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A Futures Trading Experiment: An Active Classroom Approach to Learning

Mitchell, David and Hunsader, Kenneth and Parker, Scott (2011): A Futures Trading Experiment: An Active Classroom Approach to Learning. Published in: Journal of Economics and Finance Education , Vol. 1, No. 10 (2011): pp. 10-27.

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Abstract

This paper presents a classroom experiment where students participate in a simulated futures market. This experiment can be run in about an hour and allows students to interact, negotiate, try different strategies, see how their accounts are closed, and observe how spot and futures markets relate. After participating in the futures experiment, students participate in a debriefing session to help them solidify their learning. This experiment can be successfully adopted in undergraduate finance education

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