How to play SquareDAQ

The fundamental aim of SquareDAQ is a simple one. Purchase shares while they are undervalued so you can sell them for a profit when they reach their potential. But, share values will also fall so avoid the over-priced loss-making stocks.

Making sense of the numbers...
On each stock's profile page a whole host of figures are presented to you to help in determining a value for the stock.

Current Market Price
The large number in the centre is the stock's current market price. This figure shows the price of the last market transaction of the stock. Beside that is an indicator to show if the price has moved up, moved down or not changed today.

Last Close
Last Close is the price of the stock at the end of the previous trading day.
The +/- and +/- % figures show you how much a price has changed since Last Close. These figures are reset every day as the market opens.

High / Low
High and Low shows you the highest and lowest prices this stock has reached during its history.

Stock Value
The stock value is a way of showing each stock's real world performance. Every quarter year, each performer is reassessed and awarded a new stock value.

We can liken this to a real world company announcing their profits - if a company makes more/fewer profits than they did previously their price is likely to rise/fall respectively.

We can estimate the value of each share by taking the value and dividing it by the number of shares available.
In the example provided, this stock has a value of 2,713,636. Divided by 100,000 shares (current default amount available) we will get a value for each share.

2,713,636 overall value / 100,000 shares = 27.13 share value.

With the example price currently trading at 77.81 each we can see that this stock is presently extremely over priced. If I owned shares in this stock then now would be a good time to sell. And a bad time to buy if I didn't.

Of course, it wouldn't be a game if the market was as simple as that. There are many other factors to consider when weighing up a trade...

True value...
The true value of a stock is determined by the players. If a performer is 'hot' his or her stock might rise even when the value may reflect otherwise. You should draw upon all of your knowledge and experience of the industry when determining how much you are willing to pay for a share.