Test the waters and see how well you can time the market.
Buying and selling
The rules are simple. Press start, and the market ticker will show you how prices are moving. You'll start off holding cash and when you're ready to enter the market, click the "buy" button. When you want to exit the market, click the "sell" button. You'll have 2 minutes to test your skills.
We'll provide you with a few points of reference - the stock's index level, its price relative to its earnings (showing how cheap/expensive the market is), as well as how much money you've made relative to a buy-and-hold-investor.
Daily swings in the market are a normal part of investing, but certain events can cause more volatility than others. When a "market event" pops up, it's up to you to decide whether it's better to exit the market or stay invested.