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The Trading Floor game is designed for larger group enrichment activities or enterprise days.  Students, working in teams, buy and sell as if they are on a real stock market trading floor.

The game content is the same as the Dealing Room version but trades are made using paper shares, banker’s drafts and dollar bills of exchange.  Prices are quoted in round numbers to make the game more accessible and simplify the recording of trades.

The TV and radio news is broadcast on the market screen but news stories are provided in newspaper form. The simpler interface and use of paper materials makes it easier to manager for larger groups and suitable for younger and for mixed ability pupils.

We work in partnership with Innovative Enterprise, who specialise in the delivery of Stock Market Challenge as in-school activity.  For further information, visit Innovative Enterprise or contact Andrew Bernard directly on 0800 434 6424 or by email.

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Simon Brown, Business School Director
Southampton Solent University

Jamie Watson, Maths Teacher
Bannerman High School

Andrew Buxton, Headteacher
King Edward Primary School

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Finance Lab is an excellent exposition of the practical realities of equity market trading.  Specifically it is useful in explaning the information asymmetries around how prices are formed in the equity markets as well as showing how important news items can 'move the market’.

Dr Barry Quinn, Lecturer in Finance & Programme Director MSc Computational Finance and Trading, Queen's University Belfast

"I worked with 10 schools in the South East and was delighted with the response of the students. Both girls and boys were enthusiastically engaged as they learnt about the risk-return trade-offs of investing. They also benefitted from the opportunities that Gobal Investor provides for developing and applying Maths skills."

Helena Mullins, Consultant, London Region, Pfeg

"From entry level through to Masters programmes, Finance Lab gives students an understanding of the financial markets and creates an opportunity for them to test their skills and see how they work under pressure. It gives a reality which develops all sorts of entrepreneurial skills."

Lesley Hyder, Principal Lecturer, Southampton Business School

“The hall was a hive of activity as students watched the screens with nervous anticipation. Cries of joy and pain could be heard throughout the college as share prices rose and fell. This was a fantastic challenge.”

Ralph Plummer, Assistant Head, Business & Enterprise, St. Joseph's Catholic College, Swindon

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