On the Subject of The Stock Market

Wall Street isn't exactly new to high pressure situations, so what's a live bomb?

  • The module consists of four companies cycling their quarterly growth/negative growth, a company selection array and an invest button.
  • To disarm the module, invest in the most profitable company according to the criteria below.
  • Investing in the wrong company will reset the companies and figures and cause a strike.
  • Use the tables below to determine the names of the company from the abbreviations and their starting value from their colour.
  • The displays cycle the growth or negative growth of the four companies in each of the last year's quarters. Quarter 1 is preceeded by a short pause.
  • Use the growth and negative growth to calculate the company value at each of the four quarters.
  • Rank each company in order by their "peak value". Assign 30 points to the company with the highest "peak value" and assign 3 fewer points to each subsequent company.
  • Next, rank each company in order by their "slump value". Deduct 15 points from the company with the lowest "slump value" and deduct 2 fewer points from each subsequent company.
  • The peak and slump values are calculated exclusive of the starting prices.
  • Finally, assign points according to the fluctuations in each quarter.
  • Add two points for every fluctuation of +5 in each quarter up to a fluctuation of +25. Add four points for every fluctuation of +5 over +25 in each quarter.
  • Subtract two points for every fluctuation of -5 in each quarter down to a fluctuation of -25. Subtract four points for every fluctuation of -5 below -25 in each quarter.
  • Invest in the company with the highest number of points.
Company Name Abbreviation Company Name Abbreviation
Admiral Grp. ADM Next plc. NXT
Centrica CNA Quilter QLT
GlaxoSmithKline GSK Royal Mail RMG
HSBC HSB Severn Trent SVT
Imperial Brands IMB TUI Grp. TUI
Marks and Spencer MKS Vodafone Grp. VOD
Colour Starting Value Colour Starting Value
Blue 408.37 Red 411.06
Magenta 396.82 Green 392.97
Yellow 414.51 Orange 402.84
Cyan 406.73 Purple 399.48