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GoVenture Investment Simulation Video Tutorial, Investment Simulator Training




welcome to the go venture investment demonstration provencher investment is a realistic software simulation designed to help youth and adults learn about personal investment decisions in a fun and educational manner let's have a look and go venture investment all the investment options stocks bonds mutual funds real estate and gold are simulated simulating the investment options offers several benefits for both learners and instructors first it offers flexible scheduling you can start stop and resume a simulation at any time and you can complete an entire simulation within a matter of hours rather than over a duration of many weeks although you do have the option of doing that as well the interface is designed to be easy to use and inviting voiding overwhelming the user with too many options too much research and so on while still providing a very realistic experience finally since we can play 1020 up to 50 years a simulation enables us to experience economic cycles which provides a truer representation of real life investment let's continue we can choose to start a new simulation or resume a simulation that we previously saved let's start a new simulation and go venture investment we can choose to start a custom simulation where we set up all the trading accounts in all details we can also choose a quick start simulation which is similar to a save to simulation where we dive into an existing investment experience the third option is a multi computer competition this allows us to connect up to 16 computers together via a local area network or the internet and compete head-to-head with others we can actually compete head-to-head with others on the same computer using a custom simulation but the multi computer option allows us to connect computers together so that they all experienced the same economic conditions thereby allowing us to compete with others who may be at a different physical location the multi computer option will be made available with free upgrade in the future check the latest product information for details for now let's choose the custom simulation option first we create investors provide an amount of starting cash and we can also provide future income future income help simulate the often real world experience that most people have where they may not have a large amount of money to invest right away but maybe saving a little bit every month we can simulate this process by providing a future income level let's say fifty dollars and we can choose monthly let's create Monte as our first investor we can see Monty's details below and we can create Jane as well using the same criteria we can create up to fifty investors at any one time we also have the option of allowing for loans enabling loans provides the learner with the option of visiting the bank to apply for a loan or mortgage a mortgage can be used to purchase a real estate property and a personal loan can be used as extra cash for investing purposes the second step is to choose if you want to compete against computer traders for example we can compete against rowboat investor and market investor and provide them the same or a different amount of investment funds Robo investor makes random decisions with no logic or strategy market investor strategically follows markets and events step three is to choose our time setting time and go mend your investment moves forward in one week increments we can have time move forward automatically after a certain number of seconds have elapsed or manually at the click of a button let's choose manually by having time advance automatically it gives us a sense of urgency that exists in the real world we can also choose to play anywhere up to 50 years the ability to play up to 50 years enables us to experience various economic cycles which is very helpful in trying to understand how to move money between various investment options and we can click start to begin the simulation this is the main interface for go venture investment in the upper right is our status window here we can see the current date it is week one year one time advances in one week increments we can also see the summary information for each investor playing the simulation in this case we're looking at monte by clicking the orange drop down box we can choose to view another investor it is also important to note that the investor being shown here is the investor that will register any trades that we make throughout the simulation by changing investors using this drop-down box we can allow multiple people to play the simulation using the same computer below the status window is our advisor window where we can read advice as we play the simulation beneath that is our application menu where we can go back to the setup area to say resume or quit a simulation change the time Advanced Settings review the help and software user guide or click the performance button for a detailed performance report the orange buttons at the bottom allow us to navigate through the simulation and the blue time advanced button allows us to advance time manually by clicking the button when we begin the simulation we are on the you status area here we can see our net worth visually broken down into assets minus liabilities as well as our gain loss and ROI or return on investment we can review our portfolio ROI


move on to our investments through the details of all the investments we've made and the results of those investments whether we've made money or lost money and so on we can review liabilities under liabilities we can review the money we've borrowed in terms of mortgages or personal loans and we can visit the boro area which is the bank to request a loan or a mortgage at any time moving on to the investors button we can review the status of all investors and compare performance by net worth gain loss and return on investment we can review the net worth chart comparing the performance of all investors and the details for each investor under markets we can watch television reports about news releases news articles and economic performance we can see the investment markets and look at all investments made for each type of investment market let's move on to the economy go venture investment uses real economic data gathered over the past 50 years in North America this data is what drives the value of all the investments stocks bonds mutual funds real estate gold to help the learner understand the direction of the economy for common economic indicators are provided this includes economic growth inflation


unemployment and the prime rate which affects interest rates throughout the simulation and of course we have our investment area here we can invest in stocks bonds mutual funds real estate and gold let's have a look at each one more closely starting with stocks with stocks we have ten stocks or companies to choose from each company represents a different industry segments such as global transportation biotech financial services and so on we can review news and events related to each of the stocks


we can review the background information on each of the companies behind the stocks including summary paragraphs or detailed listings and background information we can also view a price chart to see the historical performance of each of the companies and their stock


to purchase stock we simply choose our action whether buy or sell the stock itself and the number of shares we wish to purchase and we can make the trade we are also charged to broker fee with each trade similarly in the bonds area we can review the various types of bonds that are available including the rating coupon rate maturity asking price and their yield to maturity we can review news and events related to the bonds and price charts and again to purchase bonds we simply use the action and the bond choice and the number of units we wish to purchase with mutual funds we can review the various types of you chill funds this includes bond funds blend funds stock index funds growth funds and so on the most common groupings that we see in mutual fund categories and again we can buy units of each type of fund that we choose with real estate we can view various properties that are available for sale some are land some are resonance housing retail and office buildings and so on there are only limited number of properties available so other investors choose to purchase those properties that limits our choices we can view the details of each property


which includes their zoning the asking price the units occupied taxes and so on and we can buy each property if the loan option has been turned on in the simulation we also provided the opportunity to take out a mortgage on the property


finally we have precious metals in this case gold and we can purchase gold by the fraction of an ounce and hopefully its price will increase as we move along and time once we've made our investments we can review the market information our performance and so on and come back and make other investments we can move our money in and out of each investment option and so on finally at any time during the simulation we can visit the performance area here we can view a detailed performance report on any investor including the computer traders


performance report includes details on the simulation itself us as our investor the investments we've made in stocks bonds mutual funds real estate goals performance on each investment our return on investment overall gain and so on and finally of course our net worth which is used to ultimately determine our performance in the simulation and we can use that net worth total to compare with others and have competitions as well this concludes our go venture investment demonstration we hope you enjoyed it