Wall Street on West Peachtree

This one-week day camp for high school students has four components: financial literacy, investing, hedging and trading. Financial literacy includes the basics of personal finance, including planning, taxes, debt avoidance and wealth building. The investing portion introduces the student to investing strategies that have worked over time. The hedging module introduces the student to derivative securities and how those securities have been used for speculation or protection. Finally, the trading portion introduces the student to the mechanics of trading stocks, bonds and other securities. The student is taught how to read charts, how to place market or limit orders, how to set up stop losses, and how the major markets operate. The students will spend the week constructing and analyzing their own portfolios using state-of-the-art analysis and trading tools.