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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 the stock market and practice trading.

HowTheMarketWorks.com was created to help beginners understand how the stock market works 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 stock 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 stock exchanges like Toronto, London, India, Mexico and other world markets, then register for our other site, the FREE Global Stock 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 game or stock market 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!

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Teachers, Professors, & Investment Clubs – Create your own custom Stock Market Game

Create your own private stock game 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.

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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.

* Remember, HowTheMarketWorks offers free real-time stock quotes for most U.S. stocks. Learn more.

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