***Motley Fool Stock Advisor Performance Updated as of August 13, 2021*** Does the Motley Fool’s Stock Advisor newsletter provide good stock recommendations and is it worth the price? At HowTheMarketWorks, one of the services we provide our users is that we subscribe to dozens of stock advisory services and we buy all of the recommended Read More…
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…
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…
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…
Presidential Poll of College Students Trump Leads by 3.4% Presidential Poll of High School Students Trumps Leads by 19.1% Stock-Trak Inc., the leading provider of educational stock market simulations for the high school and college markets, posted polls on its websites from November 1 to November 3 asking its users for whom they would vote.  Participation in Read More…
Stop Wasting Money on High Interest Rate Credit Cards All credit cards are NOT the same–find the credit card that is right for you! If you get good grades, then choose a credit card that gives you a reward bonus for good grades. If you can’t pay off your credit card bill each month, then Read More…
The September Monthly Million Challenge is the first in our Monthly Million series, with over a thousand participants from all over the world! The rankings were fierce, with the HowTheMarketWorks team scattered throughout, but you’ll be surprised who won! The Top 5 performers by portfolio value were: AngelRivera +30.81% Janene+23.14% wkaraman14 +18.15% puttno2 +12.63% smithjjj5 Read More…
StockLinkU, the stock simulation site launched in 2012 from Greenville SC, has apparently shut down. StockLinkU has apparently closed its virtual trading site. The site has been unavailable for several months now and there are no comments from its facebook and linkedin pages. Launched in 2012 as a free site, the site struggled to gain Read More…
Final Rank: 336 / 518 Final Portfolio Value: $981,381,149.90 (-1.86%) Investment Strategy For This Contest We picked blue chip stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and tried to balance analyst ratings, Price/Earnings (P/E) ratios, the latest news, and our own instincts. Even though there were only 30 stocks to choose from, it took hours to Read More…
ETFs are collections of assets into bundles you can invest in all at once, the most popular ones follow indecies (such as SPY following the S&P 500), which is one way for an investor to build a diverse portfolio without holding dozens of individual positions. However, using financial derivatives and debt, there are also “Leveraged ETFs”, Read More…
The Blue Chip Summer Trading Challenge Is Over! If you missed out, you can get the details on our latest monthly challenge, where you can win cash prizes by learning about investing, on our Contests Page (Click Here)! The Top 5 performers by portfolio value were: RiskOn +43.80% igorski123 +41.97% Michael +28.19% nickbrown +15.58% dancegirl +11.14% Read More…
Over-The-Counter (OTC) Stocks Most investors are familiar with NASDAQ, the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange), and most other large national stock exchanges. However, there are also thousands of companies that want to sell shares to the general public, but are not able to sell on these exchanges. Stock traded on these Read More…
So school is almost out, your students are already gazing out the window, and the last of your lessons are just about finished. Now what? Studies across the United States show that students forget math the most over their Summer Break, so the best thing a teacher can do for their students as they go Read More…
Walkthough Videos! Welcome to our Videos section, where you can see all the great features of our new site, all in one place! If you think something is missing here that you would love to see, send a ticket to our Support Desk, and we will get it made and posted as soon as possible! Read More…
How to Become a Millionaire Calculator (A lesson in compound interest.) Want to be a millionaire? Everyone does, but do you know how much you need to save and what rate of return you need to get on your investments to reach that million level? This financial calculator helps you learn how your savings grows Read More…
Had the American Indians sold their beads and trinkets they received from selling Manhattan Island, invested their $16 and received 8% compounded annual interest, not only would they have enough money to buy back all of Manhattan, they would still have several hundred million dollars left over. That is the power of compound interest over time.