Bank of Ireland Global Markets, in association with Share Navigator, would like to give you an opportunity to learn about Foreign Exchange (FX) markets and test your skills by inviting you to join the second ‘Bank of Ireland FX Trade Off’ competition.

The Competition

FX Trade Off is back for a second year! The competition is open to all students enrolled in third level education in Ireland with a current student number and college email, and training is provided via an online course to help you get up and running. Join the waitlist to give yourself a chance of entering the competition and come along to our launch nights to guarantee yourself a space.

To commence the competition you will receive a personal simulated trading account funded with $1,000,000. You will compete against other students by trading the global currency markets, and the students with the highest return on investments will win prizes.

New! Fantasy Trading Competition

Do you want to keep trading your simulated trading account?

Would you like to trade FX, stocks, options, futures, commodites and bonds too?

Compete against others with cash prizes every month?

Click Here to register your interest. 

Winners Leaderboard for 2018

Note: To check your performance relative to the winners please check your time weighted return by pulling down a report from the platform. Make sure you enter Oct 5th as your start date up to Nov 9th 2018. Click Here to view a video showing you how to do this.

Intervarsity Competition

For the first time, FX Trade Off is taking a new dimension and giving university societies the opportunity to challenge each other to win cash prizes. The society with the best performance in Ireland will win up to €10,000 towards their funding. So get your society to sign up for a chance to win prizes for best performing society in your university and in Ireland.


Benefits & Prizes



Enhance and diversify your CV with simulated trading experience and exposure to the largest and most liquid financial market in the world. All based on live market prices.


Interact with Bank of Ireland Global Markets’ traders through Q&As and daily Twitter competitions. Gain experience managing and trading your FX portfolio across 5 weeks with over 700 economic data releases and other geopolitical and world events to navigate.


Gain industry knowledge and expert opinions from Ireland’s leading Senior Trading experts across the FX Market through our various education pieces.



  • 1ST: Global Markets Internship + €1,500 Cash
  • 2ND: Global Markets Internship + €1,000 Cash
  • 3RD: €750 Cash
  • 4TH: €500 Cash
  • 5TH: €250 Cash
  • WEEKLY PRIZES: Trading Floor Visits, JustEat & ASOS Vouchers + much more!

TOP SOCIETY IN IRELAND*: €10,000 funding


*Please see T&Cs for prize eligibility.