The Hall of Fame honours New Zealand's best INVESTMENT GAME investors. To register your high scores click the Personal Reports feature at the end of the game, and tick the box "Publish my high scores on Investment online". Not only will you receive detailed investment report from Frank Newman, If your score registers as one of the top scores achieved it will appear in the Hall of Fame listing below. NOTE: Solo games and games that have changed the default assumptions will not appear in the Hall of Fame.
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|9 Ways to increase your score:
1. Read the rule book! It includes a whole lot of strategy and trading tips.
2. Use all of your Ask Frank opportunities. As a general rule those who do score well. Gain maximum advantage by taking that advice at critical moments in the game, like when market prices appear very low or high. If you are playing the game for the first time, use one of your Ask Frank options at the start of your first turn.
3. Use the Wild Cards, and use them wisely. For example, if you think shares are going to rise at the next change, buy them at the start of turn, them immediately use the Share Wild Card, to hopefully increase the value so you make a profit and other players miss out on the opportunity. If you hold derivatives, use the Wild Card (shares or money market) before you have to close out the contract. One tactic may be to Ask Frank, make a transaction, then use a Wild Card all in the same turn.
4. Opt into Kiwisaver. The dollar for dollar employer subsidy and $1,000 government kick-start make this a worthwhile investment.
5. Players with high salaries can make a lot of money buying staff shares (at a 50% discount to the market price). The entitlement to staff shares increases from 5000 shares to 15000 when a players salary is +$55,000. It's a good strategy to make it a goal to reach that $55,000 level early in the game so you can maximise the value of your paydays and staff share buying opportunities throughout the game.
6. On average, the best returns are being made from investing in shares but it is the most volatile so you need to pick your buying opportunities.
7. Take turns quickly. The faster you play, the more market prices change, and the greater the money making opportunities. Clock ticking sounds if players take more than 1 minute to complete their turn. This is a signal to get a hurry-along. Decide your next investment before your turn comes round. Good players takes less than 15 seconds to take their turn.
8. Try a one player game to become more familiar with the game and to test your skills against the markets. (One player games do not register on the Honours Board or Hall of Fame.)
9. Most players who lose money do so because they borrow heavily to buy property that subsequently falls in value. If you buy property with debt be very careful not to buy it at the top of a price cycle.
Happy investing - remember the more you play, the better your scores will become. We are seeing a significant increase in player IIQ the more they play, and a rapid increase after only a few games as players become more familiar with the way the investment game works.
The way you win in the investment game is exactly the same way you win in the real-life investment markets. This game is a simulation - it simulates reality. If you learn how to accumulate wealth in the investment game you will be able to do so in real life.
A simple investment strategy
This is what I suggest as an investment strategy.
#1. Get a good paying job. Do that by gaining an education (Massey University education credits in the game). That helps you gain a good paying job and promotions up the pay scale and the opportunity to buy more staff shares.
#2. Save as much as you can. Park those savings in the bank earning interest.
INVESTMENT allows you to use the very same strategies the
super-rich use to make money and accumulate wealth. So
which strategy is best? The answer to that is simple - it
all depends on the market conditions at the time, an
investors (players) attitude to risk, and their investment
knowledge. A strategy that works in one game, may not work
in another and there will be times when pursuing a higher
paying job and sitting on cash and waiting for
opportunities to appear is the best strategy.
best investment strategy is one tailored to the market
conditions at any one time. For example,