## Cryptocurrency Trading Has Arrived

One of the most-requested new features in Spring 2018 was cryptocurrency trading, both from students and teachers. You asked and we listened – crypto trading is now available on HowTheMarketWorks! Cryptocurrencies currently share some of the rules from Stocks, such as the commissions and position limits. However, you can trade cryptos both using a quantity Read More…

## Videos Page Update!

With our most recent update, the HTMW videos page got a great new revision – with each video getting a bigger window and better navigation!   This also means if you create a HTMW Assignment, the links to view each video will now take your students right to the video they need! Happy Trading!

## Editing Assignments!

You can now edit your assignments on HowTheMarketWorks! In the past, once you created an assignment it was set in stone. With the newest HTMW update, you can add and remove tasks in real time, giving you more control of your class than ever before!   To edit an assignment you’ve already created, go to Read More…

## Using Spreadsheets – Graphing

Graphing is one of the most important features of spreadsheets. When you need to present your findings, whether as a written report or a presentation, summarizing your data in graphs is the best way to quickly communicate large amounts of data. This guide will walk through taking your raw portfolio data, making some simple calculations, Read More…

## Using Spreadsheets – Calculating Profit or Loss From Trades

The most important reason you would want to use excel to track your stock portfolio is trying to calculate your profit and loss from each trade. To do this, open the spreadsheet with your transaction history. It should look something like this: Tip: If you have not bought and then sold a stock, you can’t calculate how Read More…

## Using Spreadsheets – Calculating Your Daily Returns

If you’ve been trading for a long period of time you might have been curious to know what your daily returns were. Excel and Google Sheets can help you efficiently calculate this in a simple way. Suppose we started trading on August 29th, 2017. It is now September 7th and we would like to know Read More…

## Using Spreadsheets – Importing and Formatting Data

The first step in using any spreadsheet is getting some data! This tutorial will show you different ways to import some of your portfolio data into a spreadsheet and how to format it to make it easier to read.   Getting Data The first step to using any spreadsheet is getting some data – once Read More…

## 5 Tips for Your Spring Stock Game

If you are using the HTMW stock game for the first time, or if you’re a veteran looking for some tips, here are the Top 5 Best Practices for your late Spring stock game! Why More Teachers Start Their Games In The Spring The school year is entering its final stretch, and your students Read More…

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## Fall 2017 Challenge

Win prizes in our stock market contests! Find all of the information for any stock contests with prizes we are currently running here! You can also find information on past contests and their winners. Register Here To HTMW Fall Challenge Who can join? Anyone can join! Joining our stock market contests is completely free, so Sign Up Read More…

## Trade Notes – Justify Your Trades

HowTheMarketWorks is all about education – we want students to learn about investing and personal finance by managing their virtual portfolio with carefully-selected trades. How It Works Every time your students place a trade, they will be prompted to enter their “Trade Notes” – a short sentence mentioning why they are placing this trade (almost Read More…

## How To Pick Stocks

How To Pick Stocks – The Basics The most challenging aspect of starting to invest in the stock market is picking the first few stocks to add to a portfolio. Every experienced investor has his/her own techniques and strategies that they believe in.  But when you are just getting started, learning how to pick stocks Read More…

## Basic Investing Strategies

An “Investing Strategy” is a plan for how to save money to help it grow. Sometimes an “investing strategy” can just mean “plan for trading stocks”, but it really means a lot more. Liquidity, Risk, and Potential Returns All investments balance liquidity (how easily it can be converted into cash for other use), risk (the Read More…

## Income Tax Filing and the 1040

What is income tax? Income tax is the tax you pay on your income, usually directly taken out of your paycheck. Everyone who works in the United States should be paying income tax on their earnings. Income is more than just wages and salaries too. If you earn rents from rental properties, investment income, interest Read More…

## Types of Business Ownership

A key first step for any entrepreneur is setting up an organization that will be used to formally embark on the business journey, but many new business owners struggle to identify the best way to move forward. These are the most common ways to organize a business, from the simplest through the most complex. Sole Read More…

## Price Controls

Definition “Price Controls” are artificial limits that are put on prices. If the limit is put in place to prevent prices from getting too high, they are called Ceilings. If they are in place to prevent the price from getting too low, they are called “Floors”. Price Ceilings Price Ceilings are controls put in place Read More…