For my second Action Project in Econ our goal was to invest! We were given $50,000 and a list of seven blue chip companies to chose from. We then had to create investment reports, and investment portfolios. This is one of the most difficult and rewarding action projects I have ever worked on. I had a really great time researching all of the different companies and thinking about these huge corporations from the eye of an investor. I got to learn about companies I would otherwise never have known about. Being shown about investing at such a young age gives me a great opportunity that a lot of other students don’t get. The most difficult part for me was trying to find the best company that will make me loads of money with little to no risk. I quickly learned that no such thing existed, and that high rewards almost always go with high risk. We took a test to find out if we were risk adverse or if we were risk takers. I would suggest a project like this to anyone, as learning about the stock market is such a crucial part of the economy that I would have otherwise never known about or been interested in. During this project we went to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and met with a retired trader, and even met with an executive at the extremely successful private company Guggenheim. If you would like to see what I have learned from this process, or start working on your own investment portfolio make sure to check out my work below, I think you’ll like it!