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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 markets and practice trading.

HowTheMarketWorks.com was created to help beginners understand how markets work by giving them virtual cash of $25,000 to $500,000 so they can practice trading U.S. Equities, 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 equities, 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!

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

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.

Learn About Our Simulator (Virtual Stock Exchange)

Our stock simulator performs like a real brokerage account but uses fake money. You can practice trading real equities, 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 the market and want more help, you can get also take our online course to learn about beginning investing with our Investing 101 Online Course. Our virtual trading system will help you learn how markets work, give you ideas on what symbols to buy, and help you learn the basic terms.

* Remember, our site offers free real-time quotes for most U.S. equities. Learn more.

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