Mock stock project - what are some good stocks?

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  1. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    So were on an investing/stock market section in my economics class. Were doing a mock stock project where the prof gives us "10k" and we need to invest it in a max of 5 stocks. This project is from now until toward the middle of May, so its not long term.

    Could anyone suggest a couple solid stocks that i could make some money off of?
     
  2. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Pick gold stocks, anything else will hit the wall. :p
     
  3. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    i did that last year and bought lots of apple stock!!! :D i can't recommend that at the moment, stock seems to be rising a bit now.
     
  4. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to keep track of a stock simulation, a good way to have some fun is to go to wallstreetpros.com.

    It may not help you, but it's pretty much the same sort of thing.
     
  5. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Risk it all on mortgage lenders.

    If they make a comeback, you'll blow everyone else away...
     
  6. Nabooly thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well this is only for 2 months, so i am not too sure if apple will rise in the next 2 months. It would be nice though. Last year this time it was under $100 :)
     
  7. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Emphasis mine ;)
     
  8. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    Does it have to be stocks? You can always pick 5 ETFs or mutual funds...
     
  9. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    If you can invest in commodities, get some gold and oil...
     
  10. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    There's a reason I used that word to begin the sentence...

    :D
     
  11. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    You can also make portfolios on Google Finances. You can just make a "fake" or "test" portfolio to the same end I believe.
     
  12. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

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    We're doing this for econ too...

    I bought AAPL when it was going for $160 a share... yea, looks like that turned out to be a good investment. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Nabooly thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah i think im going for some gold and oil. :D

    How bout coca cola and toyota?
     
  14. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    stay "in-cash" until the impending recession goes away.
     

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