The Mock-Stock Exchange Game

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GAME

About the Stocks

The Mock Stock Ex game will comprise 6 stocks –

  • Bharti Airtel
  • HDFC Bank
  • Bata India
  • Jubilant Foodworks
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)
Background about the companies and their close prices will be displayed during the class. Prices of stocks must change as soon as the market begins.

Groups in question

There will be a total of 12 groups (each class). 6 groups out of 12 will be groups representing each stock and will be known as “Representatives”. These representatives could be brokers, traders or owners of the stocks. The remaining 6 groups out of 12 would be the “investors” investing in stocks offered by the representatives.

The groups will be determined fairly by the hostess. The market (game) will not begin if the boys and girls are not equally distributed in 2 rows and the game will be cancelled. Hence, requesting the class to cooperate so that we can start and end the game on time.

RULES OF THE GAME

The following are the basic rules that should be followed and understood by each group member. Please do not fight or kill your team members if they do not understand the basics of the game. It is really alright to be slow though I should warn you that the game will move very fast.

Rules for “Representatives”

  • Each representative group is the decision maker. There are no middle-men (brokers or brokerage fees)  involved in the game
  • Each representative group will decide the bid and offer price for the stock as soon as the market opens. The host/hostess will provide the close prices of the stock from the previous day.
  • Bid is the price by which the representative group will sell their stock to the investor group. Offer is the price by which the representative group will buy the stock from the investor
  • You may keep the bid and offer prices steady or change them in few minutes depending upon the demand and supply of your stock. However before the market closes, the difference between bid and offer price should be 1 rupee by the time the market closes.
  • For the first five minutes after the market has begun (as announced by the hostess), representative groups will only sell stocks to the investor groups
  • As per the instructions of the host/hostess, the representative groups can buy or sell stocks from other representative groups
  • One representative group cannot buy or sell stocks of other representative groups to the investors.
  • Each representative group will maintain a book of records of every transaction to/from an investor group or the representative group
  • Minimum amount for each representative group is Rs 600
Rules for “Investors”
  • Each investor group is the decision maker. There are no middle-men (brokers or brokerage fees)  involved in the game
  • The first five minutes when the market begins (as announced by the hostess), investors will buy stocks from representative groups.
  • Investor groups cannot buy or sell their stocks from/to other investor groups
  • Investor groups cannot buy or sell a stock to other representative groups other than the representative stock
  • Each investor group will maintain a book of records of every transaction to/from a representative group
  • Each investor group will note the expected bid and offer price of the stock they have invested.
  • Bid is the price through which the investor group will buy a stock from the representative group. Offer is the price through which the investor group will sell a stock to the representative group
  • Minimum amount for each investor group is Rs 600
Should you have any questions about the game, please contact me at bhaktij@gmail.com.
Thanks and Good Luck!
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