Rotman Interactive Trader

Market Simulator & RIT Decision Cases

The RIT Market Simulator platform is an order-driven market simulator (which allows users to transact financial securities with each other on a real-time basis) plus a sequence of RIT Decision Cases. Each RIT Decision Case focuses on the risks and opportunities associated with particular securities or strategies.

The RIT Decision Cases are designed to be run using multiple iterations which implement a range of potential scenarios. The same strategy can yield different results depending on the final realization of the scenario.

Students learn from the immediate feedback on the success of their strategies and practice until they find a robust strategy that works well across the whole range of potential outcomes. In effect, the RIT Decision Cases are to be run using multiple iterations which implement finance theory in a setting in which students learn how to make good decisions when faced with uncertainty about outcomes.