Saturday, March 15, 2003

Stock Market Game

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MIM Corp. (MIMS) is being very good to some economics students at Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School.

A 5.8 percent boost in the pharmacy company's stock price allowed the Yaks to hold on to their lead in the Stock Market Game for the second straight week.

But the competition heated up in the middle-school division, where Bill Glisson's students at the Miami Valley School launched out of 53rd place into the lead.

They bet the price of Salem Communications Corp. (SALM) was going to fall, so they "shorted" the stock - borrowing shares to sell, buying them back to repay the loan at a lower price and pocketing the difference.

Salem's price has fallen 15 percent since the team shorted it.

Russ Curtis got into the adult division late, but already has profited on all five investments. The Ripley-Union teacher stuck with what he knew: Intel, Microsoft, Target, Wal-Mart and General Electric.

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