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Forum Fantasy Stock Exchange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:27 pm
by Rob P
Just punting this to see if anyone is interested.

There has rarely been a better time to invest in equities, the market has collapsed and there are bargains to be had. Who was it said the wise investor buys when everyone is selling and sells when everyone is buying?

So a little game. Pick one stock in which to invest a virtual £1,000. We'll ignore trading costs for simplicity and just used the quoted mid price. Only whole shares, so if for your £1,000 you could buy 27.9 shares that's just 27 for the game.

Every Friday evening I shall do the arithmetic (update the spreadsheet) post the closing values and we'll see who tops the league

Want to play? Just post your selected share here. The symbol if you know it, and I will update the league in this first post as we go along.

If nobody is interested, I shall just sulk.

Rob P

The League

Rob P: Diageo - DGE - Bought £1,000 worth at £24.605 per share = 40 shares. Current value £984.20

My thinking is that as the restrictions are relaxed it may be party time and their pubs and drinks business will quickly regain some of the lost ground.

The astute amongst you might also note that this is a subtle way of gleaning thoughts from a number of people cleverer than I am. Drat! :evil:

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:50 pm
by cecilthecat
IAG.L

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:09 pm
by Bill Haddow
GlaxoSmithKline

Bill H

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:13 pm
by rikur_
DRX - currently @ 172.20
Rationale - keeping the lights on is pretty high up people's priorities even in a recession.

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:18 pm
by Flasheart
EZJ(LON)
Playing the long game. Short term pain, long term gain.

Or total collapse, who knows!

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:05 pm
by stevelup
Just for the hell of it, I'll go AAPL please!

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:09 pm
by Flyingfemme
Unilever ULVR

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:09 pm
by cirrostratus
Glencore GLEN 833 shares at 1.20

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:09 pm
by Elecy
BP (BP) at £3.34



Mark

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:03 am
by OCB
Puuuleaase!

Equities are fur amachurs.

A stock price can go to zero - as anyone who remembers Dotcon can attest (yes, the “n” isn’t a typo), or near to zero for those who bought “bargain” banking stocks about 10 years ago....

A commonly traded commodity can almost never go to zero.

If you want to buy anything right now, it would Brent or WTI oil. Simple monthly buys to flatten out variance, and an exit strategy that suits your risk profile.

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:09 am
by spaughty
... but to win this game you need to go for a long shot! ;-)
Mitie(MTO) +1537@65.05p

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:00 am
by TheFarmer
Can one buy shares in Durex?

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:59 am
by Charliesixtysix
Trading 212 ( and probably others) have an app that gives a virtual £50k to invest as you wish and thereafter monitor in real time.

Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:09 am
by JAFO
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Re: Forum Fantasy Stock Exc hange (Coronanomics - The Game)

PostPosted:Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:28 am
by eltonioni
Torn between GLE @ 566 and RDW @ 313

GLE please.