Staff App Pick: Kapitall app for Windows helps teach investment basics so you don’t have to lose your shirt

Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from our colleagues. This Staff App Pick comes from Maria Naggaga Nakanwagi, a technical evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft.


Buying and trading stocks can be a tricky and arcane business, but the Kapitall app for Windows can help beginners learn the basics of the financial markets by making trades in a gaming environment before actually investing real, hard-earned money.

The app’s gaming environment consists of an intuitive and easy-to-use investment platform that minimizes all the financial jargon that often makes investing so difficult to understand. The app is designed to gradually increase novice investors’ understandings of the financial markets. Kapitall’s tools also make it easy to build virtual portfolios, share ideas and research stocks and funds.

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If you’re looking to flex your trading skills, Kapitall just launched an investment tournament. All you need to do is download the app, sign-in and play and you could win a Surface 2 Pro! The tournament ends May 30.

Once you think that you’re ready to move from gaming to the world of real investing, the Kapitall app allows you to trade stocks, exchange-traded funds, IRAs and mutual funds, with no minimum deposit or balance required.

Download the Kapitall app from the Windows Store today.

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