Project Introduction and
this technology project you will use the Internet as a
resource for learning how you can build wealth through
investing in public corporations that offer security in
their companies through ownership of stock.
Students will use on-line
resources to research companies financial information,
look up ticker symbols, analyze competitors, build an
on-line portfolio, and learn to risk-avoidance tactics
to maximize your chance for profit. The final project
will include the online portfolio and a multimedia presentation
in Powerpoint. Students will learn basic graphic creation
and enhancement in Adobe Photoshop.
Why stock ?
Investing in stocks is one way
to make money and build wealth. Moreover, stock investing can
be done by any citizen in any walk of life. Stock trading is
one way for you to profit within our free enterprise
In the United States, and many
other capitalistic (free-enterprise) economies, companies are
traded publicly and offer citizens the opportunity to profit
from their business. Participation in the trading (buying and
selling of stock) of securities offers us one way to make
money in business without having to actually operate a
business. In the stock investment world access to information
and timing have long formed barriers for the people interested
in trading for profit.
In the age of satellites and
the Internet many of the traditional barriers to information
access and timing have disappeared. It is becoming increasing
easier for the average citizen to participate in the stock
trading opportunities of the investment world. Access to stock
information and trading is available in real-time twenty four
hours a day, seven days a week.
This project will last
for the duration of the semester with your presentation and
summary of your investment portfolio due the final two weeks
of the school year.
This project has several key documents and Internet resource
sites (handouts) to support your journey into the stock
investment world. Additionally, the teacher will guide
you through this learning opportunity and provide you
with other resources and sources of information.
How much $ money do I
have?: Investors often
start very small ($1000.00 or less) and build their investment
portfolios piece by piece placing a portion of their earnings
into additional investments. For the purposes of this project
and our limited time you are more fortunate. You have $
50,000.00 in cash to invest for the duration of this semester!
Lets find wealth!
Some of our chosen world
Wide web resources
may be found here.