Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category

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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Happy Holidays from UpDown!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Holiday Cheer on Wall Street!

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We hope that the cheer seen here on Wall Street reaches you, your family, and markets around the world this holiday season. May we all look forward to a very happy (and profitable) 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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UpDown on

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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Lifting the Short-Selling Ban

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

We want to let everyone know that we are working on lifting the short-selling ban right now. You will be able to sell-short as you please starting at market open tomorrow. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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Democrats vs. Repulicans – Who Are the Better Investors

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

With the election season upon us, we thought it would be fun to form online investment groups for Democrats and Republicans to see who the better investors are. The intention of the groups is to invest a portfolio according to the principles and policies of each party, and see which ends up with higher return.

So far the Republicans are up slightly. The race is as tight as Obama vs. McCain.

If you’re interested in joining, follow these links for the groups:

Demoratic Party Investing Group

Republican Party Investing Group

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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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The Fall Contest Has Begun!

Monday, September 15th, 2008

What a day to start the contest! As dark as today was for Wall Street, there were many great investors who still found a way to make a lot of money. Here are the students who best navigated this stormy day:

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Black Monday

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Lehman is bankrupt. Merrill is sold. What’s next? Check out the front page of The Wall Street Journal, if you haven’t done so already, to stay updated on everything happening on this most anxious of Monday mornings as the US financial system is “shaken to its core.”

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