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Camp Millionaire Level 1

Week 5: Saturday October 30, 2021

What we Learned:

  • Dividends: 
    • Companies use dividends to incentivize investors to hold and/or buy their stock.
    • The most stable companies have been giving out dividends for years and increasing the amount each year.
    • Companies are not obligated to give out dividends.
    • A sharp increase in dividends could be a red flag of an expected decline in company performance.
  • Earnings:
    • Companies are evaluated on their earnings, which is their revenue - expenses (and taxes)
    • Negative earnings means the company is in debt.
    • New companies and companies in their growth phase may have negative earnings for their first several years

What's Next:

  • Camp Millionaire Level 2!

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Week 4: Saturday October 23, 2021

What we Learned:

  • Market Cap: the different sizes, what it means, how we can use it to make better investment choices
  • Beta: represents the risk of the stock over the last 5 years compared to the stock market. How we can use beta to identify red flags and volatile stock.

What's Next:

  • More financial metrics: Dividends and Earnings

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Week 3: Saturday October 16, 2021

What we Learned:

  • The different stock markets around the world and their unique traits
  • Regular trading hours, after hours trading, pre-market trading
  • The different currencies used around the world and how they affect investing

What's Next:

  • Understanding different financial metrics to choose the best stocks/investments

What the students have to do?

  • Buy a stock from an international stock market (not North American)

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Week 2: Saturday October 9, 2021

What we Learned:

  • What is a stock?
  • How do companies get on the stock market?
  • Private companies vs public companies vs charities
  • What is a ticker?

What's Next:

  • The different stock markets around the world
  • When does the stock market open and close?
  • Different currencies

What the students have to do?

  • Log onto the investment challenge app and invest in a long term and short term stock
  • The long term stock can be of the student's choosing
  • The short term stock must be traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)

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Week 1: Saturday October 2, 2021

What we Learned:

  • The five golden rules of saving
  • The different types of investing (investing by owning, investing by lending and keeping your money in cash)
  • Learning about risk tolerance

What's Next:

  • Intro to stocks
  • Intro to the different stock markets
  • How do companies get on the stock market?

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Welcome

Explorer Hop is an innovative financial literacy and entrepreneurship program based in Toronto, Canada.  Over the last year, more than 3500 students from over 14 countries have been in our programs.  

This is the first step in our 8 level program to teach kids how to invest. 

Please bookmark this page as updates will be provided here. 

Our Camp Millionaire 1 program is designed to teach kids ages 11+ how to invest in the stock market.  Our students learn through hands-on interactive investment games, proactive discussions and collaborative research- all in a stress-free environment. Our programs and students have been recognized and featured on BBC, Global News and much more. 

Financial literacy is a vital skill in our lives and yet so few have it.  By empowering our kids with a good foundation in investing we are enabling our kids to make practical, money-savvy decisions as they prepare for their future. Our program helps put them on this path of success. 

Think about how amazing it will be when your Grade 7 child can look at a company and analyze the stock information for themselves!  This is just the first confident step they take on their investing journey.

Over the course of the next 5 weeks, we will be learning all about the stock market.  They will learn everything from what is Market Cap to Dividends. As we learn, kids will be investing in our Stock Market Challenge, where they will each manage a virtual stock portfolio of $10k with real-time stock market feeds.  The money is virtual but the prices and decisions they make have real-time implications. 

Move over Warren Buffett - our Young Investors are about to take over! 

Zoom Link for the class: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88509892139  

Link to the Investment Challenge: https://challenge.explorerhop.com/

You will need your PIN and First Name to login. PINs will be given to the kids in the first class. 

DISCORD channel: https://discord.gg/RmYMdx9hEC (for Tech support and stock discussions)

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