TEAM Crew Members Marco Garcia Joceline Barrera Jumiko Gomez Instructor: George Schmidt
OUR STOCKS Apple- AAPL (+6.4%) Dollar Tree- DLTR (+4.5%) Starbucks- SBUX ( +21%) Coke- KO ( +6.5%) Power Shares- QQQ (-4%)
OUR STRATEGY One of our team members looked at the paper the day we picked our stocks, and saw that most of our stocks were doing well, so we picked them. For Apple we bet that the “New Ipad” would be a huge success. We bought and held all of our stocks even if they were going down. During the end of the game we got greedy and bought, with the rest of our money, shares of QQQ. That did not work.
WHAT WE LEARNED We learned that making any investment in any stock is always a gamble. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. That being greedy can hurt you. We bought QQQ at the very end in hopes that we would increases our equity, but we ended up taking a hit. Rather than to use our gut feelings, we relied mostly on expert opions.
SMG SPONSORS SIFMA Foundation & SIFMA Member Firms Advantage Futures LLC BMO Harris Bank Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC Chicago Tribune News in Education CITI Foundation OTHERS Our Principal: Ms. Pamela Glynn Our Vice Principal: Dr. Karen Boran Our Teacher: Mr. George Schmidt Martin Cabrera Marty Paul Debbie Kerman Joanne Dempsey SPECIAL THANKS