Category Archives: Updates

This is a log of the major revisions we have put in place to HowTheMarketWorks. If you’ve been away for a while, check it out!

HTMW Update – Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 semester is almost here, and we’ve been busy over the summer! Here’s a highlight of some of the awesome new features we’ve been working on – with more on the way! Feature 1: Class Management Report Is there anything more frustrating than trying to lead a classroom of students who forgot their Read More…

New Career Center now available!

Career Development is not just an important part of Personal Finance classes – it is an essential part of what students need to know when they graduate. With this in mind, HTMW is proud to announce our new Career Center, crammed full of awesome resources for teachers, students, and all points in between! What’s Inside Read More…

New Feature – Public Portfolios!

One of the most common requests we get from teachers is if students can see each other’s trades. Well, now they can!   We added a new contest rule, called “Public Portfolios”. If you turn on public portfolios for your contest, there will be a new “View” button on the rankings page next to each Read More…

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…

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…

Trailing Stops Have Arrived!

If you have ever wanted to protect your portfolio on HowTheMarketWorks from losses, you have definitely used Stop Orders. The biggest downside of stop orders is, of course, the fact that you have to constantly update them as your investments grow to “lock in” your gains… What are Trailing Stop Orders? Trailing Stop orders work Read More…

The Dashboard Has Arrived!

Do your students have a hard time getting started with their portfolio? Do you want a place where you can see all your tools in one place? Us too, which is why we added the new Dashboard to HowTheMarketWorks! The dashboard is just the newest addition to our new design, with your entire suite of Read More…

New items added to assignments!

Update time! HowTheMarketWorks is growing – and the list of great educational articles you can include in your class assignments is growing too! Last week we added 3 new Personal Finance and Investing articles, plus one great new personal finance calculator! New articles Credit and Using Borrowed Money Getting and Understanding Credit Reports Finding Stocks Read More…

Assignments Have Gone Mobile!

Have you ever been working on a trading assignment on HowTheMarketWorks, only to be frustrated when you want to check your progress on a mobile device? Not anymore! Mobile Assignments Are Here Whether you are trading on an Android tablet, Windows smartphone, or Apple Watch, you can monitor your assignment progress from anywhere! As always, Read More…

Real-Time Rankings Are Here!

Frustrated with the delay between the updates in your portfolio value, and how fast you move on the rankings page? Not Anymore! Real Time Rankings on HowTheMarketWorks In the past, we needed to check everyone’s account and revalue them in a loop to update the rankings page – a process that could take up to Read More…

Assignments Get An Upgrade!

Thousands of teachers have created an Assignment in the last semester on HowTheMarketWorks, and we are happy to report that we’re launching another group of features just for you! Now when you create your custom stock trading game you will be given the option to create an Economics, Personal Finance, Business, Social Studies or Math Read More…

HowTheMarketWorks Goes Mobile!

Mobile HowTheMarketWorks is now live! You can now easily trade on the go with a completely mobile-optimized interface for trading, managing your portfolio, doing research, and everything else you could want on HowTheMarketWorks! Right now, if you log in with a tablet, we’ll still direct you to the full site, but if you’re using a Read More…

Streaming Prices On Your Open Positions!

Streaming prices are here! The “Last Price” on your open positions page is now constantly updating – no more need to keep refreshing the page to get the latest prices! The price will now flash green if the price went up, red when it goes down. They update every few seconds, so watch carefully! This Read More…

Monthly Trading Contests!

We have always been firm believers that it is great practice to continue trading even after your classes end, and we’re starting a new program of monthly stock contests to help support that! These contests are open to everyone – just join for free and start trading! You can find the most up-to-date contest information Read More…

New Administrator Tools!

You’ve asked, and we listened! With this most recent update, teachers have more tools than ever to manage their classes on HowTheMarketWorks. You can access all these new tools from the Rankings page when you’re logged in as the contest creator. Next to each user on the page, you have 3 new buttons: “View”, “Reset” Read More…

Assignments are here!

This is the biggest new feature we’ve ever added! We know that there are tens of thousands of teachers who use HowTheMarketWorks in their classroom every year to teach math, social studies, personal finance, and business, so we’ve added some great new features just for you. We call them “Assignments“, and they will make teaching Read More…