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#233 of 242 Re: Looks like some blatant market manipulation [networkguy]
Aug 30, 2008 (7:37 pm)
I'm not sure if this is market manipulation or not. I know things will be nuts between now and Sunday at 11:59pm PT, when 20 stocks will retire.
We'll keep an eye on transactions, though. I will looks through the logs to see what's up.
Thanks for posting the message.
Sep 08, 2008 (5:38 pm)
I can't trade right now. I tried to short max on the Forester and it kept reloading the same page (the page that says submit trade). So I tried to sell Dodge Challenger. Same deal. When I hit submit trade, the same page keeps re-appearing. I am on IE 7.0 at home on a cable modem if you need to know that.
Also, I noticed on the Forester, the retire date on the stock page says 9/30, but when you hit the trade button, it says TBD for the retire date.
Lastly, the August numbers say final, but they really aren't final right? I definately didn't loose over 5 million in August. At first I thought it was backwards, but I definately didn't gain 5 million either.
#235 of 242 Re: 3 things [kabrimm]
Sep 08, 2008 (11:14 pm)
Yes, the August numbers are not final. That's part of the problem (there are a few still, so sorry about the delayed standings).
I just submitted a trade in I.E. 7 from home (with DSL). There could have been connectivity issues unrelated to the game code itself. Please try again and let me know if your problem persists.
I tried a second trade (shorting max on a stock) and it went through. Sometimes the page can be slow, but it should go through.
Even though this shouldn't be an issue in I.E. 7, I do recommend using Firefox for your trading. There just seem to be less bugs with that browser and CSX.
Mike CSX Game Supervisor
#236 of 242 Flex retire date?
Sep 09, 2008 (8:10 am)
I see the Flex is scheduled to retire 1/31/09. Sales data for the first 3 months is already available. That would indicate it's supposed to retire on 11/31/08.
#237 of 242 Re: Flex retire date? [networkguy]
Sep 09, 2008 (9:06 am)
We may change the retirement date on that and other stocks. Sometimes we can't tell when a vehicle is "widely available to the public" until sales figures start coming in.
If we change any retirement dates, I'll always post a note on these Forum pages.
#238 of 242 Net Worth Error?
Oct 23, 2008 (8:59 pm)
I currently have just over $120M in stocks and another $18K in available cash, but my net worth is showing as only $109M. If anyone can explain the difference in those numbers i'd appreciate it.
#239 of 242 Re: Net Worth Error? [bg96]
Oct 29, 2008 (10:54 am)
Every trade I make seems to enlarge the gap between my net worth and overall stock value. My current stock value is $118,666,552.46, net worth is $106,081,859.68 leaving a difference of $12,584,692.78 that seems to have somehow vanished. It doesn't make much sense for me to continue playing at this point if my net worth is off by this much. I am done for this month and am considering whether or not just to cash out and retire.
#240 of 242 Re: Net Worth Error? [bg96]
Oct 30, 2008 (9:19 am)
I'll look into this for you, bg96.
#241 of 242 Re: Net Worth Error? [bg96]
Nov 02, 2008 (8:14 pm)
Still looking into this, bg96. Hope to have it figured out by Monday.
#242 of 242 Re: Net Worth Error? [mikedrud]
Nov 03, 2008 (7:55 am)
I've been playing around with the stocks in my portfolio trying to see if any one stock could explain the issues with my net worth. I just completed a short series of trades. I covered 200 of FSER a stock price of 377.50 which gives me a value of 677.50 per share for a total of $124,500. This trade did not change the price of the stock and did not change my net worth. I then increased my short position in HFIT by 577 which changed the stock price from 40.73 to 40.13. My net worth decreased from $105,026,790.08 to $104,992,590.85, but my overall stocks value increased from $118,136,628.47 to $118,270,174.06 a difference of $133,545.59.
I believe the change in the overall stocks value is correct because the value of my position in HFIT increased from $22,078,134.27 to $22,336,179.86 for a difference of $258,045.59. That number minus the $124,500 that I covered on FSER equals $133,545.59. None of the other stocks in my portfolio changed price during this series of trades. HFIT is the only stock I have found that doesn't register properly with my net worth.
Since HFIT is my largest position, I am wondering if there is an upper limit to the number of shares I can have in a particular stock.