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New York, how are you this time of year?

March 28, 2010 3 comments

New York, here I come!  Well…not quite yet, but in two weeks!  Anyone interested in coming?  I’m sure UTD is down!  =)

I’ll be leaving Thursday, April 15th.  On Friday, I’ll be touring the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) floor and competing in the CME Group Commodity Trading Challenge in the actual pit where the real traders all go!  This is the same one competition that my Finance Association at the University of Houston created 10 years ago but has no expanded with a 2nd open outcry portion on Wall Street, since it IS the financial center of the world!  Friday night, we’ll celebrating my *ahem* 1st place winning all night long and then for the rest of the time, have fun in New York and maybe even travel down to Washington D.C. to catch the cherry blossoms in full bloom!  New York, here I come!

photo credit: thornhillfund

CME Challenge – Day 1

March 27, 2010 Leave a comment

My phone alarm woke me up at 7AM this morning.  I snoozed it every 10 minutes until 9:40AM.  Within 20 minutes I was at school setting up for the big **take a deep breath** CME Group Commodity Trading Challenge Open Outcry hosted by my group, the Finance Association here at the University of Houston Bauer School of Business.  More than 15 schools will be coming, from University of Toronto to University of Illinois, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas, and many many more, making it more than 150 participants.

I would continute more but I am beat.  Will update this tomorrow!  Goodnight!  Oh and, pssstttttt…  45 BID! 45 BID!!  45 BID FOR 10!!!