Registration is now open for the 2016 Barker Trading Competition!
To register send an email from your uidaho account to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is open until Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The competition will run from Monday, April 4, 2016 through Friday, April 15, 2016. 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