"Blue Horseshoe loves Anacott Steel." For those of you who do not know where this quote comes from, these are the words of Bud Fox in the feature film "Wall Street." The character, played by Charlie Sheen, is someone who lives, breathes and eats all things stock market. And sure, everyone he's around gets put in the slammer for insider trading, but that doesn't mean you have to do the same thing to get ahead. Take for instance, Ticker Quiz. It's a simple game that gamifies ticker symbols and company names for the budding stock market junkie.
If who want to learn something about trading, Ticker Quiz is a good place to start. The reason, and I'm not a professional trader, is that you want everything to be second nature to you when in the thick of it. Plus, it makes you feel smarter when you're reading the business section in the Sunday paper since it's laced with symbols and numbers that without a bit of knowledge look like something out of the "Matrix." (more...)