The stocks I purchased were GME, BAM, GOOG, APA, DEL, UN, GM, and GS. I chose these because each were currently low priced and slowly making a profit. Each stock had an increase and profit and a decrease within each day. The one that began to profit the most was BAM, it was hitting a high. I used a method of looking into the holiday season and finding out which would have an increase in stock price as the season grew on. For example GME was very low and was in a -2.07% profit return when it was bought, however as the christmas season grew on they started to make more and more profit due to an increase in customer activity, which produced a higher stock value in that case. Over the couple of months that the stocks were bought, some went up and some went down. If I would have done anything different I would have gone and bought stocks that weren’t losing value but instead were slowly gaining profit within their company, so that it slowly increases my profit in return with the other stocks, instead of waiting for a holiday season, that way I wouldn’t have lost as much money ,but gained more in the process. In doing so the method that would be changed would be to look at each company’s individual stock and seeing whether it will go into an increase in profit and continue growing or if it would create a negative return and decrease or would it stay even. However, stocks and bonds aren’t the only way to save up for retirement, instead you can set up a retirement plan which presents many viable options and put up money into it each week or month. Eventually after a certain amount of time there would be a decent fund in your account and you’d be able to retire. Another option is as soon as possible is to set up a savings account and put in money each day or week or month and slowly build it up over time. You could put any number amount of money into it but you would have to stick with that same amount of money or more each time. As long as you don’t put in less than that initial amount. Eventually once you have been putting up money into that savings account after say ten or twenty years you’ll have summed up a decent amount of money into the fund allowing you to retire quite easily. After playing the stock market game it has showed me how to buy stocks and what methods to properly use so that I know which stocks to buy, how to know which ones to buy. This could impact my future so that later on when buying stocks eventually I’d be able sumase an amount of money just from buying stocks in case I ever wanted to later on in life start buying stocks and earning money outside of the job source so that I make a profit in return. It has also allowed me to learn from the mistakes of buying stocks that lose profit so I know how to handle those stocks and how to get rid of them for more stocks that will increase the profit return rate so that it would be able to sell them for a higher price within the future. This is an impact because it has taught me how to create a profit just based off of stocks so that later down the future I can do the same thing just within the real market.