1. Welcome to Trading up!

      Trading up is a business game that tests your ability to analyze, anticipate and react quickly. Make the right decisions, and you'll optimize your profits. It's classic risk vs. reward at its best.

      Are you ready for the challenge?

    2.  

      Increase profits by buying commodities at one price, and then selling at a higher price.

    3.  

      To optimize your profits, sell when demand is high. Rising and falling demand is indicated by green and red arrows.

    4.  

      To buy or sell,
      tap one of the commodities, and select the amount. Also, this window shows statistical information on the commodity itself.

    5.  

      “Market” is the price at which you can sell the commodity.

      “Wholesale” is the price at which you can buy the commodity.

      “Average cost” is the cost basis for the units you own. Selling at a market price above your average cost earns you profits.

    6.  

      Time will pass on its own and prices will change every 10 seconds. There are four changes for every week that passes. A total of 12 weeks makes for an eight minute game.

    7.  

      Alerts will tell you about events that may soon send a price drastically
      up or down. But
      pay attention, sometimes there will be news that does not affect prices.

    8. At the end of the game, you'll see how you did based on the best possible outcome for that market.

      Ready?

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  • Trading Up

    A game of supply, demand and strategy

  • Great job!

    Your profit
    81,292
    1. Week 1
    2. Week 2
    3. Week 3
    4. Week 4
    5. Week 5
    6. Week 6
    7. Week 7
    8. Week 8
    9. Week 9
    10. Week 10
    11. Week 11
    12. Week 12
    Finish
    Your strongest commodity

    N/A

    bread
    0 per unit
    X / 30
    demand
    Your weakest commodity

    N/A

    bread
    0 per unit
    X / 30
    demand
    Your efficiency rating is:
    90
    85% and higher

    The very highest performers

    50%-84%

    High performers

    0%-49%

    Good performers

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