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    Cool 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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    $237 and I had thought I did good....

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by techjr View Post
    $237 and I had thought I did good....
    Try it again. It's easy to get better at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Try it again. It's easy to get better at it.

    -mike
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by techjr View Post
    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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    3rd game - $3394
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    Just got $3472 6th game. fun game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach C. Nelson View Post
    3rd game - $3394
    Maybe your in the wrong industry

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    $1167 on the first try
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    $255 first time, $1988 second time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank71 View Post
    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.
    Patron: I'd like my free lunch please.
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    Patron: I read the same way I listen, I ignore the parts I don't agree with. I'm suing you for false advertising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cywkevin View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zach C. Nelson View Post
    3rd game - $3394
    By the way -- very impressive there, Zach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Obvious View Post
    Wow. I think that's the record for this thread, and you've beat me by over double!

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    What's the key to succeed?

    Is there any lag between what's on the breaking news and the chart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellind2 View Post
    What's the key to succeed?

    Is there any lag between what's on the breaking news and the chart?
    Sell when its high (and sell into the negatives too) then buy when its low (buy into negatives too!)

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    $166 in lumber.
    I don't see how $xxxx would have been possible in my session.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpmedia View Post
    $166 in lumber.
    I don't see how $xxxx would have been possible in my session.
    Every session is different. If the market was mostly going "sideways" (rather than with a lot of ups and downs), $xxxx may not have been possible in that simulation session.

    "Shorting" is part of making extra money in this simulation, though.

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    Buy 10 shares when the price is low, then sell 20 shares when the price is high, then buy 20 shares when the price is low, etc.

    Easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickN View Post
    Nice. First go at it?

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    We did this over the 2 semesters in economics back in high-school. We started out with 10k and competed with the rest of the region. My teacher got ticked off when i refused to make a speech after winning.

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    Managed to get $2650 after about 5 goes. I think I need a bit more practice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCRAPPPY25 View Post
    We did this over the 2 semesters in economics back in high-school. We started out with 10k and competed with the rest of the region. My teacher got ticked off when i refused to make a speech after winning.

    In the fifth grade we did a basic setup with stock since we had the same teacher for two years it was long term, given a 100k virtual dollars and did exactly the opposite as what the teacher advised and came in first. She got angry when I told students to do the opposite of what she taught.

    I don't know much about this stuff but I do know how to turn a profit with it, may not be large but even with real money I haven't done bad yet. I wouldn't mind doing something similar full time but I get too preoccupied with other things to actually master a skill.


    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickN View Post

    Gets 2400, feels good, sees this post, frowns.

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