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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Virtual Stock Exchange

    Okay, out of complete bordem (it seems to be running high across the forums this week), I've started a virtual stock exchange game for SitePoint (thanks to The Wealthy Blogger for the idea... actually, I even copied all of their settings).

    Settings are:
    Start Date 5/25/2005
    Ending Date 6/30/2005
    Starting Cash $500,000.00
    Show Real Name In Ranking? Yes
    Allow User to Reset Portfolio? Yes
    Keep all member portfolios public? Yes
    Allow Selling Short? Yes
    Allow Limit Orders? Yes
    Allow Stop Orders? Yes
    Allow Margin? Yes
    Minimum Trade Price $0.01
    Maximum Trade Price No Maximum
    Maximum % Trading Volume 100.00%
    Commission per Trade $14.95
    Credit Interest Rate 5.00%
    Debit Interest Rate 6.00%
    In order to join, go to http://game.marketwatch.com/Home/default.asp, sign up, click competitons at the top, then "Find or Create a VSE", and then type "SitePoint" as the competition ID.

    It's all free, by the way. No winnings, no losings.

    Have fun. Hoping to see some competitors.

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    SitePoint Wizard Young Twig's Avatar
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    If I figure out what you are talking about, I might do it.

    Edit:

    Okay, I joined. Now to see how quickly I can piss away $500,000.
    Last edited by Young Twig; Jul 26, 2005 at 14:06.

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    It's simple: You sign up, you're given $500,000 play money, you buy and sell stocks as much as you'd like from now up until August 31st, and the person who has the most money wins the competition.

    And just for spice, I'll throw in $20 to the winner (though if there's less than 5 participants, I'm not paying out).

    Edit: Oh, and John Stone (yeah, I know he's banned) is pitching in $10 to the winner too.

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    WHO ARE THE IDIOTS WHO BUILT THIS SITE?

    For crying out loud HOW dumb can we be, they dont give you anywhere for a 0 in investments this year and after wading thru all the CRAP "sign me up for this" nonsense I get this:



    Nice programming job there buckos!

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    SitePoint Wizard Young Twig's Avatar
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    Worked for me.

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Heh, I didn't have any problems Dave. Hope you can work it out though, we could use a few more players.

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    $10 says Marubozo wins.

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    SitePoint Wizard gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy dc dalton's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by someonewhois
    Heh, I didn't have any problems Dave. Hope you can work it out though, we could use a few more players.
    Never got an email from them about the membership so we'll see

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Try signing up again. Just go to the main page, click register now, and try signing in... if it fails, sign up again. If you see a 404 at the end, you should still be registered (Joey was like that, anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxS
    $10 says Marubozo wins.


    I wish I had time for that game, I was in a competition on that site a year or so ago and had some fun with it. But lately I'm on 12 hour shifts, so coming home to look at a fake brokerage account is the last thing I want to do
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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marubozo


    I wish I had time for that game, I was in a competition on that site a year or so ago and had some fun with it. But lately I'm on 12 hour shifts, so coming home to look at a fake brokerage account is the last thing I want to do
    Whew.

    ..Nah, I wish you could play. The more players, the more fun it'll be.

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    Maybe I'm just dumb but this site is hard to navigate. Where do I spend my money.

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Click the Trading tab to buy/sell shares, the Competition tab to join the SitePoint portfolio, and the My Portfolios tab for info on your personal portfolio.

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    I think I just pissed away all my money. We'll find out tomorrow morning.

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    I tried twice and it still dont work :'(
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    OK, I'm all setup. I've been watching these stocks go at a steady pace for weeks.
    I'll probably lose though.

    As long as it's not my money.

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    Action Cut mm Yes or no?

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Ooh, boy, did I mess that up. I shorted Nvidia, and bought ATI -- well, ATI went down, Nvidia went up. Hahaha. That's okay, though, I'm up 0.62% ($3000) so far.

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    Okay so the markets are closed after Day #1 (yeah, I'm going to keep updates, hopefully to gain more interest ):

    None of us have actually made any money, other than the $68.45 (0.01%) interest that we all received. In terms of equity (what would happen if we sold everything we have at this very moment), though:

    1. Luke Morton (not sure who he is) -- $513,553.50 (2.71%)
    2. Jon Hehir -- $505,159.85 (1.03%).
    3. Nathan Wong -- $503,088.85 (0.62%)
    4. Jeremy Maddock (WealthyStream) -- $500,123.50 (0.2%)
    5. Matt Gartner (not sure who he is) -- $500,012.80 (0%)
    6. John Stone -- $499,983.71 (-0%)
    7. Danny (geniusgoalie) -- $499,081.75 (-0.18%)

    Hmm, ironic how the two last-place people (and only people in the red) are banned? SP sure knows how to pick 'em.

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    Hahahahaha. I just did about $350,000 worth of day orders last night. Figured I'd be way down, but... apparently not.

    Edit:

    Okay, just bought $444,000 in another company. This one should knock me down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someonewhois
    5. Matt Gartner (not sure who he is) -- $500,012.80 (0%)
    <--

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Ah, right. Thanks.

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    I joined. Why not. It might be fun.

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    my current gain is $13,485.05 w00t!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Morton
    my current gain is $13,485.05 w00t!!
    Ah, you're Luke Morton, okay.


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