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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:55 pm

Clubs: Investors Club

Time: Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p
Place: Room 221
Sponsor: Kevin Murley
At the helm of the Investors Club is Entrepreneurship teacher Kevin Murley, who teaches students the secrets of the stock market.

Murley stresses that the club name is not synonymous with "math nerds." A group of fantasy sports-obsessed seniors founded the club last year when they wanted to take their hobby to a new medium. The two are not dissimilar, Murley says. In fact, many hobbies involve concepts that can be applied to the stock market. Therefore, the seven to ten members tend not to be the stereotypical math magnet students, but motivated students familiar with math whose interest in money goes beyond the Entrepreneurship class. Being in the entrepreneurship academy is not a requirement, but those who stay are committed to their study of the stock market.

Murley supplies the group with the tools and five grand of his own money to invest, and through experience, "they learn how to analyze companies, invest stock and manage portfolios." At a typical meeting, Murley teaches and demonstrates topics, as well as predicts stock market patterns. Students research and debate the value of different companies’ stock.

Investors Club members sometimes have the opportunity to participate in Entrepreneurship Academy field trips, such as the upcoming November trip to New York City. Students will visit the city's wholesale district and will be given $50 to purchase items and make a profit by reselling them to their peers.

Club beat by Sophie Schwadron