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B1G Stock Market Game Week 12

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Northwestern v Wisconsin Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Welcome back to the B1G Stock Market Game! Quite a few of us took a hit this week, but we keep on chugging along toward the merciful end, much like Pat Fitzgerald himself.

The Rules

  1. Start with an initial investment equal to the average of all current investors. This week, that’s 456 Delaney Dollars ($456DD).
  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

A bit of a mixed bag this week as Northwestern's "performance" against the barely breathing UMass couldn't stem the tide of an overall shitty season. The Wildcats dropped almost 10% of their "value" this weekend.

The overall OTE Index wasn't damaged, however, since rutger(!) surged ahead 2 whole points, an 18% increase!

Illinois continues to climb, Sparty continues to NOOO!!!, the rest are bobbing along like Nemo's friends when they got to the ocean.

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

Illinois 73; Indiana 104; Iowa 116; Maryland 65; Michigan 123; Michigan State 103; Minnesota 112; Nebraska 81; Northwestern 58; Ohio State 130; Penn State 125; Purdue 72; rutger 13; Wisconsin 124

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