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Welcome to the GoVenture Stock Market demonstration.
GoVenture Stock Market is a unique software program designed to help youth and adults learn about the stock market in a fun and educational manner. Let’s have a look! GoVenture Stock Market’s stock market itself is actually simulated using 10 fictitious companies simulating the stock market. Our companies offer several benefits for both learner and instructors. These include: flexible scheduling where you can start and stop a simulation at any time and play an entire simulation within a matter of a few hours. The simple interface and limited number of companies is designed to educate and not overwhelm learners with too many options, too many stocks, and too much research information. And finally you can experience economic cycles which is not possible with other stock market games that are based on the real stock market and run for a limited amount of weeks.
We can choose to start a new stock market simulation or resume an existing simulation we previously saved. Let's start a new simulation!
GoVenture Stock Market allows us to play on a single computer with one or more trading accounts or we can connect multiple computers together, up to 16 to have individual players compete with one another.
Starting GoVenture Stock Market is simple! We start by creating accounts under your name, the amount of starting cash, and creating that account. We can choose computer traders such as random traders and perhaps give the computer trader the same amount of money. The Random trader makes random decisions while market trader follows markets and events.
Time in GoVenture Stock Market advances in one week increments. We can advance manually by clicking a button or automatically where time will advance based on the setting that we choose. Let’s choose manually!
GoVenture Stock Market uses a simulated environment. You can actually play up to 10 virtual years which allows us to experience economic cycles which is not possible with other stock market games that are based on the real stock market. And that’s it! We’re ready to start our simulation! When we first start we’re given a quick overview of the interface. In the upper right area is our account window. In the lower right, our adviser window where we get advice along the way. We navigate using the four main areas of the simulation and we can make a trade using the buttons in the lower left and at the top we see the standard Stock Ticker. We start GoVenture Stock Market. In the company’s area here we can read about each of the companies. There are 10 companies each representing a different industry segment. For example: air rail is transportation, bio tom is a biotech company and they can make financial services and so on. We can read their details here.
We can view the stock market itself here. We can see the 10 stocks in which we can choose. We can also see a GoVenture market index which is a market index based on those ten stocks. As trades happen they will appear here, whether it’s our trades or that of the computer traders. In the left area we can see our event window. As the stock market progresses we will see vents that relate to the economy and to the company specifically. There are three types of events: general news events that tell us about the economy, world news events, and press releases which are put out by the individual companies on the market. Finally there are rumors which can choose to ignore or follow at our own risk of course.
Lets make a trade, I’m going to buy pre-owned 75 shares. We purchased 75 shares of pre-owned, we can also review the stocks area where we can review details of each of the stocks our account, and where we can see all the trades that we’ve made and how well we’ve done with each trade. So, now the objective for growing your stock market is for us to make trades and advance the clock by clicking this button or as I mentioned previously we can advance automatically. Every time we advance a new event comes up, more stocks are purchased and sold and so on. At any time to review our performance we can go to the performance area and here we can see a detailed report on our performance including a final score which makes it very easy to compare performance and so on!