Jim Cramer, Money Manger, on CNBC,

  1. Indicate      the companies you are investing in: Select three (3) US companies      that are publicly traded.  Please use your knowledge and experience      and pick, as many stocks as you’d like. Lastly, make sure you are      practicing good diversification. Jim Cramer, Money Manger, on CNBC, plays      a game at the end of his show called “Am I Diversified.” Check out a short      clip to get a sense of industry diversification at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3lDxexupcE.
  1. Sources      of Information: There are many ways to find such companies and the      stock prices, including the New York Stock Exchange      at http://www.nyse.com,  Google Finance at http://google.com, NASDAQ      at http://www.nasdaq.com,      and http://finance.yahoo.com.        
  2. Indicate      the amount you are investing in each company: Decide how you will      divide $25,000 across the three (3) companies; e.g. $10,000 in Company 1,      $10,000 in Company 2, and $5,000 in Company 3. You decide the amount you      are investing in each company. You do not have to provide any analysis to      justify your decisions. You must only provide some reason for picking that      company. For example, you might invest in Ford because that company gets a      lot of your money and you hear that Ford is doing well, and will continue      to do well.
  3. Indicate      the number of shares you are buying, and the price of the shares you are      buying for each company: Once you decide the companies and the      amount for each company, determine how many shares you can buy. If Company      1 is selling for $42.16, then you may buy $10,000/ $42.16, or 237.19      shares. But you cannot buy a part of a share, so you decide to buy either      237 or 238. In this example you buy 237 shares, at $42.16 per share,      investing $9,991.92. You won’t be able to buy exactly $10,000, or $5,000,      or $25,000, but it will be relatively close.