HowTheMarketWorks is an awesome free stock game, built specifically for schools. Between our easy set-up of custom contests, Assignments and lessons, and live-streaming rankings, why are so many teachers upgrading their class to PersonalFinanceLab? Reason 1: Huge Curriculum Expansion HowTheMarketWork’s Assignments tool lets teachers add in a few basic Personal Finance and Economics lessons from Read More…
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…
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…
If you’ve started buying a few stocks, you will probably be interested in diversifying your portfolio between more than one sector. This sounds easy, but it can be very challenging finding stocks from a wide range of sources that fit what you’re looking for. Thankfully, our Quotes Tool has all the information you need to Read More…
Creating Assignments On HowTheMarketWorksHave you ever wanted to make sure your students are following the class, but don’t have the class time to walk them through every step? HowTheMarketWorks has your back! Our Assignments feature makes it easier than ever to keep your personal finance, investing, economics, or social studies class engaged, and keep track of your whole class all in one place!
Registration And Site Overview New to HowTheMarketWorks? These videos will give you a great picture of how to get around the site, and how to use some of the most popular features Registration And Site Overview My Portfolio, Open Positions, And Rankings Pages Trading Stocks Trading Mutual Funds Teacher Tools And Research Creating your own Read More…
Hello! This is an A to Z guide on the basics of using How The Market Works. We’ll cover everything you need to know about using our site and all the tools you have at your disposal. Let’s Begin! Registration Whether you’re a student, teacher or just someone looking to learn and practice, everyone starts Read More…
Hi! This tutorial will be showing you how to create and customize your own contests, as well as what you’re able to do once you’ve made one. Creating Your Contest Once you’ve registered your account and logged in, the first step is to get to the contest creation page. Find the “Contests!” tab on the 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…
McGraw-Hill and Stock-Trak, the leader in educational portfolio simulations, have joined together to offer students that purchase a McGraw-Hill college finance textbook a FREE account at Stock-Trak’s new real-time, streaming stock simulation at HowTheMarketWorks.com, used by over 200,000 students and beginning investors each year! Buying and selling stocks is a fantastic educational experience for students Read More…
Compete in a $25,000* stock contest with your friends, classmates, or the world!
Our FREE Stock Market Game allows to you create or join up to 4 stock contests and also create 3 personal portfolios!
Expirations determine when your order gets placed on the market.
Our site offers two modes for Virtual Trading: Fun Mode and Realistic Mode.
Create a virtual stock market game or a stock market contest on How The Market Works.
Our site now offers free real-time stock quotes for more than 2,000 of the most popular stocks in the USA! These quotes are also used in our trading games.
An investor’s instructions to a broker or brokerage firm to purchase or sell a security. Orders are typically placed over the phone or online. Orders fall into different available types which allow investors to place restrictions on their orders affecting the price and time at which the order can be executed.
The stock market can seem overwhelming to beginners, so we have compiled a short list of how to get started in our market game.
How well do you know the stock market? Test your stock market IQ for free today with our practice stock trading questions.
Our Virtual Stock Exchange allows you to practice buying and selling real stocks using our trading game online for the purpose of gaining experience with stock trading. This is also known as paper trading or fantasy trading.