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Journal entries from Lisa, Peter, Rozann, Crystal, Jenny and Kasa
The first day...It was an exciting one. We bought our stocks, and remained fixed in front of the computers, all wanting to be #1.
Of course, none of us had much of a clue as to what we were doing, but to be labeled the best was a cool enough of a goal for us.
The second day...All we could think about was getting to the computer lab to check our stocks. As we all logged on, the suspense mounted. The people at the bottom the totem pole vowed to become the best and the ones at the top said dream on.
The second week...As we dragged our feet into the lab, we figured that we didn't care about being number one anymore. Behold! A new leader. It was me!! As rounds of congratulations went around, Jerrad looked on. He was making his plan. He would be number one, yes, he would!
The third week...Jerrad still vowed to be number one. Peter was still trying to beat me. But since the computers are being slow, we will never know who is number one, where it is exactly that Jerrad is, and who is beating whom. It is quite sad really.
The top plot of the day...how much noise it would cause if we threw these computers out the window! The end...So here we are at the bitter end. Nobody knows who is where. Our stocks are lost in the cyber somewhere. We are far from depressed or stressed in any way. We no longer care about anything concerning the stock market. But as a single solitary screen flickers hope of opening our accounts, we wonder... so we really care? Who's trying to fool who here? Of course we care! Everybody wants to be #1!
A LIFE OF STOCKS
Every day we would go to the computer lab and log on to the Internet. We would then login to the stock market game and record our stocks. It usually would take a long time to get in, or there would be an error.
I never wanted to get in anyway because I was afraid that I would be doing bad. Everyone wanted to be in first but I thought " It will never happen to me." I started out with about 10 stocks and I was in last (13th) place in our class. All of my stocks were in the red (down in price).
After the first week I was sick of being in last and the game was no fun. I sold all of the stocks that were in the red, which was pretty much all of them. I then stared over. I researched some stocks carefully. I picked about 5 stocks that I thought would do good. Guess what. After about 5 days with these great stocks I moved into 2nd place! I stayed there for the rest of the week. Then my good friend Lisa stole the spotlight of 2nd place. Man, she was happy about that. I, of course, was just the opposite. Since I bought those "good" stocks I have been afraid to sell or buy more. I prefer the saying " If it's not broken don't fix it."
We would usually start our day by going into the computer lab to check our stocks, the only problem was that that I wasn't able to log in for days.
Once I got in though, days later, I was rippin' it up in first. Unfortunetly it didn't last for long because our teacher, Mr. Cromwell, got all the glory for himself.
I bought 23 stocks at first but learned the hard way that they wouldn't all make me money. So, I sold them! Not all of them of course, but a few. I am down to 12 now and most of them are making money. They all fluctuate. I have some stocks that were making 1,000 dollars last week but are now down at -100 dollars.
I've learned that the stocks can change very quickly, one minute they're up, the next they're down. You can't just sell your stocks if they fall though, give them a chance because they will probably come back up in a few days.
HOW FUN IT IS!
Every day we take a journey to our 1st period class were we sit and learn about economics. Then we take a stroll to the computer lab next door and look up our stocks.
We login wondering whether our money is going down our going way up. I have been jumping back and forth from 1st to 3rd. Lately I have been at 1st.
The stock that has made me the most profit is Wells Fargo Co. After it made me over a thousand dollars everyone wanted to buy it and most of them did. But they bought it when the stock was high so most of them lost money instead of gaining money.
The best part of the stock game is gaining money, and well, getting out of class but that's another issue. Its fun to always be in first place but it's not quite so fun to lose money and drop sporadically. I invested well in very good stocks that have earned me large amounts of money but I always seem to be behind our teacher who usually is in first if I'm not. This has been a very fun thing to do it's very interesting and prepares us for the future and teaches us things we would have never figured out on our own.
When I first started, I had no clue as to what was going on.
Stocks to me was something that only the head honchos in New York dealt with.
I guess I was wrong.
I started out buying only the simple named stocks such as Coca-Cola and Walt Disney. Other students in my class were buying stocks that I never had even heard of.
When I finally got a grip on how to buy stocks, I was doing pretty good. I usually was towards the top of the class rankings.
Lately though, I've been near the bottom. There were a few days when my best stocks took a total plunge. I sometimes got frustrated and sold some of my stocks. It eventually turned out that they raised sky high.
This simulation has been a really fun experience. I hope other students had as much fun as I did. This definitely was a fun, learning experience.
When I started this stock market game I had little enthusiasm because I was sick of constant book work.
I started this game with the theory that buying stocks that were in the negative numbers would help me win.
This didn't make sense to my fellow class mates, but I figured that if I bought a stock that's losing money I'll not only get it for a cheap price, but it can only go up, right?
Wrong, I invested in an airline and figured well hey, so it's negative a few hundred dollars, it'll go up soon.
Well, I just checked my stocks a few moments ago and it has dropped from negative a few hundred dollars to almost a thousand. It looks as if the chances of it going up are not very good. I won't give you complete details on how my other stocks are doing, but I will tell you that I only have two stocks that are actually making me money. I still have faith that all of my stocks will go up, and when they finally do, I'll prove my whole class wrong.
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