Competence Trainer

(Simulation-based) Training: Metals – Aluminium Futures (information)

Short description

Transact aluminium futures in the market.


You act in the role of a market participant.
You act in the capacity of aggressor.


Your task could be manifold. Choose any of the following possibilities:

Setup a consumer hedge; purchase a 3-months ahead aluminium futures contract.
Setup a producer hedge; sell short a 6-months ahead aluminium futures contract.
Perform speculation; buy and sell as much as you’d like to make your working capital grow.
Analyse the price charts and make a comparison. Click on the contract name to select the futures contract of preference.
Analyse the forward curve.
Setup a time spread position (e.g. buy a 2-month ahead contract while, simultaneously, selling a 8-months ahead contract).


The aim of this simulation is to apply what you already know have learnt so far and to master more knowledge. This includes screen-based trading, exchange trading, market dynamics, price volatility, the working of the order book, price charts and forward curves.


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.


Initial working capital is 750.00.
Exchange fee (per contract) = 0.05; clearing fee (per contract) = 0.05.
Initial margin is 50.00 per contract.