Take a look at this one.
is that a canadian company?
Yes. Its headquarters are in Montreal.
would microsoft also be a good company?
Microsoft is not a Canadian company, although it does business there. Its headquarters are in the state of Washington.
i heard silver has been going up in value, would that be a good stock to buy?
Which stock would you buy? My personal preference is to stay away from investing in metals.
being honest,i don't know a lot about stocks. our assignment was to pick a company and buy $20,000 worth of stocks(not actually buy them, just pretend that we did, then keep track of how much were making). whoever ends up with the most money over the next month wins actual money. our teacher told us that gas and gold are both doing very well right now.
CNI is a good long term investment, but I doubt if its price is going to rise much in the next few months.
For this assignment you need to go with your gut feeling about which company will do the best in just a month. No one can predict on this short term basis.
This site may give you some ideas about metals.