Welcome to HowTheMarketWorks, the web's most popular FREE Stock Market Simulator!
Have you ever wondered How the Stock Market Works?
Join 460,840 members in
our FREE Stock Game!
Register now and find out why over 225,000 individuals used this site in the last 12 months to learn about the stock market and practice trading. This website was created to help beginners understand how the stock market and stock trading works with our free game that allows you to practice trading.
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. To help you get started, visit our Education Center
for hundreds of articles, videos and tutorials.
Teachers, Professors, Investment Clubs:
All registered users can also create their own private stock market game or stock market contest 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!
Virtual Stock Exchange
Our stock simulator performs like a real brokerage account but using virtual money.
You can practice trading real stocks, ETFs, and mutual funds using real-time market prices
and get the practice you need before trading in real life with your real money! If you are brand new to the stock market and want more help, you can get also take our online stock market course to learn about beginning investing
with our Investing 101 Online Course.
Our virtual stock market will help you learn How The Market Works, give you ideas on what stocks to buy, and help you learn the basic stock market terms.
* We offer free real-time stock quotes
for most U.S. stocks. Learn more
Teachers / Professors / Investment Clubs – Create your own Stock Game for your Class
Create your own private stock market game competition for your class or club. Choose your trading dates, cash balance, and set other trading rules. Just register at HowTheMarketWorks.com.
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