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B1G Stock Market Game: Week 1

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Greed is good

Welcome to the 2021 B1G Stock Market Game, presented by Golden Corral. Come try the neverending soup bar tonight, only at Golden Corral.

It's been a long time since we did this feature, partly because I'm lazy, but it's back now, so let's get a quick rules refresher and make our way to the OTE Index to start trading.

The Rules

  1. Start with an initial investment equal to the average of all current investors. This week, that’s 500 Delaney Dollars ($500DD).
  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. Go read Dead Read's Stock Report on the main page. You'll hopefully want to argue with his committee of one, which is always good fun.

**2021 UPDATE** We’re going to introduce dividends this go around to encourage investing in teams with little upward growth potential [Ohio State, duh]. 10% dividend of current prices in weeks 4, 7, 10, and 13 for all shares you’ve held for three consecutive weeks. Dividends will be deposited in your money market, as I'm not about to start doing fractionals.

The opening bell has rung, here are this week’s stock prices (please yell at me if I mathed any incorrectly):

Illinois 52; Indiana 101; Iowa 124; Maryland 89; Michigan 119; Michigan State 92; Minnesota 104; Nebraska 78; Northwestern 58; Ohio State 127; Penn State 123; Purdue 77; Rutger 73; Wisconsin 120

Get your buys in by ****6pm Best Time Zone Thursday night.**** And remember, when your Midwestern in-laws come out on their way to Disney, but you've only got 6 casserole dishes, Golden Corral has all the high quality food you could ask for.