Click here to register for The Investor Challenge
This site features two games. A quick 60 second game where you get to see if you can sell high and buy low using the S&P 500 index data from 1871 until this year. You are allocated a random 20 year period in the S&P 500’s history without knowing which year it is, then you need to hit sell when you think the market may drop, and buy when you think it’ll climb. Play this game here.
There’s also the year long Investor Challenge. In this contest you are a wealthy investor with access to $10 000 a month of which you have total control! You need to invest the funds with the goal being to create as much growth as possible before the end of the year. You will have access to all shares in the S&P 500 in which you can invest.
In this contest you are a wealthy investor with access to $10 000 a month of which you have total control! You need to invest the funds with the goal being to create as much growth as possible before the end of the year. You will have access to all shares in the S&P 500 in which you can invest.
As you have been putting aside funds since the beginning of the year, when you first sign in you will have $10 000 for every month that has elapsed since the start of the year. For instance, if it is now May, your account will have $50 000 ready for you to purchase with. Fees are a flat $4.95 per trade, in line with the large discount brokerages.
Whenever you sell shares you will be taxed on your profits in the leader-board. For the purposes of the competition, we will assume all competitors are in the in the 25% tax bracket, and all profits will be taxed at that rate. Your net worth is calculated by adding the value of your portfolio to your cash on hand, and then subtracting 25% from the net profit of sales.
Share prices are taken from Google finance, and are delayed, however prices are corrected to the actual trade price for the time traded. Dividends are paid in the weekend following the ex dividend date and added to cash on hand.
I hope you find this game useful and educational, if you have any questions or suggestions please post them as a comment on the Q&A page.