Whenbuying businesses your amount of profitability depends on factors such asfinancing terms, occupancy costs, and your skills, and ability to operate abusiness smartly and effectively. A few of the stocks that I had purchased wereMcDonald’s, Best Buy, Walmart, and Michael Kors. McDonald’s which is fast foodbusiness has been ranked number one in the top list of two hundred franchises.McDonald’s franchises restaurants to individuals who operate restaurants andare involved on a daily basis in their operations. However, they do notfranchise partnership nor investors. For McDonald’s the amount of down paymentthat franchises would need to give varies.
Therefore, they require a minimum offive hundred thousand dollars of non borrowed resources in order to beconsidered as a franchise. I bought ten shares from McDonald’s. Another stock Ipurchased was Walmart, a corporation that operates as a chain of hypermarkets,departments stores, and groceries. In the real business world you would need topurchase a stock from Walmart through Computer share. In 1970 Walmart offeredthree hundred thousand shares of its common stock at a price of $16.
50 pershare. Walmart common stock is traded on the New York stock exchange. Ipurchased ten shares from Walmart. Best Buy, a store focusing mainly ontechnology, was also one of the stocks I bought.
Best Buy’s enterprise level ona revenue of 39.4 billion they increasedon a GPA operating income rate of 4%. While doing that they also continued toinvest in their future and returning 1.2 billion to their share holders throughshare repurchases. The amount of stocks I purchased from Best Buy were fifteen.Another stock I had purchased, but ended up trading due to it taking a tollcausing me to lose money was Michael Kors.
Michael Kors is an American luxuryfashion company that was established in 1981. The methods I used when buying mystocks were to decide the prices I’d like to purchase, decide how frequentlyI’d like to trade, and how many shares I want to purchase. During the time Iowned stocks I noticed how from day to night your stocks can drop causing youto lose money fast, but also stocks could go from low to high which makes you a lot of money. The way I would have purchasedthem different now is by analyzing the stock prices more, see how successfulthe business is, making more trades, and investing in more stocks.
Purchasingstocks and bonds is a way to save up for retirement, although you have morealternatives that’s just that. Other ways you can save for retirement are bypaying less taxes, retirement contributions, selecting low cost investments, mindingretirement benefit gaps, ect. After completing the stock market game I havelearned essential things that would be useful to me in the future if I wouldlike to pursue a business career.
I have learned that you must be very carefulon which stocks you would like to invest on, how many shares to buy, what dotrade, analyzing what would benefit more, over all whatwould make you most money. I also learned that’s stocks can change from day tonight, so you must carefully analyze what stocks you’d like to invest on ifwishing to do so.