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Kids Rock The Market: Magnetar’s Trading Challenge Brings Financial Education To High Schools Blog,Feature,John Lothian Newsletter

When you enter Chicago’s Navy Pier Grand Ballroom for the Magnetar Team Challenge, something feels right – about education, about learning, about our kids and our future. Inside the beautiful and towering landmark space, 34 high schools brought 48 teams and more than 400 students to compete for the best high school trading team in the Chicagoland area. Each team of five to seven students huddled around computer screens at each table to plan and execute a trading strategy on an undefined previous trading period using $100,000 in a simulated stock portfolio. Each team was supported by teachers plus more…

What Education Does: How The Financial Industry Can Shape Young Minds And Our Industry’s Future Blog,Feature,MWEd,Mwiki

Coming off two weeks of MarketsWiki Education sessions, it’s time to stop and look at education. It’s hard to believe, but most schools – and let’s stick with high schools in the Chicago area – do not have a financial education program built into their curriculum. What a shame. We demand that kids study, build a foundation to master a subject, and excel in their careers, but almost never teach them how to manage the money they earn. Chicago Public Schools is aiming to change that beginning this fall, with a new requirement that all of its students take a…