Experienced Levels Coming Soon

Next Version of Stock Market Gamification App is Coming Soon.

It will complete the Experienced Level and mainly Covers :

  • How to do a basic evaluation of a Business
  • Institutional Money Managers and challenges they face
  • What it is to be an Individual Investor
  • Basic Investment Guidelines for Individual Investor
  • Efficient Market Theory (EMT)
    • Opinion about EMT in Academia & Real World
    • Fallacy of EMT
    • EMT to Behavioral Economics
  • Value Investing
    • Introduction to Value Investing
    • Concept of Mr. Market
    • Basic Tenets of Value Investing
    • Attributes of a Value Investor
    • How Value Investing behaves in
      • A Bull Market
      • A Bear Market
  • Concept of Moat
    • Things that constitutes Moat
    • Role of Moat in evaluating a Business
    • Dangers to the Moat
  • Health Check of a business through important numbers
  • Concepts of “Intrinsic Value” & “Margin of Safety”
  • Importance of the Management for a Business.

Overall this level will take you from Knowledge to Basic Strategy.

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Stock Market Gamification Next Version Coming Soon

Next Version of Stock Market Gamification is Coming on 3-Feb-2017

It will complete the Intermediate Level and mainly Covers :

  • Aspects of a Business
  • Stocks versus Bonds
  • Types of Stocks
  • Dividend & its impact on Business
  • Stock Market Enablers
  • Investment Advisor versus Stockbroker
  • Events like Stock-Split,Bonus Issues & Buyback and their impact on stock.
  • Mutual Funds
  • Basics of Derivatives

Here is some preview :

*Images from Stock Market Gamification App

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Stock Market Gamification Version 3.0.1

Stock Market Gamification Version 3.0.1 Available Now

What’s New in Version 3.0.1

More Enjoyable Learning: Now learning is more enjoyable through explanations in easy language with graphics.

• Visual improvements along with better performance.

• It’s lot easier now to send your Feedback and to Rate and Share the App.

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It has got explanations in 6 Levels now and work is in progress for next levels.

Keep sending your valuable feedback and do rate it in Play Store if you like it.

Stock Market Gamification – Android Apps on Google Play

Mistakes : The learning opportunities

One thing that is very essential to have success in any endeavor is Mistakes.

There is a saying that:

“The Person Who Never Makes a Mistake Will Never Make Anything”

Mistakes presents the best learning opportunities and they provide the essential feedback mechanism to improve any system or strategy.

When mistakes are incorporated in any strategy as a feedback mechanism they minimizes the chances of the same mistakes again.

The key is, to never hesitate to do anything because of the fear of mistakes and the rule is to never repeat the same mistake.

If we fail faster, we’ll succeed sooner.

–Tom Peters

All the Masters in their respective fields do make mistakes and in fact they make BIG and a diverse range of mistakes and they keep learning from those mistakes that helps them to be the master of their trade.

Mistakes are inevitable, be it the legendary athlete like Michael Jordan

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan

Or,

from the realm of investing “The Oracle of Omaha” the great Warren Buffet himself.

Buffet invested in early 1990′s in a shoe company called Dexter Shoes after analyzing the competitive advantage (“Moat” as Buffet calls it) of the company at that time.

But, as it turns out, the company lost its competitive advantage in subsequent years and eventually proved to be a bad investment amounting to the loss of whopping $3.5 Billion.

Was it disappointing for him ?

Certainly …. Yes

Did that deter him from his core value investing approach ?

Definitely …. No

Actually, it only helped him to strengthen his approach by learning from his mistakes and to apply more diligence in subsequent endeavors.

In his own words:

“Dexter is the worst deal that I’ve made. But I’ll make more mistakes in the future – you can bet on that.”

Like all the other masters, he is never shy of making more mistakes because he knows the importance of mistakes and the invaluable learning from them in the process of success.

In order to succeed, we too need to embrace mistakes as inevitable part of life and do the necessary course correction.

Skilled Level Available Now

In Skilled Level terms and concepts related to Brokerage firms and Investment Advisors are being introduced.
Main things covered are :
  • What are Brokerage Firms.
  • Difference between Discount Brokerage and Commission based brokerage.
  • Concept of Investment Advisors.
  • Stockbroker’s general characteristics and how they are different from Investment Advisors.
  • Concept of Margin and risks associated with it.

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Bears Bulls and Pigs

“Bears make money Bulls make money Pigs get slaughtered

This is very apt in context of the Stock Market.

Let’s see how it works :

Bears represents people who have a very cautious notions about the future of Stock Market.And there is nothing wrong about it and it actually helps them make money in their own cautious way.

When a price rises too much the cautious nature of a Bear helps him to control his Greed and he is ready to sacrifice an apparent chance of further profit for the security of his principal and gets satisfied with his profit which anyways is more than he was targeting.

Bulls represents people who have a very aggressive and positive notion about Stock Market and that too is not a bad thing either and they make money in their own aggressive way with a strategy.

Most of the times they have a tested strategy and they too like Bear are cautious with a difference that they are ready to put their money with calculated risks.

Bulls are generally first to get into the bandwagon during the initial phases of a price rise and many times they start selling parts of their investment to reduce the risk once price start rising further.

Now when the story of price rise starts making rounds in financial world and herds of experts start giving their own reasons that justify the price rise and giving further positive outlook towards the stock making it look more attractive.

Now comes the another species in the picture the Pig and that is the one that buys that story of still untapped potential of the stock with an inevitable price rise that is going to happen very soon.

Afraid to lose an opportunity and getting assurances from so many expert voices.They start buying believing ‘no price is too high’ for such an opportunity.

This is the time when most of the Bears and Bulls are already out and there is an abundance of Pigs which are waiting for many more Pigs which will bring them a handsome financial reward.

Does that dream comes true ?

You know how it turns out…..right

What happens in reality is somewhat different and it’s nothing short of slaughtering.

We’ll explore more …. Stay Tuned.