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Speculator: The Stock Trading Simulation 4.10

Product Page: https://www.wallstreetraider.com/speculator.html

 
 

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Created by a Harvard lawyer/CPA/investor, Speculator is a uniquely sophisticated and realistic trading simulation/game that lets you have fun trading stocks and bonds (including convertible bonds), put and call options, and commodity futures.

BackBlaze

(Caution: Highly addictive. You may also grow rather nervous as you await your main stock’s next quarterly earnings report!)

Learn by doing, in this simulation of the world economy and Wall Street, in which 2 to 10 players (human and computer) compete, trying to grow their $100,000 inheritances into an ample retirement fund by game’s end. Days and months pass by as a ‘live’ simulated stock ticker and a news headline ticker run constantly. Time stops when you halt the tickers or when important news announcements break in.

Everything happens in simulated financial markets and a world economy, all constantly changing. You can choose to trade any of 1000+ stocks and 15 funds (ETF’s), and can invest in government bonds, or in corporate bonds issued by some companies.

Once your net worth grows to $200,000, your broker will let you have a ‘margin account.’ At $300,000, you’re allowed to dabble in risky short selling of stocks; at $400,000, you will qualify to buy or sell options on any of the stocks in the simulation; at $500,000, you are considered to be sophisticated enough to speculate on highly leveraged (20-to-1) commodity futures on crude oil, gold, silver, wheat or corn, or Stock Index futures.

You can play at Level 1, where no taxes apply to your investment income or capital gains, or at higher levels in which you pay taxes. You can configure each game to play in U.S. dollars or one of 18 other currencies (Euro, Pound, etc.).

Many research tools are provided to help you analyze companies and the 70 industry groups in the simulation and learn how the economy and other factors such as commodity prices, tax rates and interest rates affect different industries (and the companies in them) and your investments.

Wall Street Raider 9.75.0

Product Page: https://www.wallstreetraider.com/simulation-games.html

 
 

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Wall Street Raider — the ultimate in sophisticated financial simulations, a corporate takeover and stock market game and simulation, in which you strive to build your corporate empire by fair means or foul, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of the SEC, IRS, Justice Department, EPA, Congress, powerful unions and no end of ruthless competitors and dealing with difficult ethical choices — not to mention various manmade and natural economic and other disasters. In this highly realistic simulation, 1 to 5 players (including the computer) compete to amass fortunes, investing in, or taking over and managing, any of up to 1590 companies in 70 industry groups. Once in control of a company, you’ll use all the tricks of the trade of real Wall Street corporate raiders to expand your empire and net worth, including hostile takeovers, greenmail, LBOs, IPOs, junk bond financing, mergers, restructurings, dominating your industry, antitrust and other lawsuits to harass competitors, or dealing in put and call options and commodities. All in the quest for the Almighty Dollar (or Yen, Pound, Euro, or other currency you configure it for). All your investment research and financial wheeling and dealing occur against the backdrop of a nonstop ‘live’ stock ticker tape, scrolling financial news tape, and a constantly shifting economic and political environment in which all the companies and industries in Wall Street Raider must operate and try to cope. Speedy decision-making is of the essence, and sweaty palms are a certainty, as you try to cope and keep your company’s earnings on an upward track — or at least keep yourself out of Bankruptcy Court! …. Reviews: In a front page article (6/22/2000) Investor’s Business Daily called it an ‘…imaginative, stimulating…’ simulation. A leading computer columnist wrote of it, ‘You can really learn something about stocks, mergers, takeovers and the general world of finance, and have a whacking good time in the bargain.’