MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Shelby County Trustee's Office granted scholarships to several urban youth to attend the Young Wall Street Traders camp at the University of Memphis Fogleman College of Business' Cook Trading Lab this summer.
The boot camp culminated this week, when students earned sought-after Bloomberg certifications usually offered at prestigious universities like Harvard and Cornell.
During the three-week boot camp, 9th-12th graders learned how the stock market can be a viable form of entrepreneurship through concepts of stock charting, research, trading strategies, algorithms, and coding.
"I couldn't be prouder of these students for taking advantage of a program like Young Wall Street Traders," Shelby County Trustee David C. Lenoir said. "They received a world-class experience, learning how to trade on the stock market and earning a Bloomberg certification."
The camp included a trading challenge where students received prizes for implementing trading strategies.
Local financial experts Staley Cates, President of Southeastern Asset Management and Floyd Tyler, President of Preserver Partners also shared their expertise with the students.
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