High Frequency Trading

In this challenge you must decide how to invest your money in different currencies to try and make a profit in a short amount of time.

Objective

High Frequency Trading (HFT) is a type of trading characterised by high speeds, high turnover rates, and and very short-term investment strategy. You are given a set amount of money at the start of the game and you can move any amount from one currency to another. The exchange rates used in each transfer uses live market data taken from the foreign exchange markets. To help you make your trading decisions you are provided with some recent exchange rate data and during the game you will get live updates of the rates.

To win the game you need to hold more total asset value than your opponent at the end of play. Total asset value is calculated by taking the value of all the currency types you hold and converting them back to GBP using the current exchange rates.

During the game you are fed back data on your opponents performance and recent trades. With this information you can adopt your strategy accordingly to either a more cautious or aggressive approach. Also during the game you are shown a visual indication of your performance:

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So in the above example the two players currency totals are shown on the graph in varying shades of pink and green. The key to the colours is shown on the right hand side of the graph. The players overall total in GBP is displayed under their name to the right of the graph.

Useful Links

Use the links below to get a working example that just randomly guesses common two letter words:

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