In the last week or so, the stock market has started to make it's comeback with almost a 20% increase. This is promising, and demonstrates the greatest gains in more than 70 years.
If you're weary of the stock market because of your lack of understanding in how it all works, you might be interested in trying your hand at investing in a no-risk situation. There are a number of fantasy stock market games available that give you play money to invest in a simulated stock market – to help you learn how to buy and sell stock in a safe virtual world.
Wall Street Survivor gives players $100,000 in play money to invest. They report stock prices in real time and have over 100,000 actively playing members. It's a true learning experience, complete with video tutorials for how to trade stocks, and late breaking news delivered to your desktop to keep you on top of changes in the market.
The game also allows you to set up private games with groups of people, clubs or organizations with a minimum of 10 people.
Wall Street Survivor is free to set up an account and play. However, if you make actual trades, you can join a contest that offers cash prizes.
There are a number of fantasy stock market games available for you to test your skills and improve your knowledge, here are a few more to get you started – find one that interests you and test it out before you try the real market: