Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Stock Market Game.

This is a game that I thought up of to play at work yesterday. It works pretty well because when the window for the Internet browser minimized the Dow is still displayed and updated about every three minutes on the tab. (At least on Firefox)

You get $1000 to buy stocks of the Dow Profits.

The market change can be found here:

Yahoo Stocks

You can buy and sell stocks at anytime, you just have to use the current price.

So for example the current Dow change is at +61.72, so using my $1000 I can buy 16 stocks at $61.72, with $12.84 left over. If the Dow change ever crosses zero, you lose all of your stocks.

If the prices are in the negative, just play like they are positive, but remember anytime the price crosses zero you lose all of your stocks.

The person with the most money at the end of the day wins.

Yesterday I ended up with about $2 left, hopefully I can do better today.


Callie said...

I wish you luck. I don't play the stocks. I learned in my Statistics class that I don't do the stocks. We were given a pool of $10,000, and we were to invest it, and whoever ended up with the most money at the end of term won or got an A on that assignment, or whatever. I think I lost the most money in the class.


Ookami Snow said...

Update: today I ended up with $13,039.80 after starting with just $1,000. By far the best day yet.

The Gare Bear said...

Hey, I went to Blackhawk and played all night and won $0.50. And spent $40 for gas to get there. That's less encouraging and more costly than doing your stock market game. Interesting idea, that stock market game.