Task 1: Picking Their Stocks
Task 1 will be to research and decide which stocks will provide you with the best growth over the course of 3 months. The research done will consist of things such as high risk vs. low risk. Students will assess different stocks and read about world issues that may affect the stock in a positive or negative way. Students will provide rationale for each stock they invest in using mathematical terminology to defend their stance.
Task 2: Calculating Their Returns
The 2nd task will be towards the end of the 3 months, where they will take the stocks that they have “invested” in and research how much money they would make off the stocks if they invested in them for the next 10 years, 20 years, and 50 years. They would use the information, gains, losses, dividend price, etc. at that exact moment to calculate this information. So, if their stock was returning 6% with a $2.00 dividend yield per share, they would research how to calculate their growth throughout those time periods and create a report on each stock they invested in and where their returns would be for each of the 3 time-periods.
Task 3: Presentation
From your findings, research, and mathematics in task 2, you will present to the class a 3-5-minute presentation sharing which stocks you invested in and why. You will then share what your returns would have been after 10 years, 20 years and 50 years and if you recommend investing in these stocks or not.