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The stock project was a really fun and helpful project to do. I think this because it prepared me for real life stocks (what companies to pick, and how to keep track of them). It was fun because I liked seeing how my stocks rose and fell in comparison to everyone else’s, and I liked to relate my stocks to my life. I chose Apple, the Cheesecake Factory, and Wal-Mart, so I can relate to my project. Here are some tips and tricks for what you should or shouldn’t do in the world of stocks.
I chose companies that would make my stock project more fun. I chose three companies for my stock portfolio that I was familiar with, so that I could relate to my stock project more. I can relate to the Cheesecake factory because I’ve been there multiple times, and I love their food. I can relate to Apple because its products are everywhere (and my family owns a lot of products). I can relate to Wal-Mart because I shop there a lot! I also chose these stocks because they have a variety of prices, and I was curious to see how each did. The Cheesecake Factory was $29.62, the Wal-Mart was $54.20, and the Apple was $308.56. All of the companies were popular, and I was hoping that they would become more so as time went on. My brother actually told me to buy and Apple stock, because he actually had one and had made lots of money! I think it was so fun to watch the stocks I chose fall and rise.
I think I had a successful stock project, but there were a couple things I would change. One was that I would have changed one of my companies to an unfamiliar stock. I would do this because I think it would have been interesting to learn all about a random company, and see how it did. Since we did the Stock Market Internet Search, we learned a lot about each company. Because of this, I think it would be interesting to learn more about a familiar company, but even more interesting to learn almost everything about an unfamiliar one. Another thing I would have done was learn my vocabulary words better. Even though there wasn’t a quiz on them, I would know them for future reference. One thing I most certainly wouldn’t change was my Apple stock. I made the most money on Apple, and it related directly to my life. Those are just a few things I would or wouldn’t change about my stock project.
I think some things really helped me with this project, such as the website, the stocks themselves, and the spreadsheet. I realize that the website was mandatory to use, but it helped me a lot. Everything we needed was on the website, and it was all organized and easy to find. Something else that I would advise to a future stockholder is to use a couple familiar stocks. Not all familiar, but at least one or two. I would recommend this because you can relate to your stock directly, which makes the project more enjoyable. I also liked the spreadsheet. I think it really helped me evade difficult problems every week, and it was really interesting to learn about how to make them. Those were probably the three most helpful things for me in this project.
I learned a lot from this project- from what stocks to choose to the founders of Dow Jones- and I think it was really interesting how we portrayed the idea of a real life stock situation. I gained $630.48 overall, so my project was somewhat successful. Stocks are something that will have an impact on my life, and I’m glad I learned about them in the way I did.
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