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The Stock-Trak investment simulation program began on August 30th which marked the first day that trading was allowed A total available amount of 300000 was used for investing The objective of this assignment is to maximize the value of the portfolio through November 19th which was the last day of the trading periodI began the process of choosing specific investments for my portfolio by taking an asset allocation questionnaire appendix I Since the objective was to maximize portfolio value I made sure for each question asked that I chose the answer with the most risk My reasoning being that having my money in risky investments will on average lead to a greater return than investments with lower risk The objective did not mention risk tolerance and I wanted a portfolio composition with a good chance of earning exceptional returns After completing the survey I ended up with an aggressive asset allocation plan appendix II This stated that 85 of my money should be invested in stocks while the remaining 15 of my money should be invested in bondsI had several basic strategies that I felt would lead to my portfolio having high returns First I felt that it was important to invest early on in the trading period so that I would not miss any positive returns the market might yield I was fully invested by September 10th Secondly I wanted to buy all my investments and hold them because I believe that this strategy will best maximize returns Timing the market I felt was lucky and too complicated Finally I wanted to make sure that I bought at least 25 separate assets so that I could be properly diversifiedI used the Wall Street Journal to pick my individual stocks My personal strategy was to pick stocks that were at or near their 52 week low in price I felt that corporations especially those that were well known at or near their 52 week
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