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Editor's Desk: Think You're a Good Trader? Prove It

We're sponsoring a trading game, where you can show your trading chops -- and win some cash.

How would you like to prove your skill as a trader and win $5,000 at the same time?

You can do both by entering's

Trading Game.The Trading Game is something new for us and should soon become one of your favorite spots on the site. The scoreboard, which tracks participants' portfolios, will be updated daily, so you can easily see how badly you're drubbing your friends.

The rules of The Trading Game are fairly simple. Sign up and you'll receive a fantasy cash portfolio of $100,000. You'll have one week to buy and sell stocks, and the player with the highest return on his portfolio takes home the $5,000 first prize.

Thanks to our friends at, which is partnering with us on the contest, all trades will be real-time.

There are plenty of cash prizes to go around even if you don't win. The top 20 traders will split a total purse of $14,700, with the winners receiving a minimum of $350.

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But we are offering even more incentive to play. If you're one of the first 20 people to sign up, you'll receive a one-month free trial to Jim Cramer's ActionAlertsPlus!

The Trading Game begins Monday, Nov. 5 with a $250 entry fee.


here to register for the game and a shot at the $5,000 first prize.


David Morrow is editor-in-chief of In keeping with TSC's editorial policy, he doesn't own or short individual stocks, though he owns stock in He also doesn't invest in hedge funds or other private investment partnerships. He welcomes your feedback and invites you to send it to

David Morrow.