Welcome to HowTheMarketWorks, the web's most popular FREE Stock Market Game!
Practice Trading Stocks
, Register for FREE
, or Create A Custom Stock Market Game for Your Class
Special Offer for Teachers and Students this Fall!:
Register your class on HowTheMarketWorks by September 30th and you and your students will receive FREE access to our online, Introduction to the Stock Market Course at www.Investing101.net
(a $74 value). Read below for more information.
Have you ever wondered How the Stock Market Works?
Join 341,207 members on our
Register now and find out why over 275,000 individuals and 10,000 elementary, middle, high school, and college classes
used this site in the last 12 months to learn about stocks and practice trading.
HowTheMarketWorks.com was created to help beginners understand how stocks work by giving them virtual cash of $25,000 to $1,000,000 so they can practice trading U.S. Stocks, ETFs and Mutual Funds.
In addition to the practice account, this website features hundreds of educational articles, glossaries, Words of the Day, and Quotes of the Day so that students learn a little more each time they visit.
When you register for free
, you will receive a brokerage account with a virtual $25,000 in cash and you will be able to begin practice trading immediately. Once registered, you can also create your own contest and invite your class or friends. To help you get started, visit our Education Center
for hundreds of articles, videos and tutorials.
If you want to trade global exchanges like Toronto, London, India, Mexico and other world markets, then register for our other site, the FREE Global Market Game
. Or if you want to practice trading stocks, options, and futures, register for our Stock-Trak Portfolio Simulation
website which is popular among college level Investments Classes.
Teachers, Professors, Investment Clubs:
All registered users can also create their own private contest for their students or friends. To create your own private contest, register and then follow the links to Create a Contest.
Best of all, this site is completely free
Join a free Stock Contest!
Teachers, Professors, & Investment Clubs - Create your own custom Stock Market Game
Special Offer for Teachers and Students this Fall!:
Register your class on HowTheMarketWorks by September 30th and you and your students will receive FREE access to our online, Introduction to the Stock Market Course at www.Investing101.net (a $74 value). This 10 chapter, self-paced course will help you and your students learn more about how the market works, investing, and building a portfolio. While others are paying $74 for access to Investing101.net, you and your students get it absolutely FREE for being a HowTheMarketWorks customer. Use promotion code HTMW-INV101 to activate your Investing101.net account, and pass the code out to your students! This code expires September 30th so start today.
Create your own private competition for your class or club. Set the trading dates that fit your class schedule (have your students trade for one week, one month, one year--whatever works best for you!), choose the initial cash balance you want your students to have, and set other trading rules like commission rates.
To get your class started, just register for free now and then follow the links to create your own contest.
It is absolutely FREE! And these links will be it EASY for you to implement in your class:
Learn About Our Simulator (Virtual Stock Exchange)
Our stock simulator
performs like a real brokerage account but uses virtual money.
You can practice trading real stocks, ETFs, and mutual funds using real-time prices
and get the practice you need before trading in real life with your real money!
If you are brand new to stocks and want more help, you can get also take our online course to learn about
with our Investing 101 Online Course. Our virtual trading
system will help you learn how stocks work, give you ideas on what stocks to buy,
and help you learn the basic terms.
* Remember, our site offers free real-time quotes
for most U.S. stocks.
Here are some things to try on our site:
- Try a free account on our site. You can practice trading without any risk!
This is also known as a Stock Simulation or Fantasy Stock Trading.
- Look for answers on our Frequently Asked Stock Questions page. If you don't find them there then try our Message Boards.
- Do you want to Get Started in the World of Stocks but have many questions first?
- New! If you want to practice trading global stocks from Toronto, London, India, Mexico, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Australia and other European and Asian markets, then register for our free GLOBAL virtual market where you get to choose the currency of your account and create your own custom contest for your class or friends.
- New! If you want to practice trading global stocks, options, and futures, then try our other site StockTrak Global Portfolio Simulations and click on Individual Investor.
- Try our free Real-time Quotes and Charts.
- What affects Stock Prices? What are Penny Stocks?
- New! Practice Forex Currency Trading free, with real-time Forex Quotes and Charts!
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