Stock Market Simulation
READ THE FOLLOWING FROM INVESTOPEDIA BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD THE APP--NOTE IT IS iPHONE APP.
he Definition of a Stock
Plain and simple, stock is a share in the ownership of a company. Stock represents a claim on the company's assets and earnings. As you acquire more stock, your ownership stake in the company becomes greater. Whether you say shares, equity, or stock, it all means the same thing.
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Quotes on the Internet
Nowadays, it's far more convenient for most to get stock quotes off the Internet. This method is superior because most sites update throughout the day and give you more information, news, charting, research, etc.
To get quotes, simply enter the ticker symbol into the quote box of any major financial site like Yahoo! Finance, CBS Marketwatch, or MSN Moneycentral. The example below shows a quote for Microsoft (MSFT) from Yahoo Finance. Interpreting the data is exactly the same as with the newspaper.
What Type of Investor Will You Be?
There are plenty of different investment styles and strategies out there. Even though the bulls and bears are constantly at odds, they can both make money with the changing cycles in the market. Even the chickens see some returns, though not a lot. The one loser in this picture is the pig.
Make sure you don't get into the market before you are ready. Be conservative and never invest in anything you do not understand. Before you jump in without the right knowledge, think about this old stock market saying:
"Bulls make money, bears make money, but pigs just get slaughtered!"
DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING APP
Follow the instructions on the app. Use your SCHOOL email to register.
Your username should be your full first name and the first letter of your last name. EXAMPLE: Ben B.
To get credit your screen name MUST be your full first name and the first letter of your last name.
Use your school email and your birth date as a password.
STOCK MARKET GAME RULES:
1. Purchase at least $75,000 worth of investments.
2. Diversify your account in terms of types of investments:
a. Invest in at least 5 stocks
b. Invest in at least 2 mutual funds
3. Diversify your account in terms of industries or markets the investments are in.
a. Invest in at least 1 technology company
b. Invest in at least 1 energy company
c. Invest in at least 1 agricultural company
d. Invest in at least 1 financial company
e. Invest in at least 1 health care company
f. Invest in at least 1 transportation company
4. Be sure to keep track of the reasons you chose the companies listed above and fill out the form below.