# WEEK 3 STOCK JOURNAL ( DUE 1/20 ) Business & Finance homework help

ONLY DO WEEK 3 AND USE BOTH TEMPLATES ( WORD AND EXCEL )

Use your knowledge and experience to select three publicly traded U.S. companies.

• Make sure you are practicing good diversification. Diversification means you are not selecting three companies from the same industry. For example, you would not want to choose Target, Walmart, and Sam’s Club because they sell the same types of products. A better choice would be Amazon, Uber, and Kroger, because they sell different products and services.

1. Determine how you will divide \$25,000 across the three companies (for example, \$10,000 in Company 1, \$10,000 in Company 2, and \$5,000 in Company 3).
• Decide the amount you are investing in each company. You need not provide any analysis to justify your decisions.

1. Provide a reason for picking each company.
• For example, you might invest in Ford because that company gets a lot of your money, and you hear that Ford is doing well and will continue to do well.

1. Identify the number of shares you are buying and the price of the shares you are buying for each company.
• Once you decide the companies and the amount you will invest in each company, determine how many shares you can buy. For example, if Company 1 is selling for \$42.16, then you may buy \$10,000/\$42.16, or 237.19 shares. But you cannot buy a part of a share, so you decide to buy either 237 or 238. In this example, you buy 237 shares at \$42.16 per share, investing \$9,991.92. You will not be able to buy exactly \$10,000, or \$5,000, or \$25,000, but it will be relatively close.

***This is a template. Please type over/delete all items in red

Stock Journal

Week 3 Instructions: You do not have to provide any analysis to justify your decisions. You must only provide some reason for picking that company. For example, you might invest in Ford because that company gets a lot of your money and you hear that Ford is doing well, and will continue to do well. Insert your rationale here. One paragraph is more than adequate to provide a reason why you have selected the 3 companies you have chosen.

Week 8 Instructions: Evaluate the results of your current investment. Are you happy with the result and the trend? Are you upset because you’re investment is worth less than \$25,000. Feel free to speculate / guess at why you believe the stock increased, decreased, or remained static. Insert your update here. One paragraph is more than adequate to provide and update concerning the 3 companies you have chosen.

Week 10 Instructions: Provide your final opinion / assessment of your investments. Did you make money or lose money? Discuss your results and, based on hindsight, describe what you would do differently. Discuss what you learned from this assignment. Do you believe this assignment will help you in the future in any way? Insert your update here. One paragraph is more than adequate to provide and update concerning the 3 companies you have chosen.

*Use black, size 12, Times New Roman, Arial, Courier, or Calibri fonts. Double-space your paragraph. See the formatting instructions under the Strayer Writing Standards link in the Course Shell.

Sources

You found the share prices for your three companies on websites. Please indicate where you found them here.

1. Website 1

2. Website 2

3. Website 3

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