Fundamentals of Trading Seminar

The Traders@MIT executive board teaches a seminar at MIT every Spring semester since 2009. The goal of our seminar is to teach students trading fundamentals and strategies not commonly taught in business school. Our class will help prepare students for future full-time jobs and internships. At the end of the term, students will be able to understand the basics of trading and exchanges, discuss markets fluently, generate models using Excel and, most importantly, be able to create their own trading strategies.

This semester, lectures will be 7pm-8pm Tuesdays in 1-379. They are open to the entire MIT community; sign up here if you're interested. 

Syllabus for the 2017 Seminar:

 

2/16/17

Introduction to Trading and the Markets

2/21/17

Exchanges

2/28/17

Equities and Futures

3/7/17

Betas

3/14/17

Game Theory

3/21/17

Trading Strategies

3/28/17

No Class - Spring Break

4/4/17

Options

4/11/17

Fixed Income

4/18/17

Foreign Exchange (FX)

4/25/17

No Class - Patriot’s Day

5/2/17

High Frequency Trading (HFT)