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Hello friends, this is the place for discussion on the stock market for video game companies as well as companies that can significantly affect the videogame market (prospective competitors, parts manufacturers, dev tool creators, ...).

Post anything relevant to:

  • stock market fluctuations,
  • news feeds that detail events which can affect stock,
  • investors briefings,
  • your stock purchases and gains or losses,
  • your stock predictions,
  • understanding stocks, helping others trade, how to trade (the basics),
  • the VGStockz Market Simulator League.


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VG Stock Market - Main players & Concepts

Basics

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock

 

Stock Terms

Glossary: http://www.nasdaq.com/investing/glossary/

IPO: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initial_public_offering

Dividend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dividend

 

Term of the Day:

Feb [29 - Forward P/E] [20 - Law of Large Numbers] [19 - Cash Flow]

 

Here are some providers to monitor stocks (with example search on Nintendo):

Google finance: http://goo.gl/kEszS

Yahoo finance: http://goo.gl/6DRSe

 

Where to buy stocks

http://www.stocktrades.ca/

please suggest others for your countries

 

Basic stock tutorial

Please suggest

 

Main Players: Codenames & Markets

Japanese Devs:

Company Code Market
Nintendo 7974 TYO
  NTDOY PINK
Capcom 9697 TYO
  CCOEF PINK
Square-Enix 9684 TYO
  SQNXF PINK
Sega-Sammy 6460 TYO
  SGAMY PINK
Konami 9766 TYO
  KNM NYSE
Namco-Bandai 7832 TYO
  NCBDF PINK

 

Western Devs:

Company Code Market
Activision-Blizzard ATVI NASDAQ
Take Two TTWO NASDAQ
Electronic Arts EA NASDAQ
Ubisoft UBI EPA
THQ THQI NASDAQ

 

Emerging Developers:

Company Code Market
Zynga ZNGA NASDAQ

 

Multi-Disciplinary Corporations:

Company Code Market
Sony 6758 TYO
  SNE NYSE
Microsoft MSFT NASDAQ
Google GOOG NASDAQ
Apple AAPL NASDAQ
Coinstar CSTR NASDAQ

 

More concepts:

ADR (American bought foreign stocks): http://www.investopedia.com/university/adr/adr1.asp#axzz1maSEac4i

Returns when capital is at risk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rate_of_return#Returns_when_capital_is_at_risk

 

Important Events:

Late-2000s recession: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late-2000s_recession



News Section

Thread Updates

2012: Feb [19]

 

Daily Digests

2012: Feb [20]

 

Term of the Day Series

Daily Stock Numbers Series

 

Latest Vgchartz stock-related news:

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88817/namco-bandai-profits-in-q4-2011-raises-fiscal-year-projections/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88816/npd-tallies-us-video-game-revenue-in-jan-12-consoles-still-dying/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88813/activision-blizzard-profits-99m-in-q4-11-on-1407b-in-revenue/

http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/88807/india-games-retailer-to-open-150-stores/

http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/88802/sega-studios-australia-lays-off-37-staff/

http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/88786/less-than-half-of-udraw-tablets-were-sold-holiday-2011/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88781/sega-sammy-q4-2011-profits-450m-in-apr-dec-2011/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88783/square-enix-profits-659m-in-apr-dec-2011/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88780/take-two-profits-141m-in-the-december-2011-quarter/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88779/thq-loses-559m-in-the-dec-2011-quarter/

http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/88778/thq-to-layoff-240-staff-ceo-salary-cut-in-half/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88775/konami-profits-73m-in-q4-2011-raises-fiscal-year-forecast/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88774/capcom-profits-307m-in-the-december-2011-quarter/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88773/sony-ships-65m-ps3s-in-q4-11-to-lose-29b-in-fy-lowers-ps3-fcst/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88776/ea-loses-205m-in-the-december-2011-quarter/

http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/88770/kazuo-hirai-named-the-new-sony-president-and-ceo/

http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/88765/thq-in-even-more-trouble-may-be-delisted-from-nasdaq-in-july/

http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/88762/rumor-thq-closing-japan-office-australian-office-layoffs/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88755/highlights-from-iwatas-investors-briefing-plenty-of-sales-data/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88750/nintendo-profits-in-q4-2011-expects-to-lose-over-800m-in-fy-32012/

 

 

Other news sources

Feb 16th (SethNintendo) - Nintendo up after drops http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/16/markets-japan-stocks-idUSL2E8DG0AN20120216

 

Related threads

Global economy crisis: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=140170



Stock history

 

Important players in the industry

Daily numbers

Feb [29]

 

Lifetime

(Snapshots taken end mid Feb 2012)

Markets

Nikkei 225

 

NASDAQ

 

Japanese Devs:

Nintendo

 

Capcom

Square-Enix

 

Sega-Sammy

 

Konami

 

Namco-Bandai

 

Western Devs:

Activision-Blizzard

 

Take Two

 

Electronic Arts

 

Ubisoft

 

THQ

 

 

Emerging Developers

Zynga

 

Multi-disciplinary Corporations:

Sony

 

Microsoft

 

Google

 

Apple

 

Coinstar



VGStockz Market Simulator League

 

(Brief Tutorial)


Active Games

Pilot game: VGStockz Stock Simulator 1 Month

Type: 1 Month Period

The VIP link and the password (blocks users who don't have the VIP link) is  58958 , just in case.

Game rules (Also see general rules below):

  1. Let's purchase a max of 30000 in one single stock over the period (let's try to diversify)

 

General Rules

The only general rule for now is,

  1. Let's make sure to only invest in video game stock, as listed in the Main players - Codenames & Markets box of the VG Stock Market - Main Players and Concepts section.  (If you have more stocks I should add to the list, let me know ;3 )

 

Ladderboard:

Game: VGStockz Stock Simulator 1 Month (Pilot)



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well SONY is being fucked from all sides and will continue to do so because of Dollar PRINTING

Euro crashing this year will hurt all the countries

Dollar crash in 2 years time will take down everybody



Though Ninty and Sony can take advantage if China lets in video game and with the culture connection they could reap rewards as China will be the biggest economy when Dollar and Euro crash

So I am hearing that Nintendo stock is going up. Does anyone think that if the Wii U is a hit and the 3DS can keep it up that the Nintendo stock can get near or even back to where it was with the Wii and DS?

 Bananaking was right, I was wrong. Like he always is. About the 3DS not selling at least 19.999 million in 2013...

spurgeonryan said:
So I am hearing that Nintendo stock is going up. Does anyone think that if the Wii U is a hit and the 3DS can keep it up that the Nintendo stock can get near or even back to where it was with the Wii and DS?

I don't there's a single market analyst out there predicting this.

While I'm sure the contrarian will be super quick to point out how everyone was wrong about the DS and the Wii, expecting lighting to strike again would be betting on a longshot at best.

I speak as an NTDOY stock holder.



greenmedic88 said:
spurgeonryan said:
So I am hearing that Nintendo stock is going up. Does anyone think that if the Wii U is a hit and the 3DS can keep it up that the Nintendo stock can get near or even back to where it was with the Wii and DS?

I don't there's a single market analyst out there predicting this.

While I'm sure the contrarian will be super quick to point out how everyone was wrong about the DS and the Wii, expecting lighting to strike again would be betting on a longshot at best.

I speak as an NTDOY stock holder.

I do not think so either, but I think it has the ability to push up high again. I would be happy with 28-30 a share. Just a waiting game.

 

What do you think about this Happy Dolphin? After all you did spend hours making this thread! Give us your two cents/



 Bananaking was right, I was wrong. Like he always is. About the 3DS not selling at least 19.999 million in 2013...

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cool

“When we make some new announcement and if there is no positive initial reaction from the market, I try to think of it as a good sign because that can be interpreted as people reacting to something groundbreaking. ...if the employees were always minding themselves to do whatever the market is requiring at any moment, and if they were always focusing on something we can sell right now for the short term, it would be very limiting. We are trying to think outside the box.” - Satoru Iwata - This is why corporate multinationals will never truly understand, or risk doing, what Nintendo does.