The primary goal of the Investment Exploration Camp ("InvestX Camp") is to provide students with an early opportunity to explore the world of finance and strengthen their financial decision-making skills, as they pertain to the stock market. Throughout the week, students simulate the work of investors and learn a range of strategies to increase the value of their portfolios. Students will engage with the instructors and one another in problem-solving and project work using technology and data to analyze and predict economic and financial trends. After gaining a foundational understanding of investing and valuation, we will turn to its applications – investment decisions, financial markets, analyzing case studies, the role of uncertainty and risk, and mock portfolio creation. Students will also have the opportunity to connect with top finance professionals throughout the week and ask them questions.
As a result of this course, students will be able to understand the fundamental concepts of investing and evaluate the stock market using analytical tools. They will leave InvestX Camp having developed skills in market research, economic and stock analysis, and financial evaluations. Students will take away important economic tools and problem-solving skills that they will build upon throughout their life and find useful in understanding the U.S. economy. This course will be particularly suitable for those interested in the fields of investment banking, portfolio management, and financial markets.
Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of finance or economics is required. However, basic knowledge of mathmatics is expected, as well as the ability to engage in advanced middle school level reading and discussions.
Age range of InvestX Campers
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$300 for a week of valuable instruction offering an opportunity to enhance your child's understanding of financial markets and investment strategies
15 hours of hands-on instruction comprised of daily seminars, financial case studies, meetings with business professionals, investment pitches, plus 30 minutes of homework per night
In addition to the two passionate high school students leading InvestX Camp, there are many people working hard behind the scenes to ensure a successful and beneficial camp experience.The InvestX Camp Advisory Board, composed of experienced financial professionals, works to advise the camp’s curriculum. The Advisory Board’s financial expertise and wisdom helps the camp instructors best teach your student. Providing a unique camp curriculum and an opportunity to strengthen financial decision-making skills, InvestX Camp is an investment in your child's future.