Instructions and Help

The idea of the game.

The idea of the game is to earn as much virtual money as you can. You have a virtual balance of £100,000 to invest in a collection of FTSE100 companies. Remember - the money isn't real, it's just a game!

Portfolio

Your Portfolio is made up from 5 different sector groups. In each group, you have the virtual cash of £20,000 to invest.

You can change the company within any of the 5 groups, but you can only do this once per day. You can change it at any time in the day, or leave it until another day if you prefer

You can only have shares in 1 company from each group, so if you want to change one of the companies, the stock you hold is sold at the current price, and then whole shares are purchased in the new company. You can only have whole shares in a company, so any cash left over after the purchase of the new shares is lost. Think of it as a broker's fee!!

No prizes are given, just the honour and the admiration of being in the top 5 competitors.

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How to play

  • Sign-up for an account. You will be sent an email to confirm your email address is valid. Click on the link in the email to verify your address. Note: You will not be able to trade until your email address has been verified.
  • Login with your details. Your portfolio will be displayed. For each company, the buy price and original value of the shares are displayed. Also the current value of the stock, and the difference between the two, so you can see if the stock you hold has gone up or down for each company. The total of your portfolio is also displayed. Remember, it started at a virtual £100,000 !!!
  • The price of the shares are updated from the FTSE100 index each hour between 8:15am through to 5:15pm Monday to Friday.
  • Detailed information about the shareprice for any of the companies is available by clicking on the info icon next to the company name.
  • Each day decide if you want to stick with the shares you virtually own or if you want to sell them
  • If you want to buy shares in a different company, click on the Sell/Buy Shares button in the menu.
  • Select the company in one or more of the categories. Remember, you can only change company in a category once a day, but you don't have to change all categories.
  • If you want more details and trends of the company stock, click on the company name to open up a window from shareprices.com & londonstockexchange.com or you can search the web for more information.
  • Remember, you can only buy whole shares, so any cash left over after your purchase will be lost.
  • Also remember, this is a game, it is only meant to entertain. If it stops being fun, then stop playing it!
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