Center, 9001 Stockdale Highway with 150 students taking part this year.
In the morning, students will learn about investing from teachers and financial advisors. After lunch, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., teams will engage in a high-energy stock market trading competition.
"Every second counts as students track stock movement, analyze industry trends, weigh news announcements and execute trades," said Kathleen McNeil, District Manager, Junior Achievement of Bakersfield. "Win or lose, at the end of the day they will understand how the stock market operates, and the value of teamwork."