This is an excellent opportunity to practice your investing skills and learn more about the markets. This annual spring competition is operated through the Investopedia stock simulator. Please reach out to [email protected] for the login credentials.
In the past, the people who have performed the best started making their trades early so we recommend registering as soon as possible and diving right in.
Online stock market games are simple, easy-to-use programs that imitate the real-life workings of the equities markets. Most stock market games give users $100,000 in pretend money to start. From there, players pick to purchase; most of the stocks are those that are available on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Nasdaq and the American Stock Exchange (AMEX). Most online stock simulators try to match real-life circumstances and actual performance as much as possible. Many even charge broker fees and commissions. These charges can significantly affect an investor’s bottom line, and including these in simulated trading helps users learn to factor these costs in when making purchasing decisions. Along the way, they’ll also learn the basics of finance and learn the basic terminology of investing, such as momentum trading, shorts and P/E ratios.Investopedia.com