mock trading sites

Discussion in 'Trading' started by jkh2007, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. jkh2007


    Hello, looking for a decent mock trading site that will allow me to

    1) both buy and short
    2) choose from a generous selection of stocks
    3) "play" anytime/day I want

    Basically, a simulation that is as close to the real thing as possible. I've been involved with ones a long time ago that limited the types of orders you could make, the stocks you could order into, and the period with which you could play.
  2. jkh2007


    no suggestions?
  3. Send TudorJones a PM, he's even gone as far as to set up an entire paper fund.

    I imagine he could offer some insight to what you're looking for.

    Registering is painless and they never spam you.

    Best paper trading site I know of.

    Look me (NoProblem) up when you get there!
  5. nexx


    Paper trading sites that i have seen are (Dont like it to much because its more of a game/competition feel like if you dont want to participate in the competition its still right there in your face ever time you go to the site. and you cant set your start amount) (This one is ok you can set your start amount but the commission of $19.99 sucks big time) (My favorite since you can set your start amount and the commission you pay, And its a very clean looking site even the over view of your portfolio looks good.)
  6. i use thinkorswim paper money. if you go this route, make sure you have a real-time quote feed from some place else. i use quotetracker for quotes.
  7. is legit - great for competition as aforementioned. is decent - again, competition based.
  8. Mschlau


    This response confuses me. Do you mean to imply that thinkorswim gives delayed prices on the market (presumably 20 minutes) but you go out and find reali time data on which to base your decisions? What would be the point of doing that? you'd just be cheating yourself! I'm sorry if I'm absolutey wrong here and just misunderstood your post.

    Oh, also, is a paper trading site. Lets you choose starting value and commission rates. You can also run three different accounts at once. Problem is the data feed is delayed. So if you are going to use it you need to isolate yourself from real market data which can be difficult.
  9. nexx


    If you just want to paper trade for like say 3-6 months or so dont you need a have a funded account to paper trade on the ThinkorSwim platform?
  10. jkh2007


    sorry for late reply but thankyou for all the suggestions... ill start with updown for now :)
    #10     Mar 19, 2008