NOTE REGARDING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE FREE ("SHAREWARE") VERSION AND THE REGISTERED VERSION OF SPECULATOR: The Registered Version of Speculator differs from the shareware version you may have been playing up until now in several ways:

The Registered Version:

  • Allows you to play games of up to 30 years in length, while the shareware version limits game play to a maximum length of 3 years. (With games of 30 years, it is much more likely that you will be able to increase your initial $100,000 portfolio value enough to qualify for margin trading, short selling, options trading, and futures trading.)

  • Provides stock charts on all stocks, while stock charts are only enabled intermittently on most stocks in the shareware version. (However, other charts, for commodities, interest rates, GDP growth rates, and the Global 1000 Stock Index ARE enabled in both the shareware version and Registered Version.)

  • Utilizes real company names, unlike the shareware version (which uses made up names and stock symbols).

  • Includes a "Customizer" utility program that lets you permanently change the names, stock symbols, and nation of incorporation for any of the 1590 companies and ETFs in the simulation.

Note regarding sales taxes and VAT taxes: U.S. purchasers will be charged sales tax by our vendor MyCommerce/Share-It if your address is in the following states: CO, GA, IA, IL, MN, NE, or UT, plus, thanks to a recent Supreme Court decision that allows states to collect sales tax on Internet sales, a number of other states will are beginning to require that our vendor collect sales tax. If you reside in any state where our retailer (MyCommerce/Share-It) is not yet required to collect the tax, no sales tax will be collected from you, but you may be required by state law to pay use tax on your purchase (except in states with no sales or use taxes: Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon -- Alaska has sales and use tax only in some boroughs, such as in Juneau, but not in Anchorage or Fairbanks, but may soon be imposing sales tax on remote sellers in all parts of the state).

VAT taxes will be collected in most European countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India, Japan and South Korea.

To order through our e-commerce vendor, Share-It, part of MyCommerce.com, a subsidiary of Digital River, Inc. ($21.95 U.S.), CLICK HERE.

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Last modified: April 15, 2024