CME Group University Trading Challenge

The CME Group University Trading Challenge is a complimentary electronic trading competition that allows students to experience the excitement, energy and decision-making environment of real-time trading. Teams of undergraduate and graduate students are provided an opportunity to trade a variety of CME Group products from multiple asset classes in a simulated, professional trading platform provided by CQG.

This annual competition is a unique chance for students to learn hands-on techniques for trading futures. Teams must consist of three to five 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.

Day of Market Education

The CME Group Day of Market Education is a complimentary, one-day forum open to all teams participating in the University Trading Challenge. This forum provides students and advisors with an exclusive look into CME Group and the financial industry. Click here for more information.


Interact through Social Media

Interact with CME Group and CQG during the 2021 Trading Challenge through social media by using #TradingChallenge2021.