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In the 7th grade math class we have been learning about the stock market. Since November we have been following the stock market and were asked to pick three stocks in particular to follow closely. These following paragraphs are about the certain stocks I picked.
The companies I chose for my stock market portfolio were Apple Inc, Intel Corporation, and The Hershey Company. I chose Apple because I know that they have been coming out with a whole bunch of new products and I know that it is a very popular company. I also chose Apple because I thought it would profit and I love the products they make. I decided to choose Hershey because I like Hershey products and I know they make a lot of popular products, so I figured they would probably make a lot of money. The reason I chose Intel was because their products are used in lots of electronics and I thought it would profit because when my dad had shares in Intel it made tons of money. These are all the reasons why I invested in the stocks that I did.
Now that I have researched the stocks and watched the stock market there are a few changes I would make to my portfolio. First I would have invested more in Apple since it did really well during the duration of the stock project. I would also invest more in Hershey since it also did well during the project. I would invest less or even not invest at all in Intel since it did not do particularly well but I still made some money. I think that all these changes would make my total profit more and I would have lost less.
I have a couple pieces of advice I would give to people when they invest in the stock market. One piece of advice is that not all popular companies are doing well. Intel is in lots of electronics and it did poorly during the stock project. Also you should find out if a company is doing well before invest in it because you may think something is doing really well when it isn’t. The last piece of advice I have is to know about the company. Don’t just invest in something because you like their products or you think it has a cool name. You should know what you are buying. If I had known about all of these things I think I would have made more money that is why I think they are good pieces of advice when investing in stocks.
As you can see there are many things I would change about the stocks I picked. I also had good reasons for the stocks I picked and good advice for future buyers. That is the total summary of my stock project, and the reasons I chose the stocks I did.
Article posted May 25, 2011 at 08:46 PM •
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