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Trading Room in the BLB

The Trading Room in the Business Leadership Building includes Bloomberg terminals. This guide provides the schedule, hours, availability, and getting started.

Welcome to the G. Brint Ryan College of Business Trading Room information page!

Trading Room, Joey Macaraeg






Photos courtesy of Joey Macaraeg, UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business

Location: Business Leadership Building (BLB)

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The Trading Room, located in BLB 106, is open for the term, for limited access. No more than five people are allowed in the Trading Room at a time. Students must reserve a time through the signup sheet or by walk-in if timeslots are available. Here is the link to reserve a time-slot online:

The time-slot is limited to 60 minutes, but it may be extended if there is availability. All occupants must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

All students enrolled in COB classes, members of the Student Investment Group, and faculty and doctoral students in the College of Business may utilize the BLB Trading Room and Bloomberg software. CoB faculty and PHD students may also contact to schedule usage outside of the general access hours.

UNT FIREL Department


All students enrolled in College of Business classes may utilize the BLB Trading Room during regularly scheduled hours.

Only 5 people are allowed in the Trading Room at a time. All occupants must wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines.

SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE Tuesday, January 19 - Thursday, April 22

Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 AM-10:00 AM; 11:30 AM-12:30 PM 
Tuesday 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM-10:00 AM; No access to anyone from 6 PM to 10 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed

Food & Beverage Policy

Sign up for the Trading Room at this link:

For complete policies and Bloomberg documentation, see "Getting Started on Bloomberg."


  • The Mission of the Trading Room is to facilitate finance education and research through experiential learning. The Mission is accomplished by providing a state-of-the-art facility with cutting edge technology.
  • The Trading Room supports the Student Investment Group and the research of faculty and students in the College of Business.
  • The Trading Room is equipped with 11 computer terminals and one lap top computer with Bloomberg Professional access on all 12 computers. The room is equipped with stock tickers with 15 minute delay to actual market trading data. The room is surrounded by stock tickers to allow users to view real market data as it becomes available.
  • Faculty members in the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law and other departments in the College of Business can schedule class meetings and laboratory times in the Trading Room.
  • Faculty members can also request that certain hours in the Trading Lab be restricted to use by their students.
  • By completing the Bloomberg Essentials Online Training Program, students can earn an Acknowledgment in Equities, Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, and/or Commodities.
  • From Noon to 2 p.m. on Sundays, the Trading Room will be restricted to persons who are seeking the Bloomberg Acknowledgement. Terminals will be available on a “first come, first served” basis during this time. Activity in the room will be limited to ensure that those studying and testing for the Bloomberg Acknowledgment have a quiet place to study and take the exams.
  • "The College of Business appreciates the support by the Libraries in enabling the College of Business and the FIREL Department to enhance the tools and information available to our students. We are delighted to add Bloomberg to that 'tool box' and to be able to share it with our colleagues." -- Dr. Marcia Staff, Chair, Department of FIREL.

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