I entered Investopedia's Simulator game and was looking to buy some shares of Netflix. This is the data at the time:
Last Price 574.60
Ask Price 574.76
When I placed my market buy order of 100 shares, I paid 574.60 per share and not 574.76 Shouldn't I be paying the Ask Price instead of the Last Price? I know that the market is closed today (Saturday) and doesn't open until Monday but still, shouldn't I be charged the Ask Price?
I know that the Last Price refers to the price of the last trade and that the ask price is the minimum price someone is willing to sell their shares for, so I can't understand why I was charged 574.60 when I should have been charged 574.76.