Trade Celebrities and Sports Stars Like Stocks

by Hank

   Have you ever wondered what Britney Spears and David Beckham are worth?  It’s not the millions of dollars that they earn in the recording studio or on the soccer field.  It’s actually £227.11 and £1.82, respectively (as of August 19, 2008).  Celebdaq and Sportsdaq are two fun games brought to us by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) in England.

   The whole world seems to be addicted to following the crazy exploits of celebrities and sports figures now a days.  We might as well have fun in a stock market type game with them as well.  Celebdaq and Sportsdaq are celebrity and sports stock exchange games.  Instead of shares in companies you buy shares in celebrities and sports figures.  Every day we count how much press coverage each celebrity gets. Then on Friday the shares you own will pay out a dividend, depending on how much press coverage those celebrities received. The more press coverage a celebrity receives, the more “money” you make.  Just like in the real stock market, share prices rise and fall as demand for them changes.  So, you can make “money” in the game by day-trading or buying low when demand for a specific sports star is low and selling high as the athlete gets more press coverage and the demand for them increases.

   The websites actually provide a wonderful example and lesson in how a stock market operates.  It is a real world example of the functions of supply and demand.  For example, I made a killing by buying shares in Michael Phelps’ stock before the Olympics began for £1.18 and sold the stock after he won his historic eight gold medals today for £7.48.  It was a no brainer.  I only wish that I was this psychic in my monetary investments.  Even though these games are valued in British pounds and have a lot of European celebrities, it is well worth your time to play.


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Mark Berger August 25, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Why not just trade real stocks with fake money for fun at Wall Street Survivor.

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