Young Investors Society teaches students important investment strategies

The Young Investors Society is a branch of the international organization.

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The Young Investors Society is a branch of the international organization.

The Young Investors Society is a new club with a goal of teaching students investing strategies and attracting young investors at school. 

The club, created by President and [grade] Sai Mandhan, is a branch of the Young Investors Society organization, which is a national non-profit organization in schools all across the country. The goal of the organization is to encourage students to start investing by teaching them strategies that they will be able to use throughout their life. “[I] wanted to find other people at school who were just as interested in investing as I was,” Madhan said.

Young Investors Society is an international organization that is in over 1000 schools across 24 different countries. According to the Society’s website, students from across the world consider it a life-changing experience. The goal of the club is similar to the goal of the organization, which is to educate students about investing and general financial literacy. 

A concern for Mandhan was finding members.  “Finding members was hard at first, getting people to find your club can be difficult,” Mandhan said.

We have had a very good turnout, lots of friends have helped spread the word of the club.”

— Sai Mandhan

However, there has been no shortage of students eager to learn about investing or sharing their strategies. The club has meetings every other Thursday in room 141, and there are currently over 40 members. “We have had a very good turnout, lots of friends have helped spread the word of the club,” Mandhan said.

The bi-weekly meetings are where most of the discussions about the market and investing strategies take place. At meetings they discuss investment opportunities and investments they have made. The club wants to be a welcoming place where everyone can join regardless of their investing knowledge or experience. 

One person who has helped Mandhan get the club off its feet is junior and Vice President of membership Peter Stanton-Shepherd. Similarly to Mandhan, Stanton-Shepherd saw the club as an opportunity to find other students who have an interest in investing like he does. Stanton-Shepherd’s job puts him in charge of recruiting new members.

Another important person in helping to get the club going is junior and Vice President of Public Relations Alex Negussie. Negussie first heard about the club when it was still in its infancy and wanted to join because of his interest in investing. Negussie’s job entails interacting “with our members to make sure everyone is having a good time and ask if they have any suggestions to make that would benefit the club,” Negussie said.