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B1G Stock Market Game Week 3

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NCAA Football: Michigan State at Miami Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the B1G Stock Market Game! I know I was a bit complainy last week, so I vow to never be like that again not do that this week, primarily because I'm rich. We had two newcomers last week, more to follow on one of them. Want to join? Read the rules, conveniently copy pasted below.

The Rules

  1. Start with an initial investment equal to the average of all current investors. This week, that’s 515 Delaney Dollars ($515DD).
  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.
  5. The game pays a 10% dividend of current prices in weeks 4, 7, 10, and 13 for all shares you’ve held for three consecutive weeks.

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

So yeah, newcomer msufan23 glided in outta nowhere and bought up Sparty at a hefty discount. Typical shady crap we've all come to expect from that lot. Michigan State jumped 29% this week, bringing yours truly from dead last to top ten. Minnesota and Nebraska (somehow) were also big risers. Michigan is overrated, but what else is new?

Speaking of things happening over and over, Northwestern dropped through the floor, dragging down a half dozen of you. Time to buy, or don't try to catch a falling knife? I'm looking forward to the trades this week.

A note on the dividends, you'll notice your two week holds are now a shade of green, and new buys are peach. Some of you bought more shares of a particular team last week, but only the originals are eligible for dividends next week. The column on the far right shows you how many shares are dividend eligible for each ticker you've bought.

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

Illinois 48; Indiana 91; Iowa 124; Maryland 103; Michigan 127; Michigan State 100; Minnesota 102; Nebraska 105; Northwestern 44; Ohio State 126; Penn State 123; Purdue 90; rutger 81; Wisconsin 116

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

@RockyMountainBlue, how's about buying in this week, there, fella?