But don’t think of Tipping Monkey as entertainment only. It can also teach you about some of the more advanced trading options. For example, do you know the difference between a covered call and a naked put? Trust me, you don’t want to leave your puts naked (and I know a few regulators who might be interested if you did). Tipping Monkey allows you to try out these and other more sophisticated investment vehicles and techniques (leverage, short-selling, options and other derivatives) to see how they impact your portfolio’s performance.
And if you run a hedge fund on Tipping Monkey, others can invest their virtual money in your fund, which gets its own ticker symbol, quotes and charts. Don’t you just love the Internet!