Welcome to COINS!
We are the only student-run commodities trading group in the U.S. managing a portfolio of one million dollars!
COINS in the News
“Being a member of COINS opened the door for a multitude of opportunities not seen by many during their college experience”
“The analytical and soft skills I developed while being in the group allowed me to easily stand out from others applying for the same positions. My bosses and colleagues were impressed by my ability to present to a group, work well with a team, lead others, and analyze situations that had no easily solvable solutions. All these skills were developed in COINS where I analyzed commodity markets/data, formed an educated opinion on that data, and defended my convictions in front of my peers who asked tough questions to make sure the trade was well thought out… I can easily say that without COINS, I would not have been competitive in any of the positions I applied for.”
“The commodity markets were initially an immense challenge to understand, but that challenge enabled me to unlock analytical skills that I have never applied in classes for the 15+ years I have been in school.”
“COINS played a significant role in landing my job after graduation, and provided an unparalleled experience regardless of major or post-graduation plans. I think one of the greatest lesson investing has to offer is that it requires you to search for the truth. You have to be a contrarian, and stand up for what you believe the data is showing, regardless of what anyone else has to say. This is almost the definition of leadership… COINS teaches students to stand up boldly for what they believe, face the critique of others, and ultimately work together to find the truth and the best course of action. Because of my experience in COINS, I can confidently run a meeting with a diverse group and find the best course of action. The fact we’re discussing technology instead of financial markets carries no weight.”