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 Post subject: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:44 pm 
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Greetings forumers, and welcome to the first annual HRWFSEC. My name-a Potates, and I'll be your waiter for tonight.
The name of the game here is to see who can make the most monies playing the stock market.
Of course, we won't be using real cash, we'll be using http://vse.marketwatch.com, a virtual stock exchange using fake money but real stock data. Winner gets a cool banner designed by me.

Here's how to get started:
1. Point your browser to http://vse.marketwatch.com and register for an account. Make sure the screen name you choose is the same as your forum username.
2. Once you're all signed up and logged in, link on the left of the screen that says "find a game to join."
3. In the box that says "enter game ID," type HRWikiForum (it's case sensitive).
4. It will ask you for a password. The password for this game is "twothousandandeight"
5. Now to buy a stock. Click on the "make a trade" link at the upper right.
6. Enter a stock symbol and press Go.
7. Enter the number of shares you want and press the "preview trade" button.
8. Confirm your trade.
9. Awesome. You're well on your way to either exhilarating victory or crushing defeat.


http://vse.marketwatch.com

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:55 pm 
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Awesome.

It wouldn't let me have my exact username, but it's close enough.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:21 pm 
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Awesome, I joined and made a couple of trades, but it didn't affect my portfolio.. what's up with that?

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:59 pm 
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That's because the stock market is closed right now.
Unfortunately, just like the real stock market, this one is only open during the day on weekdays.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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Well crap, I already messed up. I went back to change the number of shares I was going to own in something, and it reset a few other options that I originally changed.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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Well I joined. I hope all those years of watching MSNBC with my dad pays off.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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Alright, today is Monday and the stock market is open for the week.
Currently, there's no clear winner. We actually have a tie for first: Disk, Noah, Raamis and I all are in the black with exactly $25,000. However, it looks like Pop_Tire and Color Printer have both lost money. Maybe it's time to rethink your stock choices?

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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Ima have to try this out...

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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Ill join, if I cant get susan Ill be tilx.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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It goes by your email, so you can be whatever as long as it doesn't have any characters it doesn't like.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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I've joined.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:53 pm 
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I noticed, Ill be buying some stock in a few seconds.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:11 pm 
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I suck at the stock market; I thought shares that I bought were active right away.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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The orders you place take about 20 mins to process. Also, early lead for me. Hopefully my stocks don't go down.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:18 pm 
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I bought shares in a company several hours ago (around 1 PM), as well as some pending ones a day or so ago. Neither registered.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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Thats odd, have you tried to cancel them?

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Yep.

Eh, screw it. I just wanted to get some stock in Nintendo before E3. D:

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DOOD I DUNNO WTF I'M DOING HERE BUT I JUST BOUGHT A BUNCH OF SHARES OF STUFF OH GOD I HOPE I STRIKE IT RICH

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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One of them successfully canceled, the other is still pending and says that the duration is until canceled. Thats really strange.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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Wait. I bought 3 stocks in Coca cola, they went up 0.69, and I lost money. Wut?

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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gino wrote:
Wait. I bought 3 stocks in Coca cola, they went up 0.69, and I lost money. Wut?

That would be because just like in real life, making transactions costs money.
The money you made from your 3 stocks was less than the $9.99 transaction fee.
I.E. Next time buy more than 3 stocks.

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Closed with a profit of $22.10. IM RICH!

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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Potates wrote:
gino wrote:
Wait. I bought 3 stocks in Coca cola, they went up 0.69, and I lost money. Wut?

That would be because just like in real life, making transactions costs money.
The money you made from your 3 stocks was less than the $9.99 transaction fee.
I.E. Next time buy more than 3 stocks.


Also, Gino, I looked at your Coca-Cola stock, and even though it said it went up, the price when you bought it was higher then the price today, meaning that you lost money on the investment.

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Ya, green just means it went up, not that you made any profit. Dont just look at the colours.

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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I got it. I wasn't thinking. I thought about it a minute or so minutes after I posted.

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NOOOO!!!! MY STOCKS FELL DOUBLE WHAT THEY GAINED YESTURDAY!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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ahahaha i am killing you guys
ps i'm like the extra challenge boss-if you beat me, you win special prize

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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HaHa! I am in second place!

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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What the funk is this crap?! Are you an insider of this company, Potates? Cause you know that's illegal right?

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 Post subject: Re: H*R Wiki Forum First Annual Stock Market Challenge 2008!!!!!
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I was wondering about that as well.

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