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"The STOCK MARKET GAMES CENTER"
STOCK MARKET / FINANCE SOFTWARE SIMULATIONS FOR INVESTORS & GAMERS:
NEW! Check out our new website,
devoted to our financial games software! Or just Google "Wall Street Raider" ....
- Wall Street Raider -- the sophisticated
corporate finance and stock market simulation / Game, with realistic mergers, tender offers,
liquidations, LBOs, IPOs, "greenmail," spin-offs, tax strategizing, and all the other tools
of corporate high finance. All action occurs in a "live action" economic environment, with
moving simulated stock ticker and scrolling news ticker. Sharpen your business I.Q. and
your investing skills with this extraordinarily realistic (and addictive) simulator.
This realistic simulation offers a vast array of stocks to invest in (or sell short), in up
to 1590 companies in 70 industries, plus 20 Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), government bonds,
corporate bonds issued by hundreds of the companies (including convertible bonds), plus
executive stock options, salary, and bonuses if you become CEO of a publicly-traded company
that you control.
Also, you can speculate in put and call options, commodity futures on oil, gold, silver,
wheat, corn, and the Stock Market Index. You can be a passive investor or trader or,
as a billionaire, you can take over companies and manage them, seeking to increase
their profits and drive up their stock price and perhaps dominate their industry by
- Click here to see the latest
press release, announcing the publication of Version 9.75 of Wall Street Raider.
- Among numerous other new features, Version 9.50 added built-in inflation to the
simulation for gold, silver, and cryptocurrencies. It also introduced Bitcoin and
Ethereum cryptocurrencies (and futures trading on each) to Wall Street Raider.
Another new feature allows you to turn off ("repeal") the civil or criminal
anti-trust laws, or both, to create a more lawless, 19th-century style "robber
baron" economic model, making it easier to create monopolies.
- Major features introduced in the prior release, Version 9.0, included detailed
3-month cash flow projections for corporations and warnings when a company you
control is projected to face serious cash flow problems within the next 3 months,
giving you a chance to prevent forced sales of assets by taking decisive actions
to avert the company's cash flow crunch (if possible).
- Version 9.0, our 2021 edition, as users had requested, also added a rarely
occurring but devastating "pandemic scenario" that can play out for years,
bankrupting many companies, while enriching a few others.
- Several of the other main new features added in Versions 8.70 to 9.0 deal with
Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). Version 9.0 included 5 new ETFs, including 3 different
types of bond funds (government, investment-grade, and "junk" bond ETFs), and two
triple-leveraged Stock Index ETFs -- one that is a chancey (3X) bet on a rising
stock market, and the other a 3X short bet that the Stock Index will fall. In
response to requests from users, Versions 8.70-8.72 enabled players to manage
the investments of ETFs, if the player controls an insurance company or securities
broker that is the adviser to the ETF.
We also built in new incentive compensation features for ETF fund managers, so if an
ETF has a large amount of capital appreciation in any 2-calendar year measurement
period, the fund's investment adviser/manager will be paid an incentive management
fee or bonus equal to 20% of the gain that exceeds 20% for the 2-year period. In
short, a player can now operate ETFs much like a hedge fund, and the large incentive
fee paid to the player's controlled insurance company or securities broker can give a
huge boost to that company's earnings (and stock price).
Also, a "maximum growth rate throttle" has been added to the "Settings" menu, so if
you control a large number of companies and want to limit the expansion rate for all
of them, such as when a recession or depression strikes, you can immediately do so
by using the growth rate throttle to set a maximum growth rate your companies will
not attempt to exceed.
Other recent releases have added numerous other important new features, as listed
- Convertible bonds (for investing, or for financing companies you control in the simulation);
- The ability to set stock price alerts for any stock in the game, so you will be notified by
a pop-up message if or when the stock reaches the price objective you set;
- Bank asset allocation -- a player can now set an asset allocation strategy for a bank he or
she controls, which the bank will attempt to maintain, despite actions like early repayment
of corporate loans or demands to extend more credit that require liquidation of other assets
by the bank; and
- Important improvements to the spin-off routine and the database search function, such as
the ability to search within a single industry or to search for convertible bonds that
trade at specified premiums over their conversion value, plus many other minor improvements.
- View user comments about
Wall Street Raider, and how many have found it to be a tremendous learning tool
about investing and real-world corporate finance, as well as highly entertaining.
- Download and try a free copy of the Wall Street Raider
shareware version, the basic version
with simulated stock and bond trading, commodity futures (gold, silver, oil, wheat, corn)
trading, and all types of complex corporate transactions enabled (mergers, spin-offs,
You can also download here, from
one of the many secure shareware sites listed.
- Or order your copy of the full, registered version of
Wall Street Raider, which also enables stock and commodity charts, short selling,
and put & call options trading, plus other derivatives trading (interest rate swaps),
in addition to the stock, bond, and commodity futures trading that are enabled in the
basic (free) version. ORDER HERE.
- Speculator: The Stock Trading Simulation --
A "pure" investment game, with a simulated "live" investment environment that is similar to
Wall Street Raider, but in this game, you are a middle-class small investor, starting off as a
novice, with only $100,000 you have just inherited, instead of starting out as a billionaire
(in Wall Street Raider). It's a highly challenging game, since you are strictly an investor,
not a billionaire who can take over companies and manipulate their stock prices or dominate
whole industries. As such, in this simulation, you have to use your investment research skills,
perusing information on the 1000+ companies, to sniff out undervalued stocks and bonds (including
convertible bonds) in order to get ahead. The game is remarkably realistic, and will definitely
hone your "real world" investing skills, as you learn (by doing) to read balance sheets and
earnings reports and analyze stock and commodity charts.
Initially, as a novice trader in Speculator, you can only invest in stocks and bonds, and
aren't allowed to buy stocks on "margin" (borrowed money). But once you grow your portfolio up to
$200,000 or more, your broker will upgrade you to a margin account; if you grow it to $300,000,
you can do short sales; at $400,000 you will be eligible for put and call options trading; and
at the expert level ($500,000 or above), you will be able to open a commodities trading account,
to trade commodity futures and/or stock index futures, for potentially huge profits (or losses).
- Download and try a free copy of the Speculator
the basic version with simulated stock and bond trading, which allows you to
work your way up to margin trading, short-selling, options trading and futures
trading. However, the shareware version limits games to 3 "years" of game play.
(Stock charts are only enabled in the Registered Version, which allows games of
30 "years" -- order it below.)
- Or ORDER the full, registered version of Speculator, our stock trading game, which
lets you play games of up to 30 "years" in length, versus 3 years in the shareware
(free) version. If you are a registered purchaser of Wall Street Raider, email us at
mdjenk at aol (dot com) to obtain a link for ordering Speculator for only $10.95
(which is half the price of $21.95 paid by new customers).
- CLICK HERE TO ORDER
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