Self-Study | Online Trading Simulations

We provide a comprehensive curriculum of online self-study trading simulations, replicating actual market circumstances, allowing to transact and learn about the trade life cycle, that can all be accesses and run all under one single licence. These simulations are set-up for all professionals in (or relating to) the traded wholesale markets to apply knowledge, extend skills, optimise existing competences and to perfection expertise in the field of market working, price formation and trading. Trading simulations concern various commodities, are at different levels, and reflect different activities, while explaining several processes and concepts plus related terminology.

Market Analysis

Process data, interpret news and analyse the price development.

Screen-based Trading

Transact by hitting a bid or lifting an offer versus the submission of an order.

Financial Performance (P/L)

Analyse your financial performance, in particular your realised and/or unrealised profit or loss.

Speculation – Proprietary Trading

Make as much money as you can buy transacting term contracts.

Margin Requirements

Analyse the pledging of cash collateral to manage counterparty (credit) risk; depositing initial margin and variation margin.

Exposure Assesment

Analyse your exposure. Watch the quantification of the value at risk.

Value At Risk

Monitor your market risk; analyse the value at risk (VaR) position.

Forward Curve

Analyse the forward curve over time; master its dynamics.

Futures – At Position Level

Position management: Set up futures positions at an exchange and monitor per contractual position your fees, margin deposits and profit or loss.

Futures – At Portfolio Level

Portfolio management: Set up futures positions at an exchange and monitor for the overall portfolio your fees, margin deposits and profit or loss.

Screen-based Brokering

Bilateral deal-making involving brokerage services.

OTC-Trading – Quote Requests

Provide a quotation upon request of a client or another market participant.

Liquidity – Order Book & Market Depth

Analyse market depth in the central order book to identify asset liquidity, indicating the level of market activity.

Central Order Book – Order Initiation

Order initiation via generic limit order; order book analysis.

Options – Call option

Setup a call option position in one contract and see what happens to its price when the underlying futures contract price changes.

Options – Put Option

Setup a put option position of one contract and see what happens to its price when the underlying futures contract price changes.

Option Trading- Speculation

Transact options and try to make money, as much as you can.

Option Arbitrage & Synthetics

Setup an arbitrage strategy; using synthetics.

Option Strategies

Set up various option strategies.

Options – The Greeks

Analyse the Greek variables of option positions.

Options – Delta Hedging

Dynamically hedging an option position (strategy or portfolio) with the underlying futures contract.

Oil – Quality spread

Trade the Brent–WTI quality spread.

Oil – Location spread

Trade the fuel oil location spread between Rotterdam & Singapore.

Oil – Time Spread

Hedge (gasoline) storage capacity and lock in a future margin.

Oil – Crack Spread

Master the dynamics of various crack spreads and perform market risk management.

Oil – Asset-backed trading

Dynamically hedging of oil refining capacity.

Gas – Quality Spread

Trade the natural gas quality spread.

Gas – Location Spread

Trade the natural gas location spread.

Gas – Time Spread

Hedge gas storage capacity and lock in a nice margin.

Gas – Spot Market & Beyond

Learn about gas-specific products, including spot market contracts with small granularity (e.g. hourly contracts).

Coal – Quality Spread

Trade the coal quality spread.

Coal – Location Spread

Trade the coal location spread.

Power – Location Spread

Trade the electricity location spread.

Power – Spark Spread

Master the dynamics of various spark spreads (with different ratios) and perform market risk management.

Quote Requests

Get assessed and challenge your competences as potential trader or dealer.

Assesment

Get assessed and challenge your competences as potential trader.

FX Trading

Provide FX rate quotations as a response to requests for quote (RFQs).

FX Markets

Analyse currency exchange rates in the FX spot market.

Metals – Copper Futures

Transact copper futures in the market.

Metals – Steel Futures

Transact steel futures in the market.

Metals – Aluminium Futures

Transact aluminium futures in the market.

Metals – Gold Trading

Transact gold contracts in the futures market.

Agri – Asset-Backed (Soybean) Trading

Dynamically hedging of a soybean crusher.

Agri – Soybean Crush Spread

Master the dynamics of the gross processing margin of soybean crusher capacity.

Agri – Wheat Futures

Make your capital grow by buying low and selling high.

Agri – Corn Futures

Make as much money as you can by transacting.

Agri – Soft Commodity Futures

Set up an agricultural commodity futures position at an exchange and monitor your financials.

Power – Spot Market & Beyond

Learn about electricity-specific products, including spot market contracts with small granularity (e.g. hourly contracts).

Power – Asset-backed Trading

Dynamically hedging a gas-fired power plant.
 

Our Labels

Entrima and Market Abuse Centre (MAC) are the two labels we operate to provide learning services for professionals in the commodity & energy markets.
 
 


Conduct & Culture

MAC’s mission is to facilitate the prevention & detection of misconduct and to foster proper behaviour in organisations. This is achieved via training, periodic updates and increased awareness.

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