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Review a trading session

Review a trading session

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Case study Review a session   #codeExercice#

   Practical information   

You can work on this case study in Period 3 from #dateDebCertificatPeriode3# to #dateFinCertificatPeriode3#.


The case study deals with a recent trading session that you have to review for a financial newspaper. The trading session can be about the stock price of a given company, a stock market index, a currency, an interest rate, a commodity, etc. In your review of the trading session, you have to identify the events that could explain the evolution of the asset price during the day.

Your work:

  • Choose an asset and a day

  • Find a title for your case

  • Write a text for your review of the trading day: presentation of the asset (10 lines max), summary of the trading session (5 lines max) and analysis of the evolution of the asset price (10 lines max).

  • Upload a file, which gives the evolution of the asset price (screen copy of a stock chart).

Allowed file formats: png, jpg, jpeg and gif.

Note: you can always improve your case study until the end of the period.

Beyond writing your own case, you also have to evaluate the cases of other participants:

  • Leave comments

  • Give likes


To give you an idea of the work to be done, you can have a look at the case study written by Prof. Longin as an example:

EXAMPLE – Review of the trading session of Thursday, April 20th 2016 for the CAC 40 index

   Useful tips to get financial data   

To find intradaily stock market data, the website is interesting. You may also visit stock brokers websites, which give plenty of information. Examples: Boursorama, Fortuneo and Bourse Direct in France, and TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE and Charles Schwab in the US.


The grading for this case study takes into account the work to write your own case, your evaluation of the cases of other participants, the evaluation of your case by other participants (peers review) and by the educational team.

The details of the grading (400 points) is given below:

You (300 points):

  • 200 points to write your case (writing of the text and upload of a file to illustrate the evolution of the asset price)

  • 20 points to write a comment on the cases of other participants (80 points max)

  • 5 points to like the cases of other participants (20 points max).

Other participants (100 points):

  • 20 points per comment on your casewritten by other participants (80 points max)

  • 5 points per like on your case obtained from other participants (20 points max).