The course provides an introduction to the art and science of trading. Various timeframes, markets, instruments and analytical methods will be discussed. Success factors of automated and semi-automated trading strategies will be explored. Students will, in groups, design, backtest and forward-test their own trading strategies, and will trade them, in simulation mode, on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Licenses to the software tools used (NinjaTrader, BlackBird and BloodHound) as well as live datafeeds to the CME will be provided to all participants for the duration of the course.