Group Trading Game

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For an upcoming interview I have a group trading exercise. My understanding is that there will be multiple fruits and a group of candidates as market makers.

I have seen similar posts to this on WSO however I can't seem to find anything that explains how this game will actually unfold or what strategies might be advantageous.

Thanks in advance!

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Comments (10)

Mar 10, 2018

I should also mention I have been using the Oxyor trading simulator for practice however I am still lost for how this will relate or any specific strategy to go for (how to play).

Mar 10, 2018

I actually know this game. Not through some interview but through a real game show. Very interesting game and there's definitely a way to win.

Mar 10, 2018

Would you be able to provide reference to it or elaborate more on that please?


Mar 10, 2018

The trading game is going to be probability based most likely. The instructions will be straightforward. Just practice simple math.

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Mar 10, 2018

Just know how to calculate expected value and know the general flow of information from client to salesperson, to trader, and then back again

Mar 10, 2018

I did the open outcry game at a UBS event in CT. It wasn't for an interview, and I'm not 100% sure if its the game you will be playing.

We were broken into teams of 4-5, with a total of 5 or 6 teams (I was on the non-target team with some kids from UConn, Howard and Moorehouse). Basically, the game begins with the facilitator setting the price for a security. Then, teams bid or ask around to sell at a certain price. As more deals are made, the prices change, and the teams respond accordingly. Let me know if this is similar to the article you read.

Mar 10, 2018

Thanks for the feedback. WSO won't let me post link coz of spam, but it was on leveredhedge, which I guess is down.

Mar 10, 2018

google cache or it

Mar 10, 2018