Carol Wu (Age 14)
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How did you hear about the Investment Competition?
A friend of my dad told him about this competition, who in turn told me about it.
How much investing experience do you have?
Before hearing about this competition? Nothing! Imagine how confused I had been reading through the glossary of terms Explorer Hop had sent out before the competition, when I had yet to learn the definition of a dividend! I often had to turn to YouTube and Investopedia. Perhaps my success so far has been garnered from quite some luck, but only time will tell.
What are you hoping to get from participating in the competition?
This is meant to be a new experience for me, having never touched the world of investments and stock markets in my life. It’s a chance to trying trading and investing, without fear of losing real cash.
What would you say to inspire other kids to learn about investing?
I can’t speak for those who attend investment classes or have experience in real world investing, but personally, there’s no harm in trying something new. Perhaps you will enjoy it, perhaps you will not, but if you have the time, just try it. Investing gives new insight on how this world’s markets work, in addition to teaching kids to assess risk vs. reward and what to take into consideration when making decisions about money.
What other hobbies do you have?
The one constant interest I’ve had throughout my life is mathematics. Other things change day by day, week by week, year by year, but lately I have enjoyed drawing, writing, watching old cartoons and movies (Garfield, Looney Tunes, Home Alone, etc.), and ping pong