This year in math we invested in the stock market. You got to choose 3 stocks you wanted to invest in. I invested in Regal Entertainment, Verizon, and Bank of America. This was a very interesting unit. Thursday was the date that we got all of our information from, but we checked every Friday. We first would get out our computers and log on to yahoo finance and search each on of our stocks to find out our prices were. Our teacher also made every single person follow The Dow Jones Industrial Average. The following paragraphs explain the stocks I invested in and how they did.
In math class we have been investing in the stock market, I invested in Regal Entertainment, Verizon, and Bank of America. I invested in Regal Entertainment because I enjoy the movies. At the beginning of the school year when we invested in the stocks Regal Cinemas had a very good past in the stock world. The concession stand has very high prices which gets a lot of money. I invested in Verizon because has been a very successful in the past. Verizon is the phone company that my family uses. The main reason that I invested in Verizon was because the iphone was coming to Verizon and that would be very good for the company. Bank of America was a stock that I picked because it is an international bank. Also Bank of America is all around the area. All of these stocks are a NYSE. Regal Entertainment, Verizon, and Bank of America all gained money and that is why I picked theses stocks.
I wouldn’t change my stocks but before I invested in them I wish I had done more research. I would get more shares within my company. I know that we had a certain amount of money but I would have been more careful when picking the number of shares. Before I decided in Regal Cinemas, Verizon, and Bank of America I think it would have been helpful if I had talked to people about good, bad, and popular stocks. I also would have asked someone what I should have researched within a stock. Comparing stocks could have helped me do very well. I would have seen what the good stocks have that one does not. I wished I had done more research before I invested in the stocks I did invest in.
Before you invest in a certain stock ask your parents and research to see if it really is a good stock. Go to a financial website to see if it is a good stock. Yahoo finance is a very good website if you are looking to research your stock. Go to a website and see the stocks charts from the past to see if the stocks you are investing have done well in the past. You should talk to students and adults to see what stock s they would suggest. Ask an adult if they are a part of the stock market. Ask an older kids id they invested in stocks if so ask them what the invested in.
We began this project in the end on November and ended in the beginning of May. This was my least favorite project in math this year. Although all of my stocks increased over the year. If I were to restart this project I would ask parents and friends for stocks to invest in. All of the stocks I invested in have a reason behind it. I invested in Regal Cinemas because there was a lot of popular movies were coming our and the concession prices were rising. I invested in Verizon because it is my family’s phones company and the iphone was coming out to Verizon. I invested in Bank of America because my family goes there and it is a very popular bank. Overall my stocks did very well this year but I would of taken advice before I had invested in a certain stock.