Posted on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Will Hagle
Wall Street Survivor teaches users how to invest and make smart financial decisions through articles, courses and its fantasy stock simulator.
Wall Street Survivor offers an opportunity for people to learn how to invest without the associated financial risks. The site has a comprehensive list of investing and financial courses. If you don’t have time to complete an entire course, there are also tons of instructional articles and videos that cover a variety of financial topics. The most appealing facto of the site, however, is its stock market simulator. The simulator allows users to invest (fake) cash into real companies. As the market fluctuates, so does your own personal stash of fake money. The best way to learn something is by doing it, and the Wall Street Survivor experience allows you to take risks with investments without actually spending real money. If you’re interested in learning how the stock market works or if you’re considering investing some real cash into the real market, Wall Street Survivor is a great place to start.
Wall Street Survivor also has a social aspect that makes it much better than other stock market simulators that can be found online. Users can compare their earnings by joining a league — either through one of the many public leagues or by creating a private league. This makes the site useful for economics classes, financial clubs, or simply a group of friends interested in learning more about investing. Stock investment has typically been a difficult-to-master concept, and a way for rich people to get richer. The creators of Wall Street Survivor aim to “spread financial literacy,” making the otherwise tough-to-enter Wall Street world accessible to all. Plus, playing the stock market without any real risks is fun. If you’ve every played fantasy football or another online fantasy game, you might as well try out the fantasy stock market.