Over the past six days, I’ve been teaching a highly compressed version of our Intro to Business course as part of Villanova’s Summer Business Institute. We’ve covered globalization, ethics, social responsibility, entrepreneurship, leadership, planning, operations management, marketing, and today we wrapped it up with accounting and finance.
For the finance part, I thought it would be fun and informative to have the students go into their virtual breakout rooms for a few minutes and as a team, decide on the one stock they would recommend right now. When they all came back to the main room, I had each team share what their stock choice was, and I thought you might be interested to see their choices. Note that all the links below go the Investor Relations page for the companies, as opposed to their normal consumer-facing home page.
- Inovio Pharmaceuticals
- Norwegian Cruise Lines
- Johnson & Johnson
- any company Elon Musk is involved with
It’s a nice range of companies and industries, along with some bold bets. Despite my best efforts of trying to convince them every day how great Apple is, none of the teams chose Apple as their recommendation.
Perhaps I should create a mutual fund consisting of all these stocks and call it the SBI2020 fund. If it does well, I’ll have an all-expenses paid reunion with the students 10 years from now.
Note: do not consider any part of this post to be an endorsement for these stocks. In fact, a good stock buying strategy for most people is to do the opposite of what I would do…
*image from the Motley Fool
p.s. written while listening to the Spotify playlist Deep Focus, found under the Focus genre. Quite pleasant, at multiple points while writing I was not even aware it was playing…