Best brokers game


It's the perfect simulator for newbies and seasoned traders. If you think a move is risky, try it out before going through with the real thing. There's also an integrated news reader, so you can keep current on all the market happenings.

SigFig is a full-featured investment tracking app that helps you manage your portfolio, while offering free analysis to help you create a personalized investment strategy. Your information is fully protected and encrypted, as well, so you can invest with confidence knowing it's secure.

TD Ameritrade is for the investor on the go. It lets you stay up to date on your account wherever you may roam. You get access to essential information, like equity and options trading, streaming quotes, real-time balances and positions, fund transfers, and more. You'll be able to follow the market with price alerts, charts, and up-to-the-minute news.

There's even a Today view widget for iPhone, so that you can multitask and have everything you need at the ready. You can perform involved account management tasks from wherever you are; TD Ameritrade lets you deposit checks right on your iPhone, see your balance in real time, view your transaction history, transfer cash, and much more.

If you need a mobile trading solution that's almost as full-featured as a desktop version, this is the app you want to go with. CNBC is your portal to all the financial news you need on a day-to-day basis. You can get real-time stock market quotes, as well as information about the global market.

You can track your stocks in customizable Watchlists, which you can view on any mobile device and even on your desktop. You'll get breaking news alerts for the things that matter most to you, and you can even view premarket and after-hours trading data with interactive charts and customizable timeframes.

Young Money Magazine's stock exchange game is easy to learn but also fairly realistic, which is a hard balance to strike. Realistic aspects include a virtual commission that's taken out of each trade, adhering to market hours and rules about how you can invest. Unlike many investing games, trades are made at a real-time price. Learning aspects include convenient help icons on key terms and an intuitive tabbed interface.

Players can also create their own contests or join other user-made contests. MarketWatch will run this mock stock market contest for a total of four weeks, awarding the winner of each week with an iPad. It's on week three right now, but there's still time to get in on the competition for week four. You must have your selections picked before the week starts on Monday. The shares that you select are "purchased" at Monday's open and will "sell" automatically at Friday's close.

The catch is that all players can only use the 15 to 20 symbols selected for each week. The companies are selected by the game owner for companies that are projecting their earnings during each week.

Lining up picks is easy — players simply drag the company's logo to their trading card and designate if they want to sell short or go long. Although there are some pros playing, this game is especially manageable for beginners due to the limited stock options for each week. Like Young Money's game, UpDown has helpful icons that explain key terms for beginners. More comprehensive resources in the education center mercifully cover even the most basic of investing concepts. Community features, like the opportunity to collaborate with a group and to see the most-bought and most-sold stocks, are also helpful for beginners.

The "watch list" tool provides a convenient dashboard for monitoring potential picks. UpDown sponsors a monthly contest that rewards players who beat the market with real cash. Image courtesy of iStockphoto , H-Gall. We're using cookies to improve your experience. Click Here to find out more. Entertainment Like Follow Follow.