The Stock Market Domingo Mujica

How The Stock Market Works

Unlike a share, a stock is when you share ownership of the company, and have a claim on the company's assets and earnings. While a share is when you are one of the many owners of the company, and usually only have a small claim to what the company owns. A dividend is when a payment is made in the form of additional shares or a money payout. Some of the major world markets are: Euronext, FTSE, CAC, DAX, and the Swiss Market Index. A ticker symbol is an abbreviation containing letters and/or numbers that is used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market. A mutual fund is an investment made up of a pool of funds collected from a group of visitors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments and similar assets. There are advantages and disadvantages on investing on a stock market, it mostly depends on luck. If the company that you invested in increases it’s value, then you gain a lot of money, but if it decreases it’s value, then you lose a lot of money.

Reflection On How My Investments Doing

At the moment my most successful companies are Facebook, GoPro, and Samsung. And my least successful company is Electronic Arts. I think that GoPro is doing well because as the winter holiday season is coming up, so everyone wants to buy a GoPro to record themselves skiing/skateboarding. I think that Facebook is doing very well because it is one of the most successful social media websites in the world, so it is hard for it to randomly drop down in value. I think that Samsung is doing very well because they just released their new phone; the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and many people bought it. I think that Electronic Arts is not doing very well at the moment because they had just released a new game; Fifa 17, and after time had passed, people stopped buying it, so the value went down. As GoPro is my most successful company, I have decided to buy more shares of it, in order to gain as much money out of it as possible. For the future, I plan on investing in a bigger variety of companies, so that I get a better idea of which companies out there are making money.

Final Reflection

The best company on my portfolio was American Airlines, which was actually the only company which made me money with a +0.30% increase in value. My worst companies on my portfolio we Facebook with a -1.94% increase in value, Electronic Art with a -4.35 increase in value, Samsung with a -7.11 increase in value, and GoPro with a -25.64% increase in value. I think that Electronic Arts wasn't successful because they haven’t recently released any new games, so their value is going down. I think that Samsung wasn’t successful because the new phone that they released was a huge failure, so they eventually lost money, therefore went down in value. If I were to do this project again I would sell a company after it goes up in value, and not wait until the price drop back down. As most my companies lost me money, if I were to redo the project, I would definitely try to invest in other companies. I think that if I were to invest in a new company, it would be a drone company, as the business of drones is rapidly increasing. What I learned from this project is that you need to always be aware of how your companies are doing, because if you get distracted, you might lose a lot of money without realizing until it’s too late.

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