Curtin Malaysia students and staff attend house stock trading workshop

Miri – 10 April 2023 – The student-run Curtin Finance and Investment Club (CFIC) of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) recently organised a follow-up workshop on house stock trading for students and staff who attended a prior introductory stock trading workshop on 20 March 2023.

The workshop entitled ‘Creating a Trading Plan’, which was facilitated by finance lecturer Alpha Ngadan, was designed to give the participants a hands-on experience in stock trading. It started with a recap of the topics covered in the first workshop, such as the different trading styles, the need to register with given trading tools, and identifying potential stocks.

Alpha also reminded them of the virtual funds that the Bursa Market Place offers, and guided them on how to create and fund portfolios in the platform.

In the afternoon, the participants took their places in the Curtin Trading Room to start their virtual trading journey.

The Curtin Trading Room is Curtin Malaysia’s innovative learning and teaching, research and industry engagement space within its Faculty of Business that simulates a real-life trading floor environment and provides access to the latest financial market software with a flexible immersive environment. It is an up-to-date learning environment, the first of its kind in Malaysia, that enhances the student experience and facilitates appropriate student collaboration and study needs.

Before they began, Alpha reminded the participants of the importance of establishing the risk reward ratio prior to buying any stocks. The participants were then guided with charts and technical indicators that allowed them to identify potential stocks and set stop limits (either to lock profit or cut loss). This practical session allowed them to experience buying, earning profit, and cutting losses in a virtual setting.

Alpha also reminded the participants that the stock market is populated by three main groups – institutions, retailers and foreigners – and the goal is to identify a potential stock where institutions are buying or have interests in.

At the end of the session, Alpha invited the participants to join the next stock trading workshop by the CFIC on 15 April 2023, which will be conducted by well-known technical analysis and Japanese charts author and full-time trader, Fred Tam, and his associate Mohamad Riyadhi Ramlan Bin Mat Yunus.

Participants can expect to gain significant technical knowledge of stock trading, including chart construction and identifying trends and patterns, allowing them to make informed decisions when selecting stocks to trade.

The workshop is open to the public and registration is now open until 15 April 2023. It will be held from 9 am to 6 pm in The Auditorium at Curtin Malaysia and the participation fee is RM20 for members of the public and RM15 for CFIC members. Those interested to join can register at

For enquiries, contact Wen Xuan at 017-595 9637 or Siti Hadjar at 011-1013 0221.

Curtin Malaysia offers Curtin University’s three-year Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, as well as Finance and Management, Finance and Marketing, and Accounting and Finance double majors, which can also be completed in three years.

The field of finance can take finance graduates to many careers anywhere in the world. They can work in corporate finance for big business, for well-known financial institutions, or in financial markets in Malaysia and overseas. Financial planning and consultancy is one of the careers finance students can consider, and that includes trading in stocks.

For more information on courses at Curtin Malaysia, visit Intakes for undergraduate courses are in February and July each year, and the intake for this year’s July intake is currently in progress. Enquiries can be made at

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Alpha Ngadan giving his talk during the workshop

Alpha and participants during the workshop

Learning through simulated and immersive trading floor environment

The Curtin Trading Room at Curtin Malaysia