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Old 02-11-2012, 06:39 PM
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How much $ can you make as a speculator in this game?


How much money can you make as a Speculator in this game?: http://progressive.powerstream.net/0...ame/start.html

Click "Continue" on the first screen and "Speculator" on the second screen.

I made $787 on one try and $2026 on another. Obviously, these are virtual amounts and not real money!

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:14 PM
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$237 and I had thought I did good....

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:15 PM
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Made $1486. If only it was that easy...

In all honesty the game really isn't all that entertaining. However, thanks for sharing...

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:15 PM
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$237 and I had thought I did good....
Try it again. It's easy to get better at it.

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:22 PM
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Try it again. It's easy to get better at it.

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Yep, second try I just did about 1900, third try 1981, shame it doesn't go higher than 450, reaches the number, drops to 430 and then goes up again.
How did you find this? Entertains me a bit more then I expected. Haven't found many simulations and such like this but they are fun to play just so I can pretend to make 1900 in two minutes

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:23 PM
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Yep, second try I just did about 1900, third try 1981, shame it doesn't go higher than 450, reaches the number drops to 430 and then goes up again.
How did you find this? Entertains me a bit.
I asked a friend about futures, and she sent me this as a fun game.

Yeah, oddly enough, it entertains me, too. The price movements also vary from one game session to another.

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:16 PM
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3rd game - $3394
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:32 PM
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Just got $3472 6th game. fun game!

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:37 PM
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3rd game - $3394
Maybe your in the wrong industry

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Old 02-11-2012, 09:01 PM
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$1167 on the first try

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Old 02-11-2012, 09:28 PM
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Maybe your in the wrong industry
The futures market is more or less legalized online gambling where people have deluded themselves into believing they have a magic trick like card counting to tip the scales in their favor. Strangely congress is against online gambling for sports.

Second, this game clearly tells us that if software could be designed to aggregate news feeds for the futures market and data mine and then make trades in near instants you could gain a huge advantage.

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:41 PM
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Second, this game clearly tells us that if software could be designed to aggregate news feeds for the futures market and data mine and then make trades in near instants you could gain a huge advantage.
Yes and no. Some people have tried trading algorithms that trade based on news stories and even Twitter updates, but the issue is ultimately in determining in which direction the market will move. You would be surprised how often an event may not have the impact that you would expect, or even the exact opposite impact.

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3rd game - $3394
By the way -- very impressive there, Zach!

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Old 02-12-2012, 10:00 PM
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:34 AM
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Wow. I think that's the record for this thread, and you've beat me by over double!

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