Financial Markets Lab

Learn Finance by Managing a Real Portfolio

Opened in 2015 with funds donated by generous benefactors, the Financial Markets Lab features:

  • an electronic ticker-tape with up-to-the minute stock prices, bond prices, and currency exchange rates;
  • dual-monitor computers loaded with professional-grade trading software;
  • interactive, touch-screen tote boards with both current news and historical data.

Recent results: using the Financial Markets Lab, our students have:

  • Placed 5th in the world in the 2016 CME Group Trading Challenge
  • Placed four Detroit Mercy students among the world's top 25 individual investors in the Fall 2017 ETF Global Portfolio Challenge--more winners than any other university in the world.
  • Placed three Detroit Mercy students among the world's top 25 winners in the Fall 2018 ETF Global Portfolio Challenge.

The Majestic Fund (Mercy and Jesuit Student Investment Capital Fund)--is a student-run portfolio of real financial assets.  Student managers report quarterly to an Investment Advisory Council comprised of industry leaders.  In 2020, the Majestic Fund outperformed the market with a 17.3% rate of return.

Senator Peters visits Financial Markets Lab

See 360-degree view of the Financial Markets Lab.