Michael and Rosann Geltzeiler Trading Center
The Geltzeiler Trading Center is a 2,200-square-foot facility designed to replicate the trading floors in investment banks, brokerage houses and hedge funds on Wall Street. It utilizes the same computer hardware, software, networks and market data feeds that are found in every financial institution throughout the world.
The center’s technological features include:
- 32 student workstations
- Real-time feeds to 2 stock tickers
- 4 LCD monitors, including a large format touch screen
- 4 research room workstations
- A collaboration space with dual monitors, a glass board and seating for 5
- A dual-system instructor podium to control the room’s technology
With these resources, the Geltzeiler Trading Center gives students access to real-time, hands-on professional industry applications and tools. Students in finance, economics, hospitality, accounting, MIS and other classes use the center to put theory into practice and benefit from real-world experiences that provide them with unique skill sets.
When the trading center is not used for classes and workshops, it is available for students to complete research and assignments.
The Center is equipped with 22 Dell desktops with dual monitors and Dell server hardware. The PCs are set up individually for student use or can be controlled by an instructor to coordinate in class exercises. Reuters and Bloomberg provide access to historical and real-time data on stocks, bonds, commodities, futures, currencies, real estate, options and other derivative products. These systems also provide a variety of analysis both fundamental and technical.
On the walls are 4 flat screen monitors and 2 tickers running along the ceiling. This equipment is being fed with real time data from RiseVision. The Center is also equipped with an audio video conferencing system so that we can connect with guest speakers located globally.
Workshops and Training
Students can attend the following not-for-credit workshops. No fee or registration is required.
Introduction To FactSet
This one-hour workshop teaches you the basics of navigating through FactSet. An overview of the capabilities of the software will be provided.
Introduction to Bloomberg and Equity Analysis
This one-hour workshop teaches you the basics of navigating through Bloomberg. An overview of the capabilities of the software will be provided. No prior experience is needed.
Bloomberg Certificate (Self-study)
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an e-learning course that provides an introduction to financial markets. By taking BMC, you will learn about the financial markets, familiarize yourself with over 100 Bloomberg terminal functions and solidify your knowledge with over 160 interactive questions. Upon successful completion you will earn the Bloomberg Certification. Depending on how much you already know about financial markets, the program takes between 5 and 8 hours to complete. You can sign up for free at portal.bloombergforeducation.com/register. In order to get free access, you must use your udel.edu email address. Web access only allows you to complete the certification program. It does not give you access to use Bloomberg for research.
Fall and spring semester hours:
- Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Winter/summer semester hours:
- Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Check for availability with the Trading Center calendar on myLerner.
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Trading Center Staff
Trading Center analysts are responsible for general oversight, security, maintenance, technical support, and representation of the lab. The analysts can help you with questions regarding Bloomberg, FactSet, Microsoft Office, TraderEx, and other general IT and Finance-related questions.
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