How often does the global market fluctuate in SimCity?

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    The Trade HQ description mentions buying low and selling high so how often does the market fluctuate.  I’m interested in growing a clean city and I’ve struggled with making a casino city and mining/drilling takes up so much space I was wondering how possible it was on running a city through mainly market trading?


    Daily, so yes you can play the markets if you want.

     Exports §28/329/3
    Alloy42,000 42,000
    Coal6,000 6,000
    Computers184,375 184,375
    Fuel36,500 36,750
    Metal31,500 31,500
    Oil9,000 9,000
    Ore7,500 7,500
    Plastic21,000 21,000
    Processors100,500 100,500
    TVs158,125 158,125

    The prices can fluctuate wildly. For example when I wrote a post in the petroleum industry thread the prices were

    • Oil – §4,500
    • Plastic – §12,003
    • Fuel – §21,000

    Unfortunately I sold all my fuel and plastic that those prices rather than a day later at the much better prices and I had stocked up a pretty massive supply of both so missed out on a lots of free money.

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