This software is a financial and stock market simulation game that offers a dynamic environment for trading, investing, and strategic maneuvers. With the latest update, it now includes futures and options trading, interest rate swaps, and trading of ETFs.
You can play this game with up to five players, and the computer is one of them. In total, there are 1590 companies in 70 industry groups that you can invest in or take over and manage. Once you are in control of a company, you can use all the tricks of a real Wall Street corporate raider to expand your empire, including hostile takeovers, greenmail, LBOs, IPOs, and junk bond financing. You can also explore other options such as mergers, restructurings, antitrust lawsuits, put and call options, and commodities.
In your quest for wealth, you can configure the game with any currency, including the Almighty Dollar, Yen, Pound, or Euro. The game is played in real-time against a live stock ticker tape, scrolling financial news tape, and a constantly shifting economic and political environment. You need to make speedy decisions as you cope and try to keep your company's earnings on an upward track or, at the very least, stay out of Bankruptcy Court!
Investor's Business Daily described the game as an imaginative and stimulating simulation while leading computer columnists wrote that it's an opportunity to learn about stocks, mergers, takeovers, and the general world of finance while having a 'whacking good time.'
Version 9.75: New Advanced Options Trading Station simplifies creation of complex options strategies, plus an "auto-trade" feature to automatically set up any of 10 such strategies used by professional traders; added commodity price and interest rate price alerts users can set; now can set maturity date of bonds