Futures Market and U-Mart Experiment

Part of the Springer Series on Agent Based Social Systems book series (ABSS, volume 4)


The U-Mart is a virtual futures trading system. This chapter gives a description of the following preliminary knowledge required to understand and enjoy U-Mart: 1) Futures market mechanism, 2) Stock-index futures mechanism, 3) U-Mart system overview, and 4) Stock price prediction.1


Stock Price Future Market Future Price Future Trading Sell Order 
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