Check out this Wall Street Journal article on Brandon Conley, a 14 year old investment fund manager. Sure, he’s only running $5000 but the kid has style. Check out the threads.
Brandon got the idea to start the fund in November when he took a financial-literacy course. As part of the program, he and other students had to develop their own business plans. One student wanted to open a skateboard shop. Brandon, who became interested in markets with a virtual-reality game called Neopets and was setting up mock stock portfolios by the age of 12, wanted to start his own investment fund. “It blew me away,” says Jay Ellis, a regional manager of Washington Mutual in Manhattan and the course instructor.
In six months, Brandon says he has increased the value of his fund — which consists of money he earned fixing neighbors’ computers and contributions from his uncles — by some 30%, to about $5,000.
But the kid “idolizes” Cramer. So he’s still got a lot to learn. A lot.
But then again, he’s only 14. How many of you wish you had hit the Street running at that age? I know I do.
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