Competence Trainer

(Simulation-based) Training: Speculation – Proprietary Trading (information)

Make as much money as you can buy transacting term contracts.
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 capacity of a so-called prop(rietary) trader, taking up the role of speculator.
You act in the capacity of aggressor.


Your task is to make money, preferably as much as possible.


The aim of this simulation is to end up with a positive financial performance (i.e. a profit). This would grow your working capital.


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.
Compare your activity to specific elements in the price chart (such as maximum or maximum price levels, as well as price trends).