The #1 FREE
Stock Market Game

  • Receive a virtual $100,000 to learn how the markets work and practice trading
  • Create your own custom stock market contest for your class, club or friends
  • Explore our Education Center to get introductory, intermediate, and advanced investing and trading tips

What is
HowTheMarketWorks?

This is a 100% free virtual stock market simulation that allows students to practice investing before using real money. HTMW is used by over 400,000 individuals and students each year.

Register and receive $100,000 in virtual cash, and get access to our Education Center. Users can create their own custom contests for friends, co-workers or family members.

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Create Your Own
Custom Stock Market Game

Create your own private competition for your class or club. Set the contest dates that work best for your class schedule (have your students trade for one week, one month, one year-whatever works best for you!), choose the initial cash balance, and set other contest rules like commission rates.

To get your class started with our free stock market game, just register now and then follow the links to create your own contest.

  • Choose their own dates
  • Starting Cash
  • Custom Trading Rules
  • Supplemental Lessons
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Teachers, Professors & Investment Clubs

Here are some useful resources to help you get started on setting up your class or contest.

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100% FREE!
$100K Practice Account

Just like a real brokerage account, but using virtual money. Practice trading stocks, ETFs, and mutual funds while using real-time prices and companies. With loads of tutorial videos and our Introduction to the Stock Market Lessons, even beginners can get experience in a safe learning environment.

  • Risk-Free Investing
  • Win prizes from our monthly contests
  • Customize contests & trading rules
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The Stock-Trak Family

Make sure you set up your stock market contest in the right place!
We have different version of our platform depending on what type of contest you want to run.

 
FREE
Supported by advertising
Best for individuals learning on their own and investment clubs
  • Create your own custom contests
  • Trade US Stocks and Options
  • Basic Research Tools
  • 30 Built-in Investing Courses
  • Regular Contests with Prizes
  • Your free 100K practice portfolio
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FREE
Supported by advertising
Great for K12 classrooms
  • Create your own custom contests
  • Trade US Stocks and Mutual Funds
  • Basic Research Tools
  • 50 Built-in Investing & Personal Finance Lessons
  • National Contests every Semester with Prizes
  • Your free 100K practice portfolio
Create your account
 
$10/student
Discounted site licences available
Perfect for classrooms Grade 6 to 12
  • Create your own custom contests
  • Trade International Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
  • 300 Built-in Investing, Personal Finance and more Lessons
  • National Contests every Semester with Prizes
  • Students can earn financial literacy certificates
  • Budgeting Game for Personal Finance Classes
  • Live Chat Support & Account Managers for Teachers
  • Advanced Reporting Tools for Teachers
  • Advanced Research Tools
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$25/student
Discounted site licences available
Perfect for universities & campus wide financial literacy challenges
  • Create your own custom contests
  • Trade International Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Options, Futures & Forex
  • 300 Built-in Investing, Personal Finance & Career Development Lessons
  • National Contests every Semester with Prizes
  • Students can earn financial literacy certificates
  • Budgeting Game for Personal Finance Classes
  • Live Chat Support & Account Managers for Teachers
  • Advanced Reporting Tools for Teachers
  • Advanced Research Tools
Learn more