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How much money do I start off with? Article rated 3.4/5.0
Once you create an account we automatically put US$200,000 in play money into your portfolio. You use this money to buy stocks and mutual funds.
What can I put in my portfolio? Article rated 3.2/5.0
The Max's Investment World Stock Market Challenge currently allows you to buy and sell stocks and mutual funds traded on the NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ national market and NASDAQ small cap stocks. OTC-BB stoc...
How much of each stock can I buy? Article rated 3.0/5.0
You can invest up to 25% of your portfolio in a stock at one time. For instance, if you have $200,000 in your account you may purchase up to $50,000 of any one stock. If you already own $30,000 worth ...
Do I get interest on cash in my account? Article rated 3.5/5.0
No, accounts do not accrue interest.
How many accounts may I have? Article rated 3.2/5.0
You may have only one game account.
What about confidentiality? Article rated 3.4/5.0
During the course of the contest, your trades are kept confidential. However, your username and portfolio value will be available to all players from the standings page in the game.
Why is the trade I made not reflected in my portfolio? Article rated 3.5/5.0
Your portfolio probably has not been updated yet. Stock orders are not executed until 30 minutes after you make them during trading hours or at least 30 minutes after the opening of the next trading s...
In my portfolio, some securities are not listed, have no value, or have the wrong value. Why? Article rated 3.2/5.0
The stock has likely dropped out of the data feed we get from the exchanges. This could happen because the company merged, went bankrupt or for some other reason is not being traded or listed. To make...
Why is the value of my portfolio not accurately reflected in the standings? Article rated 3.5/5.0
The computer probably has not yet updated the standings, which it does ONCE DAILY at 1:30 A.M. Eastern Time. Check again tomorrow.
Will I be able to view the previous week's portfolio when the game is reset each Monday? Article rated 3.0/5.0
No. Transactions can be viewed for up to three months, but we do not keep a record of end of week portfolios. If you wish to retain a record for yourself you must save it to your computer or disk befo...
Can I have a different portfolio for each competition I join? Article rated 2.5/5.0
No. You will use the same portfolio for all of the competitions you join or start. For example, if you have IBM and Microsoft in your public competition portfolio, they will also show up in your priva...

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