Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Where I Invested, and What I Invested For

Last fall I decided to empty out my change-jar and purchase some stocks. Here is what I bought, why, and how they have performed so far.

1) General Motors. Purchased because: It was cheaper than any time since before WWII, it seemed patriotic, it was a fun conversation item, it seemed possible that it might actually go up. Return: -28.5%

2) Johnson & Johnson. Purchased because: Someone told me it was a good investment. She also said that birth control was a recession-proof product, and J&J makes that. And other stuff. Return: - 6.5%

3) Petroleo Brasileiro. Purchased because: Its stock symbol is "PBR", which is the same as the abbreviation for Pabst Blue Ribbon, which is a beer I was drinking a lot of at the time, because it's what GirlTuesday drinks. Return: +101.5%


Anonymous girltues said...

do i know how to pick 'em or what? :)

5/7/09, 3:09 PM  

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