High Point, NC -- The stock market can be tricky to understand. Now, students have a new way buy, sell and trade stocks, without spending a dime.
High Point University faculty and students developed a Wall Street iPad app.
Students negotiate on price. They then select what they're going to sell with a simple click and drag process. A trade goes through when students bump iPads.
Students can lose or make virtual money based on their trading decisions.
"We think that classroom computer labs are gonna become more scarce in universities and high schools and i-pads will become more available. and so we hope to extend this application to other economics professors and teachers," says Assistant Professor of Economics, Daniel Hall.
The learning experience goes beyond Wall Street. It was also a lesson in the growing world of app development.
"It was good, real world experience because we were able to work in a team," said High Point University Computer Science Major Christian Weigandt. "Working in the group environment really translated well to really working on an application."