CANWEST GLOBAL COM CL A CGS.A
9/12/2008 12:39:00 PM
TORONTO, Sep. 12, 2008 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX News Network) --
Over $150,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs as financialpost.com announced today
that when the markets open on September 15, 2008 so too will Canada's first ever real-
time stock market trading contest at stockstar.ca.
The four-month long game, presented by Canada's No.1 discount brokerage Credential
Direct, allows players to buy, trade, sell and invest in stocks in real-time and get portfolio
updates that mirror the beat of the market. Stock Star is powered by stock market
simulation software developed by Stock-Trak Group which also powers the popular
American game, Wall Street Survivor.
"We're thrilled to partner with financialpost.com to present this "first in Canada"
opportunity for investors to prove their stock star status at the pace of the markets," said
Lothar Fabian, Vice President, Credential Direct. "This is an excellent opportunity for
Canadians to experience the world of self-directed online trading. Investing novices can
learn about the markets without risking their own cash, and experienced traders can see
how their strategy stacks up against their peers."
"Players can research the markets, read journalist blogs and get industry analysis all
powered by financialpost.com, Canada's go-to site for breaking bus iness news and
financial data analysis," says Jonathan Harris, Vice-President of Digital Media at
National Post. "But, in the end, it's all about having fun - and competing for a chance to
win as much as $150,000 in cash and prizes."
Stock-Trak Group built the financialpost.com Stock Market Challenge to appeal to all
traders from novices to market savvy, experienced traders. Mark Wolinsky, EVP at
Stock-Trak says, "Unlike other fantasy stock market contests, the financialpost.com
Stock Market Challenge not only allows participants to compete for prizes, but to reach
out to one another and share trading ideas and tips through the online fo