Investment Strategies Program

Southern Alberta [change]

The Investment Strategies Program (ISP) is a learning opportunity for Grade 8-12 students to explore the ways in which people save and invest for their future. The program includes interactive lessons and culminates in an online stock market simulation, called Invest JA, where students manage their own simulated stock portfolio. The simulation is linked to live data from North American stock markets and is an engaging opportunity for students to apply the investing principles taught in the program.

The Investment Strategies Program is one of a series of programs offered by Junior Achievement of Canada. Click here to view all JA programs in Canada

Depending on the province, ISP is available to Canadian classrooms in one of two delivery methods:

  • ISP Connect where a trained Volunteer from the community facilitates the program in the classroom. The volunteer also provides guidance to the students as they participate in the Invest JA stock market simulation.
  • ISP Virtual where the teacher facilitates the program and is supported via a series of online videos of ISP volunteers. The videos support the teacher as the class works through the lessons and activities. This approach also includes the resources needed for the class to participate in the Invest JA stock market simulation. Watch the introduction video

ISP Message Board

December 6, 2019

Last day of trading! There has been a stock split with EQUEY so this will be adjusted at market close. Final rankings will be displayed and winners announced on Monday December 9.

October 31, 2019

Spring simulation is April 20 - June 5 (trial simulation April 14 - 17)

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