Program Director

Dr.Terry Grieb
Program Director
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Moscow, ID 83844-3161
Phone: 208-885-7140
Barker Advisor with male student

Trading Competition

Barker Trading Competition April 7 - 18, 2014.

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Cash Awards! 
1st - $500, 2nd - $300, 3rd - $100, 4th - $75 and 5th - $25. 
Open to any University of Idaho Student
no experience required To sign up email:
sign - up ends April 1, 2014. Rules and training information will be emailed to you.

Barker Capital Management and Trading Program and the College of Business and Economics.

Each spring semester the Barker Program hosts a trading competition that is open to all University of Idaho students. Participants are provided with a free trading software platform and manage a $100,000 simulated trading account to compete for $1,000 in prize money.

Students participating in the competition received training on how to use the software to analyze and execute trades, and then they are turned loose to test their strategies against the market. Trading is allowed in the following contracts including:

  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETF's) traded in the spot market
  • e-mini S&P500 futures
  • e-mini Nasdaq futures
  • e-mini Dow futures
  • Wheat, corn and soybean futures
  • WTI crude oil futures
  • Treasuries futures
  • Gold futures