What I Learned About Investing at 12 Years Old

August 8, 2018
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When I was 12 years old I participated in the first school-sponsored stock market game throughout the country. Our team was given a fictitious $100,000 and we had 10 weeks to invest the money. We competed against hundreds of other teams throughout the state of Minnesota.

My friends and I eventually found an investment opportunity in a company that was in our own backyard, growing fast and in an emerging industry. To some, the idea seemed risky. To us, we saw little risk as we were practically in last place…