Virtual Stock Exchange – Tips and Rules Getting Started 1. 1. Click on the Virtual Stock Exchange link at the left of the Economics website. 2. Click on the button “New to VSE? Please Register” and follow the prompts. Use your full name for “User Name”. Click on the two boxes at the bottom of the dialogue box (I agree . . . and I accept…) and then click on Register. 3. The next screen will ask if you are invited to join a game – in this field, type the game ID provided by your teacher – for España, it is RHSEcon2E (Period2) and RHSEcon5E (Period 5). Click on the right arrow to proceed. You will be prompted to enter the game password – it is rhsthunder. Making Trades 1. Click on the Make Trades link at left, directly under VSE. You will either Buy or Sell (ignore all other options). Enter the name or the ticker symbol of the company you are buying, and proceed to the next screen. There you are asked to select the transaction type (Buy or Sell), the number of shares, and on the Preview Screen you will see the total cost, including the 9.95 commission you will be charged for EVERY trade you make. 2. Use the Research link to find out about companies. Two quick resources are: the chart that displays show the history of the stock’s value over time (the default is for today – always take a moment to change the time frame to 6 months or longer to see how it has performed over time), and the Analysis tab at the top of that screen – it will give you information about how the experts view this stock. Tips 1. You should be 90% vested within two weeks of starting the game. 2. Make a minimum of one buy and one sell every two weeks. 3. No investing in penny stocks – buy only stocks with a minimum value of $2.00/share. 4. No DAY trading! You must hold all buys for a minimum of 48 hours before selling them. 5. All transactions will be delayed for 20 minutes after the transaction is entered, so don’t panic if you don’t immediately see your buy in your portfolio. 6. The game will run through the end of May. 7. Assignment score: You will earn points for this assignment based upon how well you follow the rules above. 8. EXTRA CREDIT will be awarded to the top three investors, based upon their profit (see instructor for the amount).
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