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Angus_Junior35 10-01-2012 05:12 PM

The UG Marketwatch Virtual-Stock game!
So here's the deal; I just made an account on to play their virtual stocks game. I just made a room, I'll post the information below. You'll start out with nothing in your portfolio, and a set amount of money. The stock values are updated according to the real-life amounts, and you can 'buy' stock in REAL companies at their REAL values at REAL time. The only difference between this game and buying actual stock is that you don't actually pay for the shares and you can't make profit/debt off it.

URL is here.
Password: UG_FTW

The game won't start until next Monday(10/8/12) to give people a chance to join and research their potential stocks and lasts until a month from then(10/8/12). Being as that I don't know stocks very well, I'm just leaving the game settings at the default values.

You do have to make an account, but it's free and just takes a few minutes. Post your name here and I'll compile a list of usernames here and there.

Angus_Junior35 - Jake Schmitt
Zoot Allures - John Paul John
skylerjames13 - skylerjames13
yoman297 - BobRobert
Kensai - Jock Ewing
dr_shred - Scott Crighton
Telecaster7 - Reginald Windscreen
Momentosis - Vameng Li
SteveHouse - Walter White
L2112L2f - Gregory "Dicks" McGregor
Hydra150 - Bry Gle
nosraltserrof - Forrest Larson
GoxGetterxGuy - John Hemmerich
daytripper75 - Rusty Shackleford

So, will you become rich or lose it all?


Congrats to This Guy, for winning $143,839.12 over his initial amount. Also congrats to Jack Jonny McJonJones for losing $38,746.07 from the initial $100,000. Anyone opposed to a new game? Maybe a longer one?

Cb4rabid 10-01-2012 05:13 PM

nah i dont wanna make an account

Trowzaa 10-01-2012 05:13 PM

This sounds quite interesting actually. It sounds like it'd be fun with a lot of people.

Kensai 10-01-2012 05:15 PM

Kinda does sound interesting. I think I'll create an account later.

Bob_Sacamano 10-01-2012 05:16 PM

Sounds pretty cool although I know absolutely nothing about stocks. I'm expecting you guys to give us "scoops", like flying shoes or something so we can buy the virtual internet with our virtual money.

raoooos 10-01-2012 05:18 PM

Looks fun but cba signing up now, so stickied.

Weaponized 10-01-2012 05:39 PM

Signed up, looks like I have something to look forward to next week :cheers:

Edit: I'm Huber.

DimebagLivesOn 10-01-2012 05:44 PM

Got quotas to meet $$$$$$$$$$$$

DarkTom666 10-01-2012 05:44 PM

Very interesting. Signed up!

NosralTserrof 10-01-2012 06:15 PM

Haha, I'm doing this with the Econ class I'm in.

Signing up now.

Hydra150 10-01-2012 06:23 PM

I have no idea what I just signed up for. Someone at some point this week needs to explain this tomfoolery in simple terms.

ErikLensherr 10-01-2012 06:27 PM

I won't join in but I will start a protest to occupy this thread you 1% fatcats.

So-Cal 10-01-2012 06:31 PM

I signed up. Don't let me about forget this.

justinb904 10-01-2012 06:49 PM

I'm in.

Trowzaa 10-01-2012 06:59 PM

show me the money lol XD

NosralTserrof 10-01-2012 07:08 PM

Originally Posted by Hydra150
I have no idea what I just signed up for. Someone at some point this week needs to explain this tomfoolery in simple terms.

You start with $100K. You play a virtual stock market, updated real time, as if you were investing real money. Whoever has the most money wins.

Momentosis 10-01-2012 07:23 PM

No clue as to what I'm doing but I expect to win.

Bob_Sacamano 10-01-2012 07:32 PM

This thread's going to make me watch that CNN show with the guy who yells a lot.

Bass Beast 10-01-2012 07:34 PM

This sounds pretty cool, im in.

GoxGetterxGuy 10-01-2012 07:36 PM

I'm going to lose my money so quickly.

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