View Full Version : Virtual Trading?

07-27-2005, 03:36 PM

Im looking for a good place to sign up for a virtual trading account. I would like to find a free one but dont mind paying some small ammount if I can find a good one.

I want to be able to sell short, do trailing stops, limit orders and all that good stuff.

Let me know if you have any suggestions!


07-27-2005, 03:50 PM
See the 2+2 Stock Trading Competition thread.

Dan setup a virtual competition that some of the members here are participating in, that uses the VSE on marketwatch.com.

07-27-2005, 05:03 PM
I didn't think MarketWatch allowed advanced trades and orders. Can you sell short on MW...and do trailing stops?

I didnt see any mention of it on their website but maybe I missed it! Guess I will sign up and see but let me know if anyone has any other recommendations.

Thanks again!

07-27-2005, 05:10 PM
www.marketocracy.com (http://www.marketocracy.com) lets you do short and limit orders.

07-28-2005, 01:24 AM
Yes it does but as far as I can tell you have to have a seperate fund for each...one for long positions and one for short positions.

Is there anything available thats just like a regular brokerage account?


07-28-2005, 11:39 AM
Marketocracy is setup to simulate the management of a mutual fund.

Most futures brokers offer play money accounts.

You can do a quick google search and find a few more stock simulators, but the most used have already been mentioned.