Speculator: The Stock Trading Simulation 1.10

Type: Shareware
Cost: $19.94
Size: 2.77 MB
Release date: Oct 15 2016
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  http://www.roninsoft.com
Publisher’s Product Page:  http://www.roninsoft.com/speculator.htm
Country: United States of America


Speculator: The Stock Trading Simulation

Created by a Harvard lawyer/CPA/investor, Speculator is a uniquely sophisticated and realistic trading simulation/game that lets you have fun trading stocks and bonds (including convertible bonds), put and call options, and commodity futures.

(Caution: Highly addictive. You may also grow rather nervous as you await your main stock’s next quarterly earnings report!)

Learn by doing, in this simulation of the world economy and Wall Street, in which 2 to 10 players (human and computer) compete, trying to grow their $100,000 inheritances into an ample retirement fund by game’s end. Days and months pass by as a ‘live’ simulated stock ticker and a news headline ticker run constantly. Time stops when you halt the tickers or when important news announcements break in.

Everything happens in simulated financial markets and a world economy, all constantly changing. You can choose to trade any of 1000+ stocks and 15 funds (ETF’s), and can invest in government bonds, or in corporate bonds issued by some companies.

Once your net worth grows to $200,000, your broker will let you have a ‘margin account.’ At $300,000, you’re allowed to dabble in risky short selling of stocks; at $400,000, you will qualify to buy or sell options on any of the stocks in the simulation; at $500,000, you are considered to be sophisticated enough to speculate on highly leveraged (20-to-1) commodity futures on crude oil, gold, silver, wheat or corn, or Stock Index futures.

You can play at Level 1, where no taxes apply to your investment income or capital gains, or at higher levels in which you pay taxes. You can configure each game to play in U.S. dollars or one of 18 other currencies (Euro, Pound, etc.).

Many research tools are provided to help you analyze companies and the 70 industry groups in the simulation and learn how the economy and other factors such as commodity prices, tax rates and interest rates affect different industries (and the companies in them) and your investments.

DocPad 17.0

Type: Freeware
Cost: $0
Size: 8.96 MB
Release date: Jul 21 2016
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  http://www.Gammadyne.com
Publisher’s Product Page:  http://www.gammadyne.com/docpad.htm
Country: United States of America


DocPad

DocPad is a free alternative to Notepad. Although it fills the same role, plain text editing, it offers an arsenal of time-saving tools: block indent/unindent, bookmarking, case conversion, customizable toolbar, encoding conversion, file history, jump to line/offset, keyboard macros, print preview, search and replace, skinnable interface, spell checking, statistics, variable pitch font, and much more. It also includes a built-in calculator, calendar, and character map. DocPad is pure freeware, does not display advertisements, and does not install third party apps.

System Mechanic Free 16.1.0.42

Type: Freeware
Cost: $0
Size: 572.00 kB
Release date: Sep 16 2016
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  http://www.iolo.com
Publisher’s Product Page:  http://www.iolo.com/landing/smfree/
Country: United States of America


System Mechanic Free

System Mechanic Free keeps your PC running at peak performance and stability with advanced PC optimization, repair and maintenance features. Using 7 safe and effective tools, its exclusive patented technology fixes registry problems, defrags hard drives, cleans up junk files, accelerates downloads, boosts Windows speed and ensures maximum ongoing system stability. Consistently top-rated since 1998, this award-winning performance solution has been used to keep over 75 million PCs worldwide problem-free and running like new.
System Mechanic Free delivers essential features that automatically resolve errors, slowdowns and crashes:
– Registry Tuner: A safe, effective, and highly advanced problem solver and error repair tool, Registry Tuner can diagnose and resolve many common root causes of mysterious freezes, slowdowns, and crashes.
– Startup Optimizer: Automatically eliminates startup bottlenecks that can choke the life out of a PC and make Windows take ages to start. Supercharges boot-times and frees up resources for improved overall performance.
– Memory Mechanic: Reclaims system RAM orphaned by memory leaks and sloppy programs for improved system responsiveness. Optimizes and defragments memory for snappier programs, downloads, and gaming experience.
– PC Cleanup: Performs a system-wide scan for junk and obsolete files left over from messy apps and unexpected restarts. Safely cleans out hazardous system-clogging clutter that accumulates over time through everyday use.
– Drive Accelerator: Performs advanced hard drive defragmentation for accelerated Windows load times, program startup, and overall system speed.
– Shortcut Repair: Finds and automatically fixes broken or corrupted Windows shortcut icons that can represent the root of frustrating problems on an otherwise stable PC.
– Internet Connection Repair: Automatically heals broken and chronically unstable internet connections to get you back online and keep you connected when you most need to be.