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WALL STREET RAIDER -- THE BOOK
TABLE OF CONTENTS


Copyright (C) 2017, Michael D. Jenkins
All Rights Reserved


STRATEGIES AND TACTICS FOR
WALL $TREET RAIDER, Vers. 8.x
THE CORPORATE FINANCIAL SIMULATION


OWNER'S HANDBOOK AND STRATEGY GUIDE

For Windows ® XP/VISTA/Win7/8/10 Based Personal Computers



(NOTE: Hyper-links to the actual chapters have all been removed from this sample Table of Contents file, except for a link to the GLOSSARY, which is also provided as a sample file on this website. -- Michael Jenkins, author)



NOTICE TO NEW PLAYERS: WE SUGGEST THAT YOU READ PARTS I, II, AND III OF THE MANUAL BEFORE BEGINNING TO PLAY WALL $TREET RAIDER. THE REMAINDER OF THE MANUAL IS MADE AVAILABLE AS REFERENCE MATERIAL ONLY, FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO USE MORE SOPHISTICATED AND AGGRESSIVE TECHNIQUES.


Wall Street Raider is published by:

Ronin Software
Website: http://www.roninsoft.com


TABLE OF CONTENTS


CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER II. GETTING STARTED


   STEP 1--YOU'VE LAUNCHED W$R -- NOW WHAT?
   STEP 2--YOUR OPTIONS BEFORE/AFTER STARTING A NEW GAME
   STEP 3--START A NEW GAME OF W$R
   STEP 4--RESUME A PREVIOUSLY SAVED GAME
   STEP 5--SAVING A GAME ON DISK
   STEP 6--COMPLETING A GAME

CHAPTER III. FAQ'S (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)

 	
   A. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE "ACTIVE ENTITY"?
   B. HOW DO I SELECT AN "ACTIVE ENTITY"?
   C. HOW LONG DOES MY TURN LAST?
   D. WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN IN "My Balance Sheet"?
   E. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE "Industry Group Selected:" ITEM?
   F. HOW REALISTIC IS WALL STREET RAIDER?
   G. WHAT IS MEANT BY "CONTROL" OF A COMPANY IN W$R?
   H. WHAT IS CIRCULAR STOCK OWNERSHIP, AND IS IT PERMITTED?
   I. WHAT ARE "MARGIN CALLS"?
   J. WHAT IS A "LINE OF CREDIT"?
   K. WHAT IS "CHEAT MODE" IN WALL STREET RAIDER?
   L. HOW DOES TIME PROGRESS IN THIS SIMULATION?
   M. IS THERE A "BACK DOOR" TO WALL STREET RAIDER?
   N. HOW DO I EARN A SALARY AND BONUSES IN WALL STREET RAIDER?
   O. WHAT IS THE "GOODWILL" ITEM ON MY COMPANY'S BALANCE SHEET?
   P. WHAT IS A "SHORT SALE" OF STOCK?
 

CHAPTER IV.

OVERVIEW OF HOW WALL STREET RAIDER WORKS.


   A.  BASIC STRATEGIES IN WALL STREET RAIDER

      (1)  Turn Around a Company
      (2)  Monopolize an Industry
      (3)  Startups
      (4)  Tax Strategies
      (5)  Speculating in Junk Bonds
      (6)  Gain Control of Key Lenders
      (7)  Hardball Tactics and Mean Tricks
      (8)  Earn Executive Compensation As Company CEO.
      (9)  Incorporate Yourself!
      (10) Passive Investing
      (11) Options Trading
      (12) Trading Commodity or Stock Index Futures
      (13) Trading Physical Commodities

   B.  GAINING CONTROL OF COMPANIES

   C.  INCREASING A COMPANY'S PROFITABILITY

      (1)  Productivity Spending
      (2)  Increasing Market Share
      (3)  Diversification and Restructuring
      (4)  Refinancing
      (5)  Changing Management

   D.  FINANCING

      (1)  Borrowing
      (2)  Issuing Corporate Bonds
      (3)  Stock Offerings
      (4)  Advances from Players

   E.  INVESTING

      (1)  Cash/CD's
      (2)  Bonds
      (3)  Stocks
      (4)  Business Assets
      (5)  Advances to Subs
      (6)  Stock Options (Puts and Calls)
      (7)  Commodity Futures
      (8)  Interest Rate Swaps
      (9)  Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF's)

   F.  STOCK AND OPTION PRICES:  HOW ARE THEY DETERMINED?

   G.  TAXES

      (1)  Individual Taxes
      (2)  Corporate Taxes
      (3)  Consolidated Tax Reporting for Corporations
      (4)  Taxes on Capital
      (5)  Tax Credits

   H.  CORPORATE EARNINGS AND ACCOUNTING CONVENTIONS

   I.  DIVIDEND PAYMENTS

   J.  THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

   K.  BANKS--HOW THEY WORK

   L.  INSURANCE COMPANIES--HOW THEY WORK

   M.  HOLDING/TRADING COMPANIES--HOW THEY WORK

   N.  STOCK OWNERSHIP

   O.  LINES OF CREDIT

   P.  ANTITRUST LAW CONSIDERATIONS

   Q.  BANKRUPTCY AND MARGIN CALLS

      (1)  Corporations
      (2)  Individual Players

CHAPTER V.

MAIN MENU (OPERATIONS CENTER) FEATURES


   A.  IN GENERAL

   B.  "OPERATIONS" CENTER PULLDOWN MENU ITEMS (MAIN MENU SCREEN)

      (1) "FILE" MENU
          "New Game" or "Restart" Item
          "Open Saved Game" Item
          "Save Game" Item
          "Save Game As" Item
          "Exit" Item

      (2) "GAME OPTIONS" MENU
          "High Score" Item
          "Updates" Item
          "W$R Forum" Item
          "Order W$R Manual (or View W$R Manual)" Item
          "View W$R Manual" Item
          "Customizer Utility" Item
          "Online Tutorial" Item
          "Speculator Stock Trading Game" Download Item
          
      (3) "SETTINGS" MENU
          "Ticker Speed" Item
          "Currency" Item
          "Cheat Mode:  On (or Off)" Item
          "Select Law Firm" Item
          "Suppress Popups: On (or Off)" Item
          "Suppress Earn Rept.: On (or Off)" Item
          "AutoSave is: On (or Off)" Item 
          "Exercise Options? YES (or NO)" Item
          "Stock Chart Size: Small (or Large)" Item
          "AutoAdd_StreamList is: On (or Off)" Item
          "Make Physical Delivery? Yes (or No") Item
          "Take Physical Delivery? Yes (or No") Item
          "AutoPilot (Global) is: On (or Off)" Item
          "Sweep Cash to Reduce Loan? Yes (or No)" Item

      (4) "HELP" MENU
          "Wall Street Raider HELP - F1" Item
          "Registration Info" Item
          "About" Item

   C.  "TRADING DESK" INFORMATION DISPLAYS (MAIN MENU SCREEN)

      (1) "ACTIVE ENTITY SELECTED" ITEMS
      (2) "INDUSTRY GROUP SELECTED" ITEM
      (3) "MY BALANCE SHEET" ITEMS
      (4) GAME STATUS INFO ITEMS
      (5) ECONOMIC DATA DISPLAY ITEMS
      (6) STOCK AND NEWS TICKERS
      (7) SEARCH FUNCTION BUTTONS
      (8) STREAMING STOCK QUOTES LIST

   D.  "TRADING DESK" NON-MENU BUTTONS (MAIN MENU SCREEN)
       
      (1) "GO" BUTTON
      (2) "TICKER ON/OFF" (or "START TICKER") BUTTON
      (3) "WALL STREET RAIDER LOGO IMAGE"

CHAPTER VI.

BUY/SELL TRANSACTIONS MENU

   A. IN GENERAL

   B. "BUY/SELL" BUTTON AND SUBMENU

      (1)  Buy Stock (or Cover Short Position)
      (2)  Sell Stock (or Sell Stock Short)
      (3)  Buy Corporate Bonds
      (4)  Sell Corporate Bonds
      (5)  Trade Government Bonds
      (6)  Merger
      (7)  Greenmail
      (8)  LBO (Leveraged BuyOut)
      (9)  Buy Corporate Assets
      (10) Sell Corporate Assets
      (11) Buy or Sell Bank Loans
      (12) Buy Call Options
      (13) Sell Call Options
      (14) Buy Put Options
      (15) Sell Put Options
      (16) Trade Futures
      (17) Trade Commodities

   C. "BUY STOCK" BUTTON

   D. "SELL STOCK" BUTTON

CHAPTER VII.

FINANCING TRANSACTIONS MENU

   A. IN GENERAL

   B. "FINANCING" BUTTON AND SUBMENU

      (1)  Start Up New Corp
      (2)  Capital Contribution
      (3)  Public Stock Offering
      (4)  Private Stock Offering
      (5)  Issue Bonds
      (6)  Buy Back or Call Bonds
      (7)  Extraordinary Dividend
      (8)  Tax-Free Liquidation
      (9)  Taxable Liquidation
      (10) Spin-Off Subsidiary

CHAPTER VIII.

   
MANAGEMENT TRANSACTIONS MENU 

   A. IN GENERAL

   B. "MANAGEMENT" BUTTON AND SUBMENU

      (1)  Elect Me As CEO of Company
      (2)  Resign as CEO of Company
      (3)  Change Managers
      (4)  Set Dividend Payout%
      (5)  Set Productivity Spending
      (6)  Set Growth Rate   
      (7)  Restructure   
      (8)  Antitrust Suit
      (9)  Set Fund Advisor Fee
      (10) Toggle AutoPilot ON/OFF

CHAPTER IX.

   
OTHER TRANSACTIONS MENU

   A. IN GENERAL

   B. "OTHER TRANS." BUTTON AND SUBMENU

      (1)  Harassing Lawsuit
      (2)  Spread Rumors
      (3)  Change Bank
      (4)  Call in Bank Loan
      (5)  Freeze Loans
      (6)  Buy or Sell Bank Loans
      (7)  Exercise Call Option
      (8)  Exercise Put Option
      (9)  Decrease Earnings
      (10) Increase Earnings
      (11) Interest Rate Swaps  
      (12) For Sale Items
      (13) Buy Subprime Mortgages
      (14) Sell Subprime Mortgages

CHAPTER X.

 
RESEARCH MENUS AND TOOLS

   A. IN GENERAL

   B. "SELECT PLAYER" BUTTON

   C. "SELECT CORP." BUTTON

   D. "ENTITY INFO" BUTTON       

      (1)  Changing the Active Entity
      (2)  Research Report
      (3)  Financial Profile
      (4)  Earnings Report
      (5)  List Shareholders 
      (6)  List Portfolio
      (7)  Diagram of Holdings
      (8)  Credit Info
      (9)  Industry Summary
      (10) Industry Projection
      (11) List Bank Loans
      (12) Tax Basis Info
      (13) List Advances to Corps.
      (14) List Options
      (15) List Commodities
      (16) My Corps.

   E.  "GENERAL" (RESEARCH) BUTTON AND SUBMENU

      (1)  Most Cash  
      (2)  Industrial Growth Rates
      (3)  Industry Projection
      (4)  Industry Summary
      (5)  Economic Statistics
      (6)  Interest Rates
      (7)  View News
      (8)  Who's Ahead
      (9)  Market Share
      (10) Largest Tax Losses
      (11) Largest Market Cap
      (12) Database Search
      (13) Who Owns What?

   F.  "SELECT LAST" (STOCK SYMBOL) BUTTON

   G.  "MY NEWS" BUTTON

   H.  "QUICK SEARCH FUNCTIONS" GROUP OF BUTTONS

      (1)  Recall DB Search List
      (2)  Other Quick Search Buttons

CHAPTER XI.

 
OTHER MENU FUNCTIONS

   A. IN GENERAL

   B. "END TURN" BUTTON

   C. "MISC" BUTTON AND SUBMENU
  
      (1)  Borrow Money
      (2)  Repay Loan
      (3)  Stock Split
      (4)  Reverse Split
      (5)  Name Change
      (6)  Advance to Corp.
      (7)  Recall Advance
      (8)  Prepay Income Tax
      (9)  Offer To Sell Stock
      (10) Offer To Sell Assets
      (11) Set Stock Price Alert

    D. "CHEAT" BUTTON AND SUBMENU
    E. "STOCK CHART" BUTTON
      

APPENDICES:



   APPENDIX A--INSTALLATION OF PROGRAM

   APPENDIX B--COMPANY NAMES, STOCK SYMBOLS

   APPENDIX C--HOW CREDIT RATINGS AND LOAN
               RATES ARE DETERMINED

   APPENDIX D--INDUSTRY INFORMATION

      (1) LIST OF INDUSTRIES WITH TYPICAL
          GROWTH RATES AND VOLATILITY LEVEL
      (2) FACTORS AFFECTING DEMAND GROWTH IN
          EACH NON-FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

   APPENDIX E--STRATEGY AND TACTICS


GLOSSARY: TERMS USED IN WALL $TREET RAIDER

INDEX


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