Past Challenges

Trading Challenge Recaps


    2019 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Results

    The 2019 CME Group University Trading Challenge included all CME Group futures products. Nearly 1,700 students participated from 188 schools around the world.

    University Team Name Country Final Balance
    University of Colorado Boulder Edge United States $1,432,275.00
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Team Aster United States $1,252,012.50
    Simon Fraser University The Fall  Canada $1,091,150.00
    The University of Texas at Dallas Comets United States $1,062,560.73
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Gambler  United States $1,021,253.75

    2019 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Standings
    2019 Photo Gallery


    2018 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Results

    The 2018 CME Group University Trading Challenge included ten contracts from six asset classes: Corn, Soybeans, Live Cattle, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives (BMD) Crude Palm Oil Futures, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Gold, E-mini S&P 500, 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note, and EUR/USD Futures. Nearly 2,100 students participated from 264 schools around the world.

    University Team Name Country Final Balance
    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley UTRGV-EDINBURG-2 United States $706,585.00
    Kansas State University CRMER 2 United States $533,910.00
    University of Malaya UM Team 2 Malaysia $513,120.18
    Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano Tadeo Futures Colombia $473,922.50
    Johns Hopkins University Sesefadou United States $437,351.25

    2018 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Standings
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    2018 Photo Gallery


    2017 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Results

    The 2017 CME Group University Trading Challenge included ten contracts from six asset classes: Corn, Soybeans, Live Cattle, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives (BMD) Crude Palm Oil Futures, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Gold, E-mini S&P 500, 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note, and EUR/USD Futures. Nearly 2,400 students participated from 240 schools around the world.

    University

    Team Name

    Country

    Final Balance

    Rutgers University

    Oriental Lions

    United States

    $529,785.00

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Csavy

    United States

    $406,300.00

    Columbia University

    MAS

    United States

    $398,075.00

    Imperial College London

    Zero Hedge

    United Kingdom

    $384,550.00

    California State University Chico

    Chico Investors Club

    United States

    $369,985.00

    2017 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Standings
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    2016 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Results

    The 2016 CME Group University Trading Challenge included ten contracts from six asset classes: Corn, Soybeans, Live Cattle, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives (BMD) Crude Palm Oil Futures, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Gold, E-mini S&P 500, 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note, and EUR/USD Futures. Nearly 1,900 students participated from 200 schools around the world.

    University

    Team Name

    Country

    Final Balance

    Nanyang Polytechnic

    Alpha

    Singapore

    $500,018.75

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Scotty Dogs of the Dow

    United States

    $443,430.00

    Concordia University

    Yolo

    Canada

    $355,750.00

    University of Colorado Boulder

    CU_Ugrad_1

    United States

    $326,614.38

    2016 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Standings
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    2015 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Results

    The 2015 CME Group University Trading Challenge included nine contracts from six asset classes: Corn, Soybeans, Live Cattle, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Gold, E-mini S&P 500, 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note, and EUR/USD Futures. Over 2,000 students participated from 226 schools around the world.

    University

    Team Name

    Country

    Final Balance

    Ozyegin University

    OzU Invest

    Turkey

    $534,672.50

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    UAB Blazers

    United States

    $490,287.50

    Boston University

    Big Hero Five

    United States

    $474,843.13

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Carnegie Mellon

    United States

    $458,655.00

    2015 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Standings
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    For additional data or information on University Trading Challenges going back to 2009 please contact Trading.Challenge@cmegroup.com

    2020 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Results

    The 2020 CME Group University Trading Challenge included all CME Group futures products. Over 2,000 students participated from 214 schools around the world.

    University Team Name Country Final Balance
    Universidad de Antioquia AntioQuant, Undergraduate Colombia $1,629,827.50
    Alliant International University GFM Analyst, Graduate United States $1,346,715.00
    Imperial College London Potato Tomato, Graduate United Kingdom $1,140,166.25
    University of Ottawa Telfer Capital, Undergraduate Canada $977,935.00
    University of Colorado Boulder RalphiesPortfolio, Graduate United States $975,945.00

    2020 CME Group Trading Challenge Final Standings
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