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 an audience or establish a niche. StockLinkU was originally a free site, then changed its model to a pay site, and now has apparently disappeared and gone under.
Former StockLinkU users are encouraged to explore the other leading stock simulation and virtual trading sites:
- StockTrak Global Portfolio Simulations: Stock-Trak, now in its 25 year, is without a doubt the leading virtual trading site for university Investments, Portfolio Simulation, Derivatives, and Personal Finance classes. StockTrak allows professors to create a custom virtual trading contest for their class by selecting the trading dates, initial cash balance, and other parameters. Students then register into that contest and compete against their fellow classmates trading stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, futures, and forex from over 50 global exchanges.
- HowTheMarketWorks.com: HowTheMarketWorks, launched in 2004, is a FREE alternative, similar to StockTrak, except students are only allowed to trade U.S. stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. HowTheMarketWorks was used by over 350,000 users and in 10,000 classes and clubs in the last 12 months.
If you are looking for an alternative to StockLinkU, either of these sites will work and they will be around many years from now.