What is Investopedia?
Investopedia is one of the Internet’s largest sites devoted entirely to investing education. The site was started by Cory Janssen and Cory Wagner in June 1999 at the height of the internet stock boom as an unbiased source to learn about investing. Based in the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, the site has grown to become a well-respected source for financial information. In 2007, the site was purchased by U.S. publishing company Forbes, who sold it to ValueClick in 2010.
The website had its beginning as a financial dictionary, separating itself from other dictionaries by offering the “Investopedia Says” feature, a plain English interpretation of hard to understand terms and concepts. The site now averages over 2.5 million page views a month and is home to over 1,500 articles, 8,000 dictionary entries, and 750 pages of tutorials on nearly every aspect of finance and investing.
Along with educational content, Investopedia also offers interactive tools such as its popular stock market simulator, which allows individuals to set up a brokerage account with imaginary money and trade publicly traded stocks and options on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and other stock exchanges.
Investopedia also publishes upwards of 10 stock analysis pieces per day. These pieces are written by a number of different authors and offer analysis and buying advice on stocks from all sectors. In addition to this, Investopedia sometimes offers forex analysis, with pieces being published that analyze different aspects of the foreign exchange market.
How to join?
Just visit www.investopedia.com and put your cursor over simulator, then click games. It will then ask you to sign in or create an account. After this, click “Join Game” and search for FMASpring2012. Click join game and then enter Tippie (Be sure to capitalize T!) as the password. Then, trade away! The competition starts September 19th!
Top prize is $100, second is $50, and third is $25. This is a great way to learn about stocks/options as well as test your trading skills.
The Investopedia Simulator is a free stock market simulation where you can manage a fantasy portfolio. It’s a great way to learn to invest without risking your hard-earned money.