|Objective||To teach kids how to choose stocks based on Technical Analysis.|
Technical Analysis is a way of choosing stocks it involves look at a stock's 200 day moving average and seeing how it does over a year.
1. Look up what "technical analysis" is and talk about it with family or friends.
2. Get a financial newspaper or go to a market website like money.cnn.com and look at a couple of different stocks, read the charts and try to identify any patterns that you see. For example Stock X usually dips in the first quarter.
3. Talk to family or friends and find out what technical analysis is and find out how you would do this with a stock. Ask a friend or family member if they have used this to choose stocks in their portfolios and ask them if they will show you how they pick their stocks.
4. Choose a couple of stocks and perform a technical analysis on each one. Try to keep tabs on your stocks for about a year.
5. About once a month take a look at your stocks and figure out how they are doing.
Mark this activity as complete when you have a good understanding of technical analysis and have used it to evaluate the quality of at least one stock.
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|Age Range||14 15 16 17 18|
|Tags||Logical-Mathematical Intelligence Investing Linguistic Intelligence|
|About.com: Stocks||Here is an article on Technical Analysis .|