How the Market Works: Learning to Play the Stock Market in a Safe Environment

Woodsey14 By Woodsey14, 1st Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Are you Interested in learning how to play the stock market but intimidated by the thought of risking (and losing) real money? How the Market Works might be the answer you are looking for.

How the Market Works

Are you one of those people who has often thought of entering the stock market, only to be too intimidated to invest your money due to a lack of general knowledge? If the answer is yes, then How the Market Works may be the answer that you are looking for.

Howthemarketworks.com

How the Market Works, found at Howthemarketworks.com, is a free website that allows you to try your hand at investing in the stock market risk free. To do this all you need to do need to sign up at the site, which is both safe and free. You just need to provide an email and a password, that's it. Due to the ease of this, a lot of school groups use this site as a means of teaching Math and Consumer Education.

Inside the Site

Once registered you are able to investigate real stocks. The site recognizes virually all stock symbols, (even the obscure ones) and tracks stocks in real time as the markets fluctuate over the course of the day.

The site also offers users a look at the most popular stocks being traded and shorted, as well as the top 500 stocks. In addition it has a filter feature that allows users to find stocks that interest them.

The fun part of all of this is setting up an account. You choose the dollar value that you want to start with and then the rest is up to you as you can buy and sell shares at will.
What I would recommend doing is to set up a portfolio with a realistic dollar figure that you might actually consider investing in the market. From here, research stocks that you think might be worth your while and purchase them. Once purchased, you can see how profitable you are as an investor and make decisions accordingly.

Final Thoughts

As a teaching tool, I can't say enough good things for this site. It teaches terminology, research skills, stock reading skills, and the costs of buying and selling stock, all for free. In addtion it also lets you pit your skills against others in the form of stock contests and even has an option that will help you learn how to use the foreign exchange markets.

If you are interested in learning about the market, this site is definitely worth looking into. I'm certainly glad that I did.

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author avatar Stock market
2nd Jul 2011 (#)

very good post, i was really searching for this topic as i wanted this topic to understand completely and it is also very rare in internet that is why it was very difficult to understand

thank you for sharing this.

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author avatar Sharetipsinfo
18th Aug 2011 (#)

Nice blog would like to add that NSE and BSE are one of the most superior stock exchanges of India. If you wish to earn good money from the share market then you need to understand the functionality of the stock market properly.

Indian stock market offers lot of earning opportunities still many less traders earn from it. Now the question is who earns from the share trading? To be honest only those who rely on stock research as no one can earn big by speculating in the market.

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author avatar Stock market
20th Aug 2011 (#)

very good post, i was really searching for this topic as i wanted this topic to understand completely and it is also very rare in internet that is why it was very difficult to understand

thank you for sharing this.

Regard

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author avatar Stock market
21st Sep 2011 (#)

very good post, i was really searching for this topic as i wanted this topic to understand completely and it is also very rare in internet that is why it was very difficult to understand

thank you for sharing this.

Regard

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author avatar Share Market
5th Oct 2011 (#)

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author avatar Commodity Market
14th Oct 2011 (#)

It was a awe-inspiring post and it has a significant meaning and thanks for sharing the information.Would love to read your next post too......

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