Loyola Virtual Exchange

About Us

Our goal is to ensure fair and orderly trading and provide an open source community where students can learn and share new ideas.


It all started as a group project for our Open Source Computing course Spring 2018, at Loyola University of Chicago. That spring everyone was mesmerized with Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and their incredible performance in March Madness. Loyola’s campus was embellished with flags cheering on the team and every single student were dazed with pride. The Ramblers got up to the final four.

The idea behind Loyola Virtual Exchange was to embrace the incredible energy and competitive nature of our students while encouraging, collaborating and sharing ideas. Students can create their own hedge funds or just work individually. They can negotiate new rules and develop great leadership skills.

We want to establish a community where young developers can interact and collaborate with each other. Open Source allows us to create, test, and debug together. Such practice will lead to better quality software and documentation.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is the Loyola-Virtual-Exchange?

    • Loyola-Virtual-Exchange is an open source exchange simulator that uses the FIX Protocol.
  • Which software license is Loyola-Virtual-Exchange licensed under?

    • Loyola-Virtual-Exchange is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0. Refer to the license document for more information.
  • Which platforms does Loyola-Virtual-Exchange support?

    • Loyola-Virtual-Exchange is actively tested and supported on various 64 bit versions of Windows (7 and up) and macOS.
  • Who made Loyola-Virtual-Exchange?

    • Group6 from COMP312/412 course. The list of contributors can be found on GitHub.
  • How do I report a bug?

    • On the project's Github page under the issues tab please submit a new issue ticket with a descriptive but brief subject line. In the main body please provide adequate information for contributors to solve the issue.
  • Who do I talk to?

    • Repo owner or admin
    • Other community members or team contact


Our team


Team Leader

Matthew Goldsmith


Eric Lymberopoulos


Yang Li


Chris Elliott


Yonathon Gordon