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Resources on how to invest, trade and use the EquitySim Platform

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Getting Started

What is a Stock?

What is a stock, and the stock market?
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How to make your First Trade

Step by step guide to placing your first trade
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How are prices determined in the simulation?

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How to Choose a Stock

How do you find the right investment for you?
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How to start testing multiple strategies

How to use the multiple portfolios feature
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How to Launch your first Portfolio

The first steps of learning portfolio management
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What is Portfolio Management Strategy?

How we define holding a portfolio of investments
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What is Diversification?

How to read and access your diversification score
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What are asset-classes?

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What is an ETF?

Detailed description of an ETF
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How to Build a Basic ETF Portfolio

How to build a starter portfolio with Basic ETFs
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What is a Bond?

Bonds are a very common security type to add to your portfolio. Bonds add stable return with low volatility. Learn how to trade them.
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How to Choose ETFs

Guidelines to getting started with trading stocks and ETFs.
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What is Industry Exposure?

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What is Geopolitical Exposure?

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How do I exchange currency?

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Active Trading vs Portfolio Management

Choosing a portfolio strategy that matches your investment goals.
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What are Trading Strategies?

Learn more about the different trading strategies within the "Rationale" screen.
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What is an Option?

Get introduced to the basics of trading options.
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How are Options priced in the simulation?

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What are some basic Financial Vocabulary?

General Finance Terms
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Ranking & Performance

How do I measure performance?

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What is the Combined Score?

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What is the Engagement Score?

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What is Return?

Examples and explanation for rate of return
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What is the Diversification Score?

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How do I read the Diversification Radar Chart?

Review how well you diversify your portfolio with respect to industry, geography, position and asset allocation.
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What is Industry Diversification?

Understanding industry diversification at a high level
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What is Geographical Diversification?

Understanding Geographical Diversification on a high level
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How do I measure risk?

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What is Volatility?

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What is Sharpe Ratio?

EquitySim’s ranking uses Sharpe ratio. But what is Sharpe Ratio?
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What is a good Sharpe Ratio?

What Sharpe Ratio should you aim for?
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How to Improve Sharpe Ratio

An in-depth look at Sharpe Ratio
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How do I compare my portfolio to the benchmark?

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What portfolio analytics are available?

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What are Public Portfolios?

Everything you need to know about public portfolios
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