play money paper

Pretend that you have $10,000 to invest for four weeks. You are to “invest” this money in stocks or mutual funds and to track your investments on a weekly basis for thirteen weeks (see the schedule for due date) Pick five different stocks or funds to follow.

Write a report on

  • Why you selected the investments you did
  • Whether any noteworthy company results, news events, or economic events impacted your investments during this period (show your gains or losses for the period)
  • How your investments’ performance compared with the performance of the S&P 500 index during this period
  • Your tracking of the following three stock market indexes:
    • Dow Jones Industrial Average
    • S&P 500 stock index
    • Russell 2000 index for small caps

Please present your weekly results for each stock in a grid/table. Please report on each investment separately as you answer the questions above.

Your paper should start with an introduction and end with a conclusion.

  • The conclusion should include:
  • What you have learned from this assignment?
  • What would you differently?
  • What do you continue to invest in the same investment for the long term given your short term results?
  • How successful were your chosen investment in the previous four quarters and four years?
  • Would you change your investment given the results of the previous quarters and years?