Gies College of Business | Groups

 with Margolis Market Information Lab

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MarketLab Remote Resources

Below are a number of licenses that faculty, students and researchers can access remotely. Click Here to access a MIL Fellow for help!

With the support and leadership of IT Partners, the lab workstations are now available for students and faculty to access remotely

Remote Access - Step-by-Step Guide

S&P Capital IQ: the essential platform for financial professionals. The S&P Capital IQ platform combines deep and broad global financial intelligence with an array of tools for analysis, ideation, and efficiency.

Self Registration - Step-by-Step Guide

LunarCRUSH collects data on influencers, social influencer activity and their engagement, frequency, and impact across over thousands of cryptocurrencies.

API Documentation:


Messari provides API endpoints for thousands of crypto assets. These endpoints include trades, market data (VWAP), quantitative metrics, qualitative information.



Nomics is a cryptocurrency data API focused on Price, crypto market cap, supply, and all-time high data.



CoinMarketCap is commonly known for being the go-to place for checking cryptocurrency and token prices.



CoinGecko provides data for live pricing, trading volume, tickers, exchanges, historical data, coin info & images, developer & community stats, events, global markets, and CoinGecko Beam coins & exchanges status updates directly.



The Economic Research Department at the St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) database.  What is FRED? Short for Federal Reserve Economic Data, FRED is an online database consisting of hundreds of thousands of economic data time series from scores of national, international, public, and private sources. FRED, created and maintained by the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, goes far beyond simply providing data: It combines data with a powerful mix of tools that help the user understand, interact with, display, and disseminate the data. In essence, FRED helps users tell their data stories. The purpose of this article is to guide the potential (or current) FRED user through the various aspects and tools of the database.

Remote Access


Becky Smith

Associate Professor, BIS Librarian

Accountancy, tax, management, information systems, international business, finance, business history, and academic business education. Business collections strategist, GA and staff supervisor/mentor, SDC Platinum research and business time-series dataset discovery expert. Email:

Schedule Appointment

Carissa Philips

Associate Professor, Business & Finance Librarian

Areas of expertise: data sources for business research (companies, industries, economies, markets) and social science research such as business databases, government information, ICPSR, and Hathi Trust Digital Library holdings; student consulting groups; data purchase; data discovery and access

Schedule Appointment

UIUC Campus Trading Challenge

The challenge runs from March 1 – March 31
The trading challenge is now ready! It will not begin until March 1, but you can go in and sign up, and start to try some courses and simulators to get ready.

You should use to setup your free account and register to join the challenge. The challenge is set up for individuals and not as teams. So anyone wanting to work as a ‘team’ should use a single log-in. 

Joining Challenges Guide
Trading Simulator User Guide

Participant promotional code: uiucspring22
If you have any issues with registering a free CME Login account please contact the support team below.

United States +1 312 456 1560
Europe +44 20 3379 3802
Asia +65 6593 5536

If you have any problems with the challenge environment you can contact and CC: for help.

Learn industry-leading finance and business tools

The Market Lab teaches more than 200 instructional workshops and bootcamps each year to University of Illinois students. Become a future finance leader with workshops designed to give you hands-on exposure to industry-leading tools like Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Tableau, and more.

Register for a workshop       Register for a bootcamp

Get certified to gain a competitive edge

Exposure to and competency with business and finance tools will provide you with unique skill sets to differentiate yourself in the workplace and become a business leader.

Get certified

Join the team

We are seeking self-motivated incoming sophomores with a passion for financial markets and a desire to learn. The knowledge and skills you gain will help you stand out when recruiting and working.

Apply to be a fellow

Consulting Hours:

Tuesday: 5 - 7:30 PM

Wednesday: 5 - 7:30 PM or 7-8:30 PM

Thursday: 5 - 7:30 PM

Friday: 12 - 2 PM, 2:30 - 5 PM

Sunday: 12 - 2:30 PM, 2:30 - 5 PM

Regular Hours



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