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"How do I ... ?"

 
 
"How do I ..."
 
 ... create (Host) a Pot?
 ... choose a pot's Rules?
 ... choose a pot's Terms?
 ... set up Host's Share?
 ... limit player's squares?
 ... open a pot for play?
 ... create a players list?
 ... invite players?
 ... invite more players?
 ... clear player's squares?
 ... close a pot?
 ... reopen a pot?
 ... lock a Pot?
 ... collect pledges?
 ... unlock squares?
 ... post event results?
 ... notify winners?
 ... email players?
 ... distribute winnings?
 ... set up a basketball pot?
 ... set up a NASCAR pot?
 ... set up a market pot?
 ... set up a charity raffle?
 ... set up a baby pot?
 ... set up a bowling pot?
 

... set up a stock market pot?

A stock market pot uses the last digits at closing of two different markets, commodities, funds, or whatever assets you prefer.
 
To set up a stock market pot on the Host a Pot page:
  • Use two markets' closing numbers. - Instead of opposing football teams' scores, let the last digit at the close of the markets determine the pot's winning numbers.
     
    Remember to tell players whether you will use the last whole digit or a fractional digit. You could use closing numbers for the NYSE vs. NASDAQ, gold vs. silver, Euro vs. USD, etc.

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  • Win Period should be "Final." - There are no quarter scores in a stock market, so the Win Period should be "Final."

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  • No Bad Tie Consolation - In stock market closings, it is equally likely for both markets to end in any digit between 0 and 9, so there are no "bad" numbers in a market pot like 2&2 and 5&5 in a football pot.

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  • Consider awarding two winners with "No Teams." - If you want to have two pot winners instead of one, use the "No Teams" option to apply winning numbers regardless of which market closes with which numbers.
     
    NOTE: There can still be just one winner in a "No Teams" pot - if the winning numbers are tied.
TIP: Do yourself a favor: Once you set them up, save your stock market pot rules for quick and easy set up the next time around!