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Old 09-18-2009, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My school just started a league and the winner by the end of the semester gets an auto +2% to their final avg.

Anyone here a professional stockbroker or knows enough about finance to give me some advice on some safe investments?
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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which school do you attend and what grade are you in?
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Does anyone play this?
My school just started a league and the winner by the end of the semester gets an auto +2% to their final avg.

Anyone here a professional stockbroker or knows enough about finance to give me some advice on some safe investments?
I am a financial planner. What info are you looking for.

Safest investments are always Treasury Bills.

They are put out by the federal governement and they are highly liquid and are insured against their face value. That means that you can resell them at any time and they will always make you some money.

Common shares are good if it is a solid company with a good track record.

Bonds can be about a medium grade risk as with some types of bonds are not protected, most are but some arent.
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I mean investments on the stock market. Specifically, NASDAQ.

I'm looking for some safe stocks with the potential to increase by 5~10% in a month or so. Slow, incremental growths are best, since I bet most of my classmates have invested in high-risk, high-reward trends.
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I mean investments on the stock market. Specifically, NASDAQ.

I'm looking for some safe stocks with the potential to increase by 5~10% in a month or so. Slow, incremental growths are best, since I bet most of my classmates have invested in high-risk, high-reward trends.
Well I am not going to tell you specific company or commodities as that would defeat the purpose of the excersise you are doing but I'ss try to help you a litlle.

Ferderal Govenment bonds. Very Safe, smaller yeild though.

That is pretty specific, they last in terms of 10(I think) but they can be traded daily on the bonds market(part of Nasdaq)

Then you should look into common shares.
Pick a company that you use all the time, for example, I am sure you use microsoft daily, they recently closed with share price being down, so look into their website and see what is going on with the company, if they have some new products coming out there is a good chance that the value of those shares is going to increase again, if you buy some shares in a company like that you are going to make some money when it goes back up and you sell.

Commodities are a volitile market at times, but you can pretty much count on oil going up every now and then.

Futures give you a chance to make some decent money but you can also lose as you are betting agaisnt a future dollar value of different things.

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I guess overall your best option is to diversify yoour trading.

the info is all out there for you to make a reasonable decision but my biggest advice is to decide how to varry your portfolio. Just do a little research(Pretty sure that is the point of the project in the first place)

Keep a specific amount in safe investment(Canada Bonds, T-Bills etc)
Keep some in a medium risk(Mutual funds)
And throw a little into high risk high reward.
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Man if you are doing one of those things to see who comes out with the most money, you have to go with super high risk/ volative stocks.

Reason being, you won't get much return on the safe investments and SOMEONE else is going to do that in your grade and get lucky. You may as well be that guy.
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@Snooch

Thanks for all of your advice. I'll be looking out for bonds and more high risk stocks from now on.

Btw, after market closed yesterday I was ranked 46th in my class, 57th overall out of a total of 84.
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I mean investments on the stock market. Specifically, NASDAQ.

I'm looking for some safe stocks with the potential to increase by 5~10% in a month or so. Slow, incremental growths are best, since I bet most of my classmates have invested in high-risk, high-reward trends.
If you're swinging for the fences then look at the "penny stocks"($5 or less). I don't think any professional would ever push these on you but if you're looking for big time pay off then maybe if you do your homework you may find some of these that are worth pumping your play money into. Just an idea. Also play some safe bets to hedge the calculated risks you could take elsewhere.
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