Trading Up – Menlo Investors Compete

By Michael Brown '12

On Wednesday, February 16, 2011, Menlo Finance and Investments will begin competition in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's 2011 Commodity Trading Competition. Menlo College is the only school in the Silicon Valley and Peninsula that is participating.

Students Michael Brown '12, Eric Dawson, Marc LeBoeuf, Cameron Showecker, and Justin Smith, will compete against teams from 84 of the top Colleges and Universities in the Nation, for the title of this year's best commodities trading school.

The competition will span from February 16 to March 18, with the first round beginning on Wednesday, February 16, and ending March 3. The top 10% of the schools at the close of the market on March 3, will advance to the championship round, held from March 3 to March 18. During this period, the winning team will objectively be determined.

How exactly does one train for something like that?

The Menlo Traders are confident in their trading experience and background in Finance and Investments, as provided by their excellent professors. The team has recently acquired a trading floor in the Kratt Basement, with the most up-to-date trading systems running and CNBC constantly on. Professors Dr. De, Dr. Jindra, and Dr. Leschinskii will be advising the traders, making sure decisions are well thought out and running in the right direction. Show your support for the Traders representing Menlo Finance in the eyes of the Nation.

UPDATE: Menlo Investors Soar in National Competition