tracking investments as a stats assignment

One semester, I tried tracking a classroom "investment portfolio" as a means of keeping students interested in statistics.
  • relates to data visualizations
  • ideas of risk using standard deviation
  • compared their own portfolio's performance to benchmark indexes such as NASDAQ, SP500, and Dow Jones
  • introduces students to investments 
After looking around a bit, I decided to create an account in SigFig for each class.

My Assessment of the Assignment:
Overall, the assignment was interesting for most students.