The first one is the stock market contest simulator from Market Watch. VSE (Virtual Stock Exchange) Market Watch lets you trade stocks in real time with your virtual portfolio. It has an extensive discussion group where you can discuss trading strategies with other traders. You are also able to create your own (private) game or join stock market games that are already running by others.
There's two difficulty levels: Normal and Advanced, although the only difference between these difficulty levels is that advanced mode allows you to place Limit and Stop Loss orders, as well as trading partial shares. If you decide to join a stock trading contest from Market Watch, choose an Advanced game, it's not 'more difficult', it just has more options.
All symbols can be traded, although you can also specify your own symbols as you can see in the 'Create a Game' screen below.
|Create a game screen from Market Watch stock market game.|
For more information, visit http://www.marketwatch.com/game/ to create your own game, or join VDM Trading's 2013 game below by simply clicking the JOIN NOW! button.
|Investopedia's stock market contest simulator supports options trading.|
|How The Market Works User Interface. HTMW also supports forex and penny stock trading!|