This is the first time that Wall Street Raider has made it possible for a player to buy stocks or other assets directly from another player or from a company controlled by another player, other than by tender offers in hostile mergers.
Even if you fall afoul of the law, you may make so much money trading off the insider tips that you can afford to pay the fine, like so many real corporate raiders and stock manipulators.
Currency exchange rates fluctuate rapidly, as world economic changes occur. A bond futures contract can be held until maturity, and it can also be closed out before the maturity date. April 1, Major release A new "Cheat Menu" has been added.
Thus on the delivery date, the amount exchanged is not the specified price on the contract but the spot value since any gain or loss has already been previously settled by marking to market. We should have done more testing of those two recent releases.
Now the single contract limit is the lesser ofmillion billion or times net worth, with an overall net long or net short position limit of x net worth for players, or to x net worth for a corporation, depending on the Difficulty Level at which you are playing times the Difficulty Level, times net worth, but not more than times net worth.
We define the forward price to be the strike K such that the contract has 0 value at the present time. However, if you have no line of credit, you may want to turn the "sweep" setting off, in order to keep some cash in your account to pay expenses that you incur.
As you get richer, the counterparties will become smarter and warier of dealing with a slick speculator like you, with a reputation for winning every futures trade. Interest rates paid by banks, while fluctuating, were the same for all banks in prior versions.
Now, when "looking under the hood" to see which entities have positions in commodity futures, physical commodities, interest rate swaps, or options, you are given the choice of viewing such positions for all entitities as in prior versions or viewing a list that only shows positions of yours or companies that you control.
Then if interest rates rise in the future, the value of the future will fall as it is linked to the underlying asset, bond pricesand hence a profit can be made when closing out of the future i. If a corporate bond is issued at a discountthis means investors can purchase the bond below its par value.
The simulation has been modified so that uncontrolled by human players companies will now randomly list offers to sell stock or business assets when their credit is too bad to borrow and they are experiencing a cash crunch. Players often like to do quick calculations in their heads, but that can often be difficult when computing per-share items, especially when the number of shares a company has outstanding is something like Calculating Price The price of a zero coupon bond can be calculated as: Check below, to determine if an update has been issued since the version you currently have.
The seller can choose to deliver a variety of bonds to the buyer that fit the definitions laid out in the contract. Price and yield will always be in an inversely correlated relationship. All corporations except for banks and insurance companies may now acquire and hold any of those commodities incurring storage and insurance costs while they are held.
These securities add a powerful new tool, usable in many creative ways, to your arsenal of investment strategies. However, many of the changes in this version, designed to keep things more realistic, should make it much harder for players to ever generate wealth in such fantastic amounts.
In the case of notes and bonds this means the trader could potentially take delivery of a bunch of bonds if the contract is not cash settled. Thus, if you want a company to hedge or speculate in commodities, or close an existing position, you must now actively initiate the transaction.
In case of loss or if the value of the initial margin is being eroded, the broker will make a margin call in order to restore the amount of initial margin available. Futures Commission Merchants are responsible for overseeing customer margin accounts.
A futures contract might also opt to settle against an index based on trade in a related spot market. In addition, we have made the size of individual futures contracts the same as the contracts actually traded on major U.
Bond futures are standardized and liquid financial products which are traded on an exchange. Under the alternate version, as in the "shareware" version, each human player's turn lasts for exactly one month, in which the player can do up to 10 transactions.
Here, the forward price represents the expected future value of the underlying discounted at the risk free rate —as any deviation from the theoretical price will afford investors a riskless profit opportunity and should be arbitraged away.
In prior versions, we felt that bank stocks tended to sell at high multiples of net worth like 10 or 12 and often traded at 30 to 35 P: But if you later cease to be the CEO, its status will become the same as your global AutoPilot setting.
In both cases it is highly secret information that will be leaked to you, long before the Street knows about it. The investors earn a return in the form of coupon payments made annually or semi-annually throughout the life of the bond. A "Who Owns What.
This release is file-compatible with files saved by earlier Versions 6. If a buyer chooses to buy only part of an offering of stock or business assets, the rest of the offer remains in effect. It is now easier cheaper to start up a new company.
NEW STOCK TRADING GAME! We have recently released Speculator: The Stock Market Simulation, a "spin-off" from Wall Street Raider, but where you are not a billionaire tycoon who can influence or manipulate stock prices, but just a small, middle-class investor with a $, inheritance to invest or speculate with.
As such, we think you will find it a lot more challenging than Wall Street Raider. Interest is the rent paid on a loan. A bond is the securitized form of a loan.
There exist coupon paying bonds and zero-coupon bonds. The latter are also called discount bonds.
Interest rates and bond prices depend on their maturity. The term structure is the function that maps the maturity to the corresponding interest rate or bond price.
Bond Derivatives. Objective. This course is a detailed overview of the government bond derivatives market focusing on bond futures, Swapnote® futures and the relationship with bond. 1) A par value bond, A, with a year-to-maturity and a 12% coupon rate.
2) A zero-coupon bond, B, with a year-to-maturity and a 12% yield-to-maturity. For example, a futures on a zero coupon bond will have a futures price lower than the forward price. This is called the futures "convexity correction." Thus, assuming constant rates, Futures, Interest Rate Swaps, and Mortgage Securities.
Boston: Harvard Business School Press. For zero-coupon bonds like a T-bill, a forward contract has one party agreeing to buy the T-bill at a later date, but before its maturity, at a price that is agreed to at the time the contract is.Futures contract and zero coupon bond rate