Program Director

Dr.Terry Grieb
Program Director & Professor of Finance
Phone: 208-885-7140

Dr. Ekaterina Vorotnikova
Associate Director of Risk Management & Assistant Professor
Phone: 208-885-6262

Mailing address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Moscow, ID 83844-3161

Trading Competition

Barker Trading Competition: April 13 -24.  
Deadline for signup: Tuesday, April 7.
Email and indicate you want to play. 

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
  • Wheat, corn, soybean, and live cattle futures
  • 10 year treasury note futures
  • WTI crude oil futures
  • Gold futures
  • Euro-US dollar FX rate futures

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