Brief explanation of what we are doing?

We are going to do a number of things here:
1. Invest ~$110 dollars up front, then $25/ week 
2. Monitor how our portfolio grows
3. Compare the growth of these investments to other portfolios
4. Learn from the experience

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Other case studies

Here are the other case studies related to this one, so you can compare the results for yourself.

Goals of this case study

This case study is part of a larger plan to test different investing and trading strategies and collect real-world investing data to help people become better investors.

There are two other parts to this test currently, and all of these studies are in their first week, to create some kind of consistency.

Here we will see what happens when a new investor invests money into the stock market without doing any due-diligence. 

Professional investors suggest that people shouldn’t invest based on emotions, popularity, or “feel”, but we want to see the actual numbers.

What happens if we just pick a random stock that looks good and throw money into it? Let’s find out.

Investment strategy

In our passive investing case study, we are just simply dumping money into 2 ETFs and seeing if indexing is as good as people claim it is.

However, in THIS case study, we get to have a little more fun with it.

We are using Cash App instead of M1 Finance, just to keep everything separate and clean, and to show off the two different investing platforms.

We started out by investing $50 into Tesla(TSLA), $50 into Coca-Cola(KO), and $10.22 into Bank of America(BAC), which is the same amount that was invested into our passive investing portfolio.

Cash App

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Summary of Week 1, Month 1

This week is the first “week” so there’s not a lot to see here.

Friday, July 17th, 2020 – Invested $110.22 into a Cash App portfolio split between Tesla(TSLA), Coca-Cola(KO), and Bank of America(BAC).

Monday, July 20th, 2020 – Invested $25.06 into the Cash App portfolio for this week, which was invested into Coca-Cola(KO).

My picks are doing really well so far, with total unrealized gains being +$7.42 as of Thursday, July 23rd 2020, but it’s Coca-Cola and Tesla, so it makes sense that their price would go up.

The passive portfolio has only returned about $1.70 so far, so we will see how this plays out in a longer timeframe.

Summary of Week 2, Month 1

Not much to see yet. We’re going to keep buying random stocks and see what happens!

Friday, July 28th, 2020 – Invested $25 into a Cash App portfolio and invested all of it into Coca-Cola(KO).


emotional investing

Some of my returns have been lost, but that’s expected.

For now, I’m just going to keep trying to buy companies that I think will either grow a lot or pay out nice dividends, and we will see where this takes us.

Thoughts and reflections for moving forward

I’m still having fun investing this way and I haven’t lost all my money yet, even though this is pretty much gambling.

I’m starting to look for other stocks to pick up, and if I can’t find any interesting ones then I’ll just pick one again.

Do you have any suggestions?

Do you have any suggestions about stocks we should invest in? Do you think we are just wasting money?

Let us know in the comments! 

Thank you for reading, have a great day, and stay tuned for more investing fun!