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YoungMoney Magazine Launches Stock Market Game Powered by

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Check out the story in the International Business Times today about YoungMoney magazine launching a stock market game powered by UpDown technology on their website. Both Michael, our CEO, and Ben Levy, YoungMoney’s CEO, are excited about the launch and are confident that it will increase engagement and financial literacy on YoungMoney’s site.

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Stay tuned for many more cool updates as we enter the new year!

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UpDown on (again)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Check out the “Virtual Ban, Real Problems” article on’s Marketbeat blog featuring and contributions from UpDown members NoProblem, ofekutd, magician24712, and Summer Student Contest Winner YowcephH!

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Check out the Stock Trading Meets Fantasy Football post on’s SciTechBlog about and how the financial crisis has inspired many people to develop their own investing skills on the site!

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Bailout Capitalism

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Just when we thought the government had said, “Enough is enough,” it goes and takes over AIG in an $85 billion bailout. What does this mean for our financial system and capitalism in general? To begin to answer this question, check out this discussion on “bailout capitalism” from Seeking Alpha.

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Article on Summer Contest Winner

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Check out the article in The Notre Dame Observer about the winner of The Summer 2008 $10,000 Student Contest, Notre Dame senior YowcephH.

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He has also jumped into second place in The Official UpDown Q3 2008 Contest. Do you think he can make it two-for-two?

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The Pickens Plan

Friday, August 15th, 2008

All of you have seen and heard about “The Pickens Plan” in the news, but do you know how to profit from it? Check out this interesting Seeking Alpha article on the work of Mr. Pickens and the following discussion on if it really will “save America.”

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Profiting from Real Estate?

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Check out this useful Seeking Alpha article to learn about real estate investment trusts (REIT’s) and how you can actually profit from something having to do with real estate in this market.

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Gamers Unite!

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

For the gamers in the Community, check out this Seeking Alpha article on the tremendous growth of the video game industry. Now, if anyone ever makes fun of you for playing video games, you can tell them that you are an important contributor to an explosive business that’s now worth over $18 billion.

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“The Bottom” Debate

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

A Seeking Alpha contributor wrote this morning that July 15th marked the end of the long bear market for financial stocks and “the beginning of the greatest financial stock bull market in our lifetime…”

Do you think he is right?

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Stocks for Students

Friday, July 18th, 2008

The summer is flying by and fall is just around the corner. Check out this article on Seeking Alpha to get a few ideas on how to profit from the upcoming back-to-school season.

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