Experience trading futures and options in a realistic yet risk-free environment. Learn what it’s like trading the world’s leading derivatives products using live market data in our simulated environment. Track your performance and see if you can outperform your peers.
Put your trading skills to the test in a simulated environment ‒ with no money at stake.
Find out how your skills match up against others via the challenge leaderboard.
Gain valuable insights through our online courses and direct hands-on experience.
CME Group offers three types of trading challenges – designed to meet your needs. Whether you are a professor looking to host a challenge for your class, a firm trying to set up a private challenge, or just someone interested in trying out the markets in a risk-free environment, our trading challenges have something to offer you.
Everyone is welcome to participate.
Multiple times throughout the year CME Institute will run a week-long trading challenge. These trading challenges blend together live instruction, online learning, and simulated trading using live market data. Learn about the markets, then practice your new knowledge and skills by competing with fellow traders. For the December 2020 challenge, we had more than 1,600 participants from 92 countries.
Sign up to find out when a new challenge is announced.
Create a custom trading challenge using live market data for your private group ‒ classrooms, trading desks, new hires, interns, or other organizations. At no cost to you, we will design a unique challenge environment specific to your learning objectives. There is no better way to learn about the derivatives market than through hands-on experience in a simulated environment.
Challenges can be customized to your time frame, selecting any of CME Group’s top products from our six asset classes (choose products in all six, just one, or any combination):
Each fall, students from universities across the globe form teams of three to five people and compete against each other. It’s a tradition that has given thousands of future traders hands-on, risk-free experience. Teams use the CQG Integrated Client, CQG Mobile, and CQG Desktop trading platforms to execute trades on the CME Globex platform ‒ offering a practical training for students.
For more information about the next CME Group University Trading Challenge or to be added to our distribution list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.