Mark your calendars for the 2020 Barker Trading Competition!
The competition will run from Monday, March 30, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020. 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. The competition is open to any University of Idaho student, and no experience is required. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Register by sending an email from your @vandals.uidaho.edu account to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rules and training information will be sent to you via email.
Students participating in the competition receive 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
- HenryHub natural gas futures
- Gold futures
- Euro-US dollar FX rate futures