virtual stock trading

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A computerized method of executing asset transactions, typically via the Internet, that a financial market trader can use to practice their investing or trading techniques without using any form of real money and thus eliminating all financial risks that may result from their trading decisions. Virtual trading has been made much easier in recent years thanks to the growing availability of online trading brokers and software that can be readily downloaded from the Internet. One of the main uses of virtual trading is in allowing novice and professional traders to test out new trading ideas and strategies, without having any risk of loss and while still providing them with the information needed to refine their trading plans, styles and techniques.
Additionally, virtual trading is often used by professionals to test an online broker's execution service and trading platform before opening an account. also called Virtual Trading.

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