This project allows you to learn more about investing and about the activity of companies that compete in the market. You will be asked to choose a company upon which to base your analysis in a report. You will monitor and report the performance of your company’s stock over the school term and ultimately attempt to explain why your stock performed well or poorly relative to the S&P 500 Index. The explanations will offer insight into what is driving the valuations of U.S.-based stocks over time.
If you do not know the ticker symbol of the stock you want to invest in, go to the website finance.yahoo.com (Links to an external site.) and type the company’s name in the search box and click on “Search Finance.” If you want to review a list of possible stocks to choose, go to https://finance.yahoo.com/industries (Links to an external site.) (which lists stocks by sectors or industries).
It is assumed that you will invest $10,000 in the stock of the company you have chosen.