By its nature, a short-term game like this can’t teach us another important lesson about the markets - the need to take a long-term view and avoid focusing too much on the zigs and zags of the market along the way. If you need your money within the next three to five years, the stock market may be too volatile for your needs.
But in another respect, our share-picking game was completely realistic. Picking winners and avoiding losers is not just luck. There’s no substitute for detailed research, really understanding the companies and sectors in which you are considering making an investment. The share dealing pages at fidelity.co.uk/shares are full of the information and commentary that will help you get started on that journey. We hope you’ve enjoyed the game and are ready for the real thing.
To research and invest in shares go to fidelity.co.uk/shares