Well, we don't want to jinx anything, but the Dow is back above 10 grand. And suddenly, treating the market like a game again doesn't seem like such a bad idea…
Introducing Kapitall, a site that turns your stock portfolio into a video game fit for the Wii—in beta now. (Sadly, there's no Wiimote.)
Start with the "DNA quiz"—look for the double-helix icon up top—which asks you a series of questions that are highly relevant to the investing process: who's your favorite superhero, what's your favorite movie, what kind of music do you like. Then, it'll weigh your answers and spit out your investing style. (Apparently, Batman-loving, rock-listening, Godfather fans are passive investors.)
After that, you're given a list of other like-minded traders, with whom you can swap tips and/or subtly instant-message when you hit a winner. You'll also get a list of stocks you might want, which you can invest in just by dragging and dropping their logos into your portfolio (hint: let yourself be tempted by that apple icon).
And, of course, you could just discard the whole thing and go rogue.
We don't mean running for vice president.