About Us

This website was created in 2004 to help people understand how the stock market works!

First we wrote hundreds of articles about the stock market and developed a glossary of the most popular stock market terms. Then we added a stock market game, stock market simulation or virtual trading (whatever you want to call it) and we allowed users to create their own custom and private competition.

Once we added the free stock market game, the site became very popular with professors and teachers and stock market clubs. Now we have added “assignments” so that teachers and professors have better control and reporting over what their students/users are doing on the site.

Hopefully you will find the information here useful and will be able to begin trading for the first time or simply have a better understanding of what happens behind the scenes.

We focus on how the market works rather than giving advice on which stocks to buy. However, there are many excellent Books and Websites that cover that subject.

This site is constantly growing, so check back with us on a regular basis. If you have any questions or comments you can email us at: email@HowTheMarketWorks.com.

HowTheMarketWorks.com is owned by Stock-Trak Inc., the leading provider of educational stock market games and stock market contests. Stock-Trak was founded in 1990 by Mark Brookshire as a stock simulation for college students. With the launch of www.StockTrak.com, Stock-Trak quickly became the #1 stock market simulation website for college students. With offices in Washington DC, Montreal, and London our company now manages over 65 “custom stock market contest” websites used by high school, colleges, stock brokerages, trading firms, banks and other financial websites.

If you would like to add a custom stock market contest or “custom stock market game” to your website, please call our Corporate Sales Team at 1-514-871-2222 x 232.