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Virtual stock market investment system

Students have to initiate a 3 weeks investment simulation on the New York Stock Exchange.
With a starting virtual budget of $10,000, they must build their own information system that
will be used as a support to take operational decisions: buying or selling shares from 5
American companies. Each decision involves a cost for buying or selling that will be
explained to students.
A final report is required 30 days after the beginning of the project.
The objective of this assignment is to produce a final report with four main objectives which
are assessed according to the intelligence cycle in information management:
1) Capacity to define a general orientation and vision.
2) Capacity to seek information.
3) Capacity to manage information within an adapted and personal information system.
4) Capacity to make strategic decisions related to this information management.

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The assignment requires you to create a system for investing virtual money in the stock market. You have to define your goals, find information about which stocks to buy and sell, manage your information, and make decisions to buy and sell stocks.

To create your system, you need to answer these questions:

1) Capacity to define a general orientation and vision.

What is your overall strategy? How much risk can you tolerate? Do you want to invest in all industries or concentrate on a ...

Solution Summary

Advice on how to tackle an information management assignment requiring you to create a system to invest virtual money in the stock market. The grading criteria assessed in the assignment are:
1) Capacity to define a general orientation and vision.
2) Capacity to seek information.
3) Capacity to manage information within an adapted and personal information system.
4) Capacity to take strategic decision related to this information management.

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