Competence Trainer

(Simulation-based) Training: Futures – At Portfolio Level (information)

Portfolio management: Set up futures positions at an exchange and monitor for the overall portfolio your fees, margin deposits and profit or loss.
This simulation mimics the fundamentals of the trading environment and market activity. Focus is only on relevant aspects so that you cannot be distracted by (currently) irrelevant aspects. The modular setup of this simulation allows therefore for gradually grasping one concept or process after another, making it very suitable for non-traders. Actually, it is suitable for all professionals with a role in (or relating to) the wholesale commodity or energy markets. It is very suitable for non-traders as terminology is covered on the go, thereby intuitively embedding concepts and processes.


You act in the role of a trader.
You act in the capacity of aggressor.


The aim of this simulation is learn about transaction fees (exchange fee and clearing fee), the temporarily allocation of cash collateral (initial margin and variation margin) and the financial performance (realised and unrealised profit or loss) at portfolio level.


Your task is to follow the money, when transacting.
Look at the allocation of capital, as initial margin and variation margin.
Analyse the development of your overall transaction fees.
Track your realised and unrealised profit or loss (P/L).


At the end of the simulation, analyse your performance. See what you have done and when you have done this and whether it could have been optimised. This way, you learn and optimise your competences.
Check what differences can be detected when you compare the situation of having left no position and having left a position.