The CME Group is holding its annual Commodities Trading Challenge and it looks pretty awesome. These didn’t exist when I was cutting my teeth. Teams can register now and the Practice Round starts on February 13.
Here is more from their site:
“The Challenge is where colleges and universities from across the country compete in a fast-paced electronic and open outcry trading competition. This competition was originally created by The New York Mercantile Exchange and the University of Houston over ten years ago with just a small number of schools on the roster. As the markets have grown however, so has the competition, with 85 schools participating in 2011. In addition to the electronic trading segment, the University of Houston continues to serve as host for the Houston Open Outcry competition and this year we have moved the second Open Outcry component of the competition to Chicago.”
There are scholarships (and internships) available for the electronic trading component portion!!!
For more information, visit the CME Group.