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CME Group Trading Challenge

CME Group's Trading Challenge is a complimentary four-week electronic trading competition where teams of undergraduate and graduate students can trade a variety of CME Group products from multiple asset classes in a simulated trading environment on a real-time professional trading platform provided by CQG.

Top ranking students will be eligible for cash prizes and exclusive CME Group experiences.

This annual competition has grown each year - with 226 schools from 37 countries and over 500 teams competing in 2015. The Trading Challenge is a unique chance for students to learn hands-on techniques for trading futures. Teams must consist of 3 to 5 members from the same university and each must elect a student leader. Teams can participate on a student-led team or in cooperation with a faculty advisor. Advisors will have early registration access to register their teams. Please note, advisors are not permitted to participate as a member of the team during the Challenge and are ineligible to receive a prize if their team is a winner.

2016 Daily Championship Round Results

2016 CME Group Championship Round - FINAL RESULTS

Congrats to the 2016 Winners!

University (Country) – Team Name Final Simulated Account Balance
Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore) – Team Alpha $500,018.75
Carnegie Mellon University (U.S.) – Team Scotty Dogs of the Dow $443,430.00
Concordia University (Canada) – Team Yolo $355,750.00
University of Colorado Boulder (U.S.) – Team CU_Ugrad_1 $326,614.38

Championship Round – Daily Results 02/22-03/03


2016 Daily Preliminary Round Results

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Interact with CME Group and CQG during the 2016 Trading Challenge through social media by using #TradingChallenge16.

About CQG

CQG, Inc. ( provides high-performance trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis. CQG partners with more than eighty Futures Commission Merchants and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG’s server-side order management tools for spreading, market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and ease-of-use. CQG’s market data feed consolidates more than seventy-five sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices. CQG has received the Best Technical Analysis Platform award from The Technical Analyst. CQG is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with sales and support offices worldwide.