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 Wall Street Raider is a computer software game. Costs less than 20 Dollars. Fairly imaginative in including short sales, options, commodities, running ticker tape, ability spread rumors, inflict and defend lawsuits, mergers, greenmailers, LBOs. Changing economic scenarios, FED policies, ability to maneuver earnings of companies you control, multiple players possible, stock splits, changing banks, tax free liquidations, taxable liquidations, buying tax assessed loss making companies for reducing taxes, synthetic database of 1500 unique companies created each time you start the game with corporation names as colorful as JPM Wall Street et al make this a fairly educative widget to have.

Young minds at home curious enough to know what pa is doing but running out of questions will find this a good resource to cut their teeth on, acquire newer curiosities and one never knows if playing with hypothetical dollars a few beer and pizza challenges real life traders can achieve greater conceptual clarities of their own response mechanisms to various market stimuli.

Researching companies with certain attributes such as ROI > X or P/E <Y is possible too. Share buybacks, bond call-ins etc etc. much stuff loaded here.

You can download a trial version before purchasing.

I would recommend a good explore rating to this one, over any action thriller games or any other mumbo jumbo that our kids get exposed to on computers easily these days. Time for my 12 year old to inquire why should bonds go up if FED moves from a neutral to easy money policy.


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  1. Michael D. Jenkins, Esq. on October 11, 2013 2:36 pm

    I’m the author of Wall Street Raider, so thanks for the kind words about the simulation. I have placed a link to this post from the roninsoft web page listed above. W$R has gone through a great many improvements since 2011, including a “facelift” (see www.roninsoft.com/wsr_scrn.gif), so the main screen now includes streaming stock quotes for 15 stocks, and constantly updated interest rates for Long T-Bond, Short T-Bond, and Prime Rate, plus Global Stock Index and spot prices of crude oil, gold, silver, wheat, and corn, plus GDP growth rate and other features. The sim now allows futures trading in commodities and the Stock Index, as well as holding (storing) physical commodities, plus the ability to negotiate and enter into interest rate swap agreements on enormous notional amounts, if your company’s credit rating is adequate.

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