Follow That Stock!
Pick a Wall Street stock and follow it over the course of reading this book. Graph the changes that occur.
Keep track of how news stories seem to affect the stock market over a short period of time. How do analysts react to current events?
Research the character Gordon Gekko from the movie "Wall Street." Compare his behavior to people in the book. Who does he most resemble? Why?
Research the definition of bonds. What do bonds do for a company that issues them? What are government bonds? How do they work?
Research the history of junk bonds. Who were the major players and what happened to them? Do they still exist? Why or why not?
What are commodities? Who deals in commodities? Why are they so integral to our national economic make-up?
Pick a company...
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