Essay on Stock Trak Investment Report

1335 Words Mar 7th, 2012 6 Pages
Stock Trak Investment Report
[Portfolio Investment Analysis]
Portfolio management is an important factor that determines the performance of the portfolio. To perform well in the portfolio, it is not only essential to develop personal investment strategies, but analyzing current financial trend is also vital. Stock Trak is an online portfolio simulation that allows students to try out different investment strategies, and also get a hand on experience in what the real market trading conditions are. By managing the portfolio, I have acquired some new knowledge of investment strategies and also become more familiar with the current market by following closely to the financial headlines. My portfolio composed of only a few specific stocks
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The weekly performance of IBM stock presented a contestant growth. One highlight of the falling of stock price in the 6th week in the investment period was when IBM presented the 3rd quarter financial report. The investors weren’t satisfied with the profit report which they expected to be better especially when other IT companies were doing well in the 3rd quarter. One mistake I made was that I didn’t follow closely to the financial report of the company; therefore, I missed the peak of the stock price. From this experience, I learned that financial reports and current news are important indicators of the stock price. By following closely to the current event and analyzing the financial report, investors can maximize the profit and also become more familiar to the market. Google Inc. (GOOG) was purchased on September 8th, 2011 and sold on December 6th , 2011 with quantity of 5 shares. The purchase price was $534.96 and the closing price was $625.25, which gave me a total return of $431.45 after deducting commissions.
The weekly performance of the stock has a trend of constant growth with a significant growth in price compared to the IBM stock which happened in week four to six (09/30/11-10/06/16). A major factor for the large jump in the stock price is due to the shocking current news of Google acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Right after the announcement of

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