The companies that I chose for my stock project were: Apple, Google, and Pepsico. I chose Apple because they make good products, and they invented the Ipad which increased their stock cost a lot. They also have good advertizing, and that always helps with stocks. They are a well-run company and are very successful, and pretty much everyone has on of their Ipods. I chose Google because they are a successful company that makes useful products. They came out with a new phone which I thought would be a good thing, and their graph looked very good (it costed lower than usual and was getting higher. I also chose Pepsico., because I personally love their products and I love to drink Pepsi more so than any drink. It also looked like they were making money and their graph looked like exactly what you would want it to look like. All in all, I thought I chose the right stocks
After a few weeks of watching my stocks, I wanted to make a few changes. I wanted to buy lots more Apple and drop Google, because Google was dropping like a rock and Apple was rocketing up. In the end, I made a ton on Apple and lost just about as much on Google. I think Google was definitely the wrong choice. I also advise that you should buy stocks on a low, because Google was up and it dropped. The opposite happened to Apple. You never know what to expect with stocks.
You should research a lot about companies before you buy them. If you just glance at the graph, that's never enough. Pay attention if the company is coming out with a good new product, and if they have good advertizing. If the company you wanted to buy is coming out with a well-known new item, it helps the stock out a lot. For example, when Apple came out with the Ipad, their stock skyrocketed. You also want to buy stocks that have good advertizing. This usually helps the stock out a lot too. The one thing that you don't want to do is to put a ton of money into one stock. If the stock goes down, you can lose an awful lot of money. Plan and research well before buying stocks.