I joined the “Start with $10,000” game in Investopdia’s Stock Simulator.
The market was already closed, so I put in the order for the stocks I wanted in my simulator portfolio. I pretended I only had $1,000 for each stock and ordered the following number of shares:
|Stock||# of Shares|
|MMM: 3M Co||5|
|PG: Proctor & Gamble Co||11|
|JNJ: Johnson & Johnson||8|
|DIV: Global X SuperDividend US ETF||38|
|O: Realty Income Corp||15|
|EPR: EPR Properties||13|
|LTC: LTC Properties Inc||20|
|STAG: Stag Industrial Inc||46|
There’s an overall ranking system in this game. I applaud today’s #1 person, who managed to earn $51,935.05 using just $10,000.
Since I placed 8 orders and the commission fee is $29.95 for each trade (expensive! I am so glad in real life my broker doesn’t have this steep of a commission), then I just lost $239.60. Whelp, that will knock my ranking down right off the bat. Let’s hope one or both of my strategies will eventually help recoup my losses.