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B1G Stock Market Game: Week 7

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Welcome back to the B1G Stock Market Game. Blah blah blah, rutger bad, words words words, and that's an opening paragraph.

If you're new to the article, join us! Just be careful about investing in rutger...

The Rules

  1. Start with an initial investment equal to the average of all current investors. This week, that’s 394 Delaney Dollars ($394DD).
  2. Select team stocks to buy.
  3. After the week’s games, sell, hold, and/or buy for the next week.
  4. Max number of any one team’s shares that you can own is 50.

Team stock value comes from Teamrankings.com. The value of each team is the inverse of their current rating (out of 130 FBS teams), so team #2 costs $129, #6 costs $125, #129 costs $2.

What Teams Should I Invest In?

Buy low, sell high. Or vice versa. Buy shares of your own team, or feel all greasy by buying shares of your rival. While nobody can perfectly predict The Formula, team ratings are pretty much based on their game results, their opponents, and their opponents’ opponents.

Some players diversify, and others go heavy on one stock. You’ll find your niche. If you don’t like the dartboard method, you may want to check out Dead Read’s B1G Stock Report.

This Week

Not too bad, Off Tackiotes! Even with just a negligible gain in the OTE Index (average team stock is at about $91.5DD), our average portfolio increased by 1.5% to $394DD! I think we're all starting to get the hang of the game and investing wiser. Or, we're riding the coattails of our one good investor, Ohio State nym.pseudo.

New week, same story: Investments in rutger will kill your portfolio. Two weeks running, but the sentiments remain exactly the same. Another double digit decrease in value. Sigh.

Let's take a look at who we can applaud and who we can make fun of: nym.psuedo continues to roll, this time by maintaining Minnesota, who rewarded their investors with an 18% ROI. The biggest gainer was Purdue, WITH OVER 30%! boilermaker5 and Crab-cakes were smart to hold onto their shares, and are now propelled into the top half of the standings.

Onto the non-winners. Maryland got a special shoutout last week, and promptly crapped the bed this week. Their 13% loss fortunately only affected one investor, and Hellya only had one share. Nebraska also dropped severely, and lol @ dead read for the weekend's results. Oh yeah, rutger continued torpedoing a good third of you, but... what are ya gonna do?

Penn State only raised $1DD, but sometimes a win is just surviving...

The opening bell has rung, here are this week’s stock prices:

Illinois 41; Indiana 93; Iowa 114; Maryland 88; Michigan 117; Michigan State 110; Minnesota 90; Nebraska 75; Northwestern 86; Ohio State 130; Penn State 126; Purdue 72; rutger 10; Wisconsin 128

Get your buys in by ****6pm Best Time Zone Thursday night.**** And remember, greed is good.

Poll

Who had the worst week?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    rutger
    (34 votes)
  • 22%
    Terps
    (46 votes)
  • 30%
    Sparty
    (63 votes)
  • 30%
    Dead Read
    (64 votes)
207 votes total Vote Now