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    World Affairs Board Stock Market Challenge 2010

    Since I've signed up for an economics degree, I figure I should get some practice in, know what it is I'm going to be learning about, and maybe get myself a bit of a clue. Therefore:

    Welcome to the WAB Stock Market Challenge. All players will start off with $100,000. Whoever has the most at the end of the competition wins some butter cookies. Here's where we put all the advice everyone has been giving on the Finance threads to good use. May the best member win!

    The game starts on September 1st and ends on December 31st. This gives members 2 weeks to sign up, and 2 weeks to study market trends and decide on their opening salvo. No one will be allowed to join after September 1st, so if you want in, please make sure to register before then.

    Information for the competition is as follows:

    Virtual Stock Exchange - Home

    Game ID: WABChallenge2010

    Game Name: WAB Stock Market Challenge

    Game Password: worldaffairsboard

    You need to register on the VSE website in order to join the game.

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!
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    VSE is a pretty cool tool. However, the winner will the individual who is the luckiest. Extremely rare is the individual who actual beats the stock market on a habitual basis.

    BTW, if you've got questions about homework, send 'em my way and time permitting, I'll help you out.
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    I have read that using the stock Market is like dating a woman. If this is true, I'll be lucky if I survive this game.

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    I will win for sure. I win the stock market when no real money is involved. If real money is involved, I am guaranteed to lose money in a big way.
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    Bring it on, then, good sir!
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    oh, fun... but why a $2 min; I know of some good penny stocks set to move.
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    Edited the game to accommodate penny stocks, but if you don't give me a couple good tips I'm changing it back...
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    I joined!

    Are we starting immediately or waiting until a few more people get on board?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I joined!

    Are we starting immediately or waiting until a few more people get on board?
    sept 1
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    Oops - helps if I read the whole thread - sorry.

    In the next week or so I'll be sending out an email blast to all members and will make special note of this thread :-).
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    Martin, I don't see you on the player list, have you joined the game as well, or just VSE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Oops - helps if I read the whole thread - sorry.

    In the next week or so I'll be sending out an email blast to all members and will make special note of this thread :-).
    That would be awesome. Cheers!
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    Yeah - I entered worldaffairsboard. as the password instead of worldaffairsboard

    Might want to remove the trailing dot!
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    It won't let me edit the post anymore. Could I trouble you to take care of that?
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    Done!

    Not sure why you can't edit it tho. Will look into that :-).
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