Beyond StockTrak’s world-class portfolio simulation, our Assignments engine is what really sets our platform apart as an indispensable tool for university finance, personal finance, and accounting classes. This summer, our curriculum specialists have launched our biggest update in years, focusing on our most in-demand topics.
Our major update includes:
Our Investing 101 curriculum is a great refresher for students on the fundamentals of investing as well as an essential component to department-wide or campus-wide investing competitions to help promote financial literacy. Our 10-chapter, 100-lesson course has undergone a comprehensive overhaul in light of changing trends in the personal investing world since its first launch. Highlights to the update include:
- More and improved short video tutorials;
- Enhanced introductions to each covered security type, what they fundamentally represent, and how they can be combined for specific investing objectives;
- Complete revision of our chapters on Fundamental and Technical Analysis;
- Both new and improved tutorials on utilizing stock screeners and making your first trade;
- Improved focus on personal investing, including a discussion of tax advantages of “Buy and Hold” investing;
- Revamped chapter on Current Hot Topics in Trading, including lessons on cryptocurrencies, short squeezes, and ESG investing
Each chapter of Investing101 now includes two separate assessments – a short vocabulary quiz followed by a longer quiz on the substance of the chapter.
Financial Literacy Update
Our Financial Literacy lesson library has also received a major update. In addition to bringing our taxation lessons up-to-date with current tax policy and dozens of updates to our existing lessons, many new lessons have also been added. These include:
- Unit introduction on taxation
- Career development and the impact of different types of education
- Charities and including giving in a spending plan
- Simple and living wills
- Understanding apartment rental agreements and obligations
- Employer and employee rights and responsibilities
- Using spreadsheets to compare loan terms to see which is a better deal
As with all of our lessons, each of our new lessons is bite-sized to take students 10 minutes or less, with an automatic assessment to check for understanding.
Our financial literacy lessons are perfect for Personal Finance classes utilizing both our portfolio simulation and personal budgeting game, or an excellent supplement to any business or finance class to ensure your students have exposure to the essential skills they need after graduation.
If you have not used our Assignments tool before, you can learn more in our Professor Resource Center!