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What is the purpose of the game? Article rated 3.3/5.0
The purpose of this weekly game is to buy and sell stocks and mutual funds so that you end up with the most valuable portfolio of all of the players who have competed in the week's game.
How do I interpret my ranking in the standings? Article rated 2.7/5.0
The computer automatically ranks your score, so if it says "With $210,000 you are number 45 of 800 players," it means that you have the 45th highest score of the 800 people who competed in t...
Is the game for real? Can I lose money? Article rated 4.0/5.0
This is a simulation, meaning the game is NOT for real. While the stocks, mutual funds and prices are real, the money we give you to trade is play money and has no relationship to the real money that ...
When does the contest start and end? Article rated 3.9/5.0
Each weekly game period begins on the first trading day of the week (usually Monday) at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on the Friday of that same week once mutual funds are settled, after 8:00 p.m. E...
What are the main areas of the game? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Game Central: The starting point for this game. Your Portfolio: Where you can review your current portfolio. Buy and Sell: Where you can check prices or buy and sell stocks. Your Transactions: Wh...
Technically, what do I need to play? Article rated 3.4/5.0
A Stock Market Challenge account, and a browser capable of supporting tables, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer, versions 2.0 or higher. You can download these browsers for fre...
Are there prizes? Article rated 3.0/5.0
No, we do not offer prizes.
When are the standings updated? Article rated 3.0/5.0
The standings are updated ONCE DAILY at 1:30 am Eastern Time after every trading day. New portfolios will only show up in the rankings at midnight of a trading day after that account has been activate...

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