CME Group’s 2016 Trading Challenge is exclusive to currently enrolled college and university students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
This electronic trading team competition is designed to provide student teams with an educational experience consistent with that of professional trading of CME Group products. Teams trade using live data in a simulated environment. Students compete as school teams for the competition. Registered teams comprised of 3 to 5 currently enrolled students will compete for cash prizes and unique CME Group experiences.
Teams will use the CQG Integrated Client (IC) trading platform to execute trades on the CME Globex platform. CQG will provide access to technical analysis and trading software as well as training before the competition begins. The CQG help line is available 24 hours a day.
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|
Begins Monday, January 11 @ 8:00 a.m. CT
Concludes Monday, February 1 @ Market Close
Begins Tuesday, February 2 @ 8:00 a.m. CT
Concludes Thursday, February 18 @ Market Close
*The top 10% of teams with the highest account balance at the close on Thursday, February 18 will advance to the Final Round.
Begins Monday, February 22 @ Market Open
Concludes Friday, March 4 @ Market Close
*The top 4 teams receive a cash prize and are determined by the final account balance at the conclusion of trading.
*Final round participants will be invited to Chicago for CME Group's Day of Market Education.
For general challenge inquires and questions related to registration, or to be included in our email distributions, contact:
CME Group Trading Challenge Team