Stock-Trak’s Virtual Trading Applications Reach 5,000,000 Lifetime Users
Stock-Trak’s Contribution to Financial Literacy: Over 5 Million Served
“I have been working since 1990 to bring excitement to the classroom, to increase students’ confidence in their understanding of the stock market, and to encourage them to start investing so they can get a head start in building their personal wealth,” says Mark T. Brookshire, Founder and CEO of Stock-Trak. “I am very happy that we are now reaching over 500,000 students a year, and at the current growth rate I expect Stock-Trak to hit the 10,000,000 lifetime user mark in the next 5 years."
Stock-Trak, Inc., a leading provider of virtual stock market trading applications for the education market, is proud to announce it has reached a major milestone in its commitment to financial literacy. As of this semester, Stock-Trak has now helped over 5 million students learn about the stock market and portfolio management through the use one of its stock market simulations.
Stock-Trak provides portfolio simulations, stock market games, and stock market challenges through its own virtual trading websites and through the customized sites it builds for university trading rooms and corporate clients.
Stock-Trak was founded in 1990 by Mark T. Brookshire shortly after graduating from Georgia Tech with a Masters in Management. Disappointed that his graduate level Investments class did not involve any real-world portfolio management exposure, Mark spent over a year developing one of the first virtual trading applications for university business students. A year after he graduated, he went back to his Investments professor with his Stock-Trak application. Since this was before the internet, students traded U.S. stocks, options and mutual funds at end of day prices by calling a toll-free number and speaking to a live agent.
From those humble beginnings, Stock-Trak now offers a variety of real-time, streaming, virtual trading applications that include stocks, bonds, options, futures, forex, commodities, and mutual funds from over 50 global exchanges. Stock-Trak’s currently provides the virtual trading application for over 60 websites with a wide range of users including:
- Elementary, middle, and high school students
- University finance classes and trading rooms
- Educational financial websites
- Banks and brokerages
For the elementary, middle and high school markets, Stock-Trak’s www.HowTheMarketWorks.com, www.NationalSMS.com and other economic education partner sites were used by over 500,000 students in the last 12 months.
For the college and university markets, over 1,000 professors and their 60,000 students (including 80% of the top business schools) use www.StockTrak.com each year in their Investments, Portfolio Management, Futures and Options, and Personal Finance classes. In addition, Stock-Trak provides university-branded virtual trading websites for larger universities with trading rooms or finance labs. StockTrak.com also caters to individual investors and offers them the same opportunities to learn about trading regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in a class.
The key to Stock-Trak’s longevity has been the focus on innovation, customer service, and accuracy. Stock-Trak websites allow teachers and professors to create customized virtual trading competitions for their classes AND monitor the performance of their students’ accounts. With live support during market hours, teachers and professors know that if they can’t answer one of their student’s questions, the Stock-Trak team is standing by to provide help.
About Stock-Trak, Inc. Stock-Trak Inc. is a leading provider of stock market simulations, stock market games and stock trading contests for the high school, university, corporate and consumer markets. Its family of virtual trading and stock market education sites (StockTrak.com, HowTheMarketWorks.com, NationalSMS.com, Investing101.net, Virtual-Stock-Exchange.com, and Sanebull.com) helps hundreds of thousands of students and adults each year learn how the stock market works and become more confident in their investing decisions. Stock-Trak’s robust virtual trading platform can also be customized to meet the needs of banks, brokerages, media companies, and other financial websites to enable them to offer their clients a virtual stock trading experience. Founded in 1990, our virtual trading platforms and websites have helped over 5,000,000 individuals learn about the markets and practice their trading skills.
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