How We Chose The Stocks We began with companies we knew about such as Apple and Walmart. We looked for companies with a high P/E ratio and Beta. We also risked investments in companies we didn’t know about.
Best Stock Investment The most successful stock was Kyocera We gained $1,185.87 One of the reasons we chose Kyocera was because it announced a new SIGE system. The system helps improves stability and extends product life when performing small- diameter internal grooving. Also the P/E ratio was 13.34 which showed how the companies expectations are high.
Worst Stock Investment JP Morgan was the worst stock investment we made. We lost $865.05. Although JP Morgan had a high P/E ratio of 13.49 the company’s expectations weren’t right.
Other Investments Walmart gained $883.92. Apple also gained $93.31. Monster Worldwide lost $47.26.
Account Summary Overall our portfolio increased by 3.031%. Our cash balance ended up to be $59,148.81.
What we learned….. We learned that we had to take chances with the market. We also learned that since our economy is so bad right now that we should invest conservatively. The stock market is risky so we learned to make sure to read headlines and other key statistics such as the beta and P/E ratio before investing.
Credits A special thanks to our Teacher Mr. Johnson for giving us very helpful information on how to choose stocks and for the constant motivation given. We thank other program sponsors including: Chicago Board Options Exchange HSBC North America Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC Chicago Tribune News in Education Illinois Council on Economic Education