While in Costa Rica earlier this year my Tico business friend was interested in my stock market journey.
In an attempt to convince him to participate I opened up a simulated account in Investopedia and bought a spread of stocks that were making the rounds at the time.
Investopedia gives you 1 million paper dollars and allows you to trade against the real market.
On March 2, 2020 I invested a little under $100,000 of the million in paper money.
I got distracted and my friend also did not show any more interest.
7 months has gone by.
I got to thinking, why don’t I see if my account still exists and what progress it has made?
I hope you will find the results interesting.
SYMBOL QTY TOTAL GAIN/LOSS AYX 169 - $4,988.88(-20.70%) DDOG 443 $25,911.07(129.98%) CRWD 288 $22,944.96(132.34%) ZM 130 $48,474.40(341.00%) OKTA 80 $7,120.80(68.44%) TTD 10 $2,609.70(88.31%) Total Portfolio Gain for 7 months March 2, 2020-Oct 2, 2020 $102,072.05 (**114.75%**)
That is doubling your money in 7 months without even looking at the portfolio.