Curtin’s Trading Room | Experience the cutting-edge of the finance industry

September 11, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs

>>This is Curtin University’s Trading Room, bringing financial markets to
Curtin students and taking students to the cutting edge of the finance industry. Having had
a long career in finance, I know that there is no better preparation than
having a real-world style trading room.>>The engine that powers the CBS Trading Room
is Bloomberg Professional, the leading financial software used by traders and bankers across the world. It’s the lifeblood of a trader. I know because I
used to be one. This facility brings to life specialised dual-screen terminals that
track real-time financial data in the stock, commodity and currency markets. At their
fingertips they have global financial data ranging from company financials, to
market pricing on official interest rate expectations, to the volatility index
that links global economic news with fluctuations in market sentiment. Having
access to this software, gives students the opportunity to develop the essential
practical skills that’ll make the difference in their future careers. The
trading room let students put the theory they’ve learnt in class into practice in the
real-world context.