Alasdair McKinnon, of the Scottish Investment Trust, said players targeting a weekly price should choose “expanding or falling” stocks, adding that reopening the economy would be the major theme for stock markets during the game.
“The big moves in the stock markets have happened between stocks that will do well when the economy reopens and those that have done well during the pandemic,” he said.
If the markets continue to recover, as the vaccine rollout eases restrictions in place, retailers and leisure businesses are expected to rebound. Mr McKinnon has suggested that players with an eye on £ 1,000 prices should mark key dates on the government’s roadmap to come out of lockdown, as well as reporting dates for some of the stocks that could rebound.
“There will be a huge demand for people to go out to eat or do whatever they weren’t able to do during the lockdown. The leisure sector will be strongly influenced by this recovery, ”said McKinnon.