What is VirtualStocks
Virtual Stocks as the name suggests is a stock investing / trading platform using virtual money in a simulated environment . This platform is offered by ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning. Virtual Stocks allows you to invest / trade in stocks in almost live environment with with no exposure to the risks of live markets.

You can try out the trading & investing strategies, review the outcome of your strategies which ultimately helps you to become more informed market participants. Currently through Virtual Stocks you can place orders based on quotes of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and / or National Stock Exchange (NSE).
If you are already familiar with ICICIdirect.com then you will find “virtual Stocks” almost similar to ICICIdirect.com. VirtualStocks is built on the lines of ICICIdirect.com the award winning online trading platform and trusted investment partner for more than 2mn people.
Why should you trade on VirtualStocks?
» Virtualstocks is trading platform that enables you to experience stock markets in markets
» This is ideal for those who wish test waters before taking plunge in to the exciting world of stock investing
» VirtualStocks completely eliminates the risks of live market and lets you experience, experiment, gain confidence. This can help you to increase your chances of being successful in live markets
» Watch the value of virtual portfolio react to change in the prices of stocks in live markets. Feel good on your investment ideas coming true, replicate them in real markets. Learn from mistakes and avoid these mistakes in real markets
» Helps you to experience interesting features of ICICIdirect.com
How to start?
Follow these simple steps & you are ready to start
» Click on the image to view how to register for VirtualStocks
» Click on ‘Create Game / Virtual Stocks ID'
» You will be taken to ‘Open an Account’ page
» Fill Up the details including the desired user id & password and click submit
» You are now ready to explore the exciting world of stocks through Virtual Stocks
» Your accounts will be allotted a virtual limit of Rs. 15 Lacs to start. Further, any surplus (profits) generated by you will be added to this limit and similarly losses incurred will be deducted
Note: The user id/ login id and the password is case sensitive. Consecutive wrong attempts will result in the account getting locked
 
» Unlock VirtualStocks account
VirtualStocks
What Segments are enabled on Virtual Stocks
Currently, only the cash market segment is enabled on Virtual Stocks platform. Under the cash segment following products are available.
Cash Buy
Cash Sell
Margin Trades
Margin Buy
Margin Sell
More on Margin product
How to use the benefit of leverage in margin trades?
You can leverage up to 4-5 times of your trading limit and benefit from larger trade values. For example, if you have a limit of Rs. 1 lac in your virtual stocks account and you want to trade in a particular stock purely on a intra day basis, under such scenario you can use Rs. 1 lac as your margin place orders worth 4-5 lacs & benefit from the higher value of the trade. you must note that in case yourview goes wrong the losses incurred will be on the overall trade value and will be deducted from margin amount.
Tracking of Margin Positions
Square off
CTD (Convert to delivery)
Under margin buy positions
What types of orders can placed on virtual stocks platform?
You can place following types of orders on virtual stocks
Market Order
Limit Order
What are links / pages that help tracking your transactions & holdings?
Order Book
Trade Book
Tracking your holdings
Portfolio
Can I sell the shares purchased under cash ‘Cash buy’ on same day or next day while the shares are in transit & the are not reflecting in the demat allocation?
Yes, you can sell those shares that you have purchased through cash buy on the same day or even on next trading day.
»  For selling shares on the same day, you can simply place a cash sell order of the desired quantity or of full quantity.
»  For selling shares on the next trading day, you should use the ‘BTST’ link provided in the ‘security projection’ button.
BTST: Buy Today Sell Tomorrow
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