What is the price of the stock? How many shares can you purchase with your $1000? To keep things simple, assume the brokerage fee is waived. This is just a virtual exercise, do not worry about maximizing shares.

You have just had the good fortune of winning a virtual $1000 and you would like to invest your money in the stock market. Before investing your $1000, it is important to do some research on what stocks are available and which firm to invest in.

In order to keep things simple, you will purchase ONE stock from The Dow 30. The DOW 30 is the most widely recognized stock market indicator in the United States. It includes only 30 stocks, all listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). These are blue chip companies that reflect the health of the U.S. economy.

Additional reading:

"A Randon Walk Through Some Economic Statistics." A Pedestrian’s Guide to the Economy.

" Playing the Stock Market." A Pedestrians’s Guide to the Economy.

1) Select ONE dow Jones 30 stock. This is the stock you will follow for the entire session (11 weeks). Why do you think it will be an interesting forcus for your economic analysis?

The Dow Jones 30 can be found here: www.bloomberg.com/markets/stocks/movers_index_dow.html

2)What is the price of the stock? How many shares can you purchase with your $1000? To keep things simple, assume the brokerage fee is waived. This is just a virtual exercise, do not worry about maximizing shares.

3)Pick THREE of the economic terms presented in the PowerPoint Slides that apply to your organization. What are they? Explain how each applies to your organization. For instance, if you picked Coca Cola Co, you can discuss some of the factors of production that would be important for the firm such as corn crops (corn syrup), etc.

4) Pick ONE of the "Big Economic Ideas" presented in the PowerPoint Slides. Discuss how they apply to your organization. What do they add to your understanding of how your organization operates? Do you have any new insights?

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