Stock market simulator
September 23, 2007 12:25 PM   Subscribe

Is there a good simulator for playing the stock market with imaginary money?

I tried Yahoo Finance portfolio, but it requires you to go and look up the trading price (extra steps). Plus when you want to add something on the weekend, you have to wait until Monday morning when the markets open and see what the price is that you'd -really- be getting. Too much work!

So is there a place where I can dump some play money and pretend that I'm doing real selling & buying, with the system taking care of the legwork with the imaginary trades?
posted by antipasta_explosion to Work & Money (11 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Both OptionsXpress and Marketocracy offer(ed?) this.
posted by Kwantsar at 12:27 PM on September 23, 2007

Direct links: OptionsXpress and Marketocracy
posted by TeatimeGrommit at 12:35 PM on September 23, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks, I'm trying out Marketocracy and it's about as slow as a nudist climbing a barbed-wire fence. I may give OptionsXpress a try.
posted by antipasta_explosion at 12:46 PM on September 23, 2007

The Investopedia Simulator gives you $100,000 to play with.
posted by djb at 1:06 PM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]

Go go Investopedia. We used that in Business class...
posted by Phire at 1:08 PM on September 23, 2007

Paddy Power Trader does a good simulated account for financial/US/UK/Irish market spread betting.
posted by ReiToei at 1:12 PM on September 23, 2007

I played with Hedgestop a while back.
posted by fogster at 1:22 PM on September 23, 2007

There is a new facebook application (no laughing please) that is called fantasy stock exchange and it is very well done. I wholeheartedly recommend it. On a side note... I have made 700,000 dollars in fantasy money which I will spend on fantasy things in fantasy stores. Good luck!
posted by pwally at 4:43 PM on September 23, 2007

fantasy stock exchange is not accepting new members, which sucks because I wanted to give it a shot.
posted by Kickstart70 at 5:05 PM on September 23, 2007

Motley Fool CAPS is worth a look. No imaginary money, just picking stocks to out- or under-perform the S+P 500.
posted by ikkyu2 at 10:52 PM on September 23, 2007

In my opinion, Think or Swim is a better suggestion.
posted by fatllama at 11:24 PM on September 23, 2007

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