For people who want to learn the basic financial skills, we developed CASHFLOW 101. We recommend playing it at least six to twelve times. By playing 101 repeatedly, you begin to understand the basics of fundamental investment analysis. After playing 101 and gaining an understanding of the financial skills it teaches, you may want to move on to playing CASHFLOW202. The advanced game uses the very same game board as 101, but it goes to another level, using a different set of cards and scoring sheets. In 202, you begin to learn the complex skills and vocabulary of technical trading. You learn to use trading techniques such as short selling, which is selling shares you do not own, in anticipation of the price coming down. You also learn to use call options, put options, and straddles. All of these are very sophisticated trading techniques, which all qualified investors need to know. The best thing about these games is that you learn by playing and using play money. That same education in the real world could be very expensive.
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