I've been playing in the stock market recently. It's been quite a ride. I started with 10 million fake dollars and now I have about 8.5, and they are still fake dollars. I haven't really been doing very well. Anyone can trade fake dollars. You should try it too.
You can see my portfolio here.
It's really been more of a guessing game and listening to what other people in the community are doing. I've won some, and lost more. I'm glad it's not real money but I wish I had that kind of money to trade with.