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Stock Market Project Tracking 1. You are to invest $10,000 in five different companies. These companies must be traded on the NYSE or Nasdaq. 2. Use www.yahoo.com’s finance page to (a) look up the stock’s ticker symbol, (b) note the stock’s closing price on the first day of the assignment, and (c) calculate the number of shares you will buy (investment/stock price). 3. You will track the closing price (value) of your stock weekly. Do not recalculate the number of shares purchased. Report 4. In conjunction with your weekly tracking of the companies’ stock values, you will write a one-page write-up about each company. 5. The write-ups should focus on: a. When was the company founded? Where was it founded? Who founded the company? Where is it headquartered and how many does it employ? b. What is your company’s product or service? Has this changed over time? c. How is the company currently positioned in the marketplace? Is it a leader? Is it an innovator? Is it the premier company in the industry or the low-cost leader? d. Current events – use Galenet (through the AHS LMC), the Internet, and company websites to summarize what the company has been doing over the last six months and/or what it is planning to do in the near future. 6. Each of the above sets of questions should be one answered in at least one paragraph. 7. An “executive summary” page should be at the front of your report. Have an introduction and conclusion and focus on KWL: What you Knew at the beginning of the assignment, what you Wanted to know about stocks and/or these companies, and what you Learned about each company. 8. Format of the essay: Times New Roman font, size 12, double-spaced w/ page numbers, student name, and date in the header per MLA format from your English classes. Graphing 9. Graph your stocks’ prices over the project’s duration (10 weeks) in Microsoft Excel. 10. You will need to calculate your total gain/loss for your investment at the end of the project. This can also be done in Excel. 11. We will also enter a Virtual Stock Market Game to see how we do against our classmates! 12. Those who are interested can also join Alhambra’s team for a competition against other schools in a stock market game hosted by CSU East Bay.
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