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Welcome to Investments 101

Investments 101 is an unprecedented opportunity for business-minded teens to explore the ups and downs of the stock market  amidst the current global turmoil. What is happening with investors’ stocks? What are the day-to-day fluctuations? How would a savvy business person navigate the terrain right now? What does the future look like for big and small business? Under the leadership of Jerry Porter, a lecturer of Economics at Northeastern University and Babson College with 20 years’ experience at Fidelity Investments, students will learn both the basics of investing and how the global economy has been turned on its head throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

And if you’re interested in becoming an Investment Banker? This is the program for you. Investment bankers work notoriously long hours – the compensation, however, can be breathtaking. First year analysts can expect to make $100-150,000 a year. At 3-6 years, “all-in” (including bonuses) compensation averages $410,000, with a range from $250,000 to $1,000,000. Department heads average an astonishing $2.5 million per year! 

WHAT WILL STUDENTS DO?

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Watch the stock market in real time! Which stock would you buy? Would you take any risks? How do you know when to make a move? “Invest” money and see who earns the most! How will you do this for real one day if you never practice?

Could there BE a more fascinating time to study the market? This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to delve into an era that will go down in the history books AS IT HAPPENS. How will businesses and stocks recover from this?!

Are you going to be an investment banker one day? Explore the career options now! This is your shot to ask a wildly successful businessman for his insider scoop. How will YOU land a job that earns big money one day?

We are living through history. When will the numbers go up again? Will the markets also have to wait for a vaccine?

Who is teaching?

Jerry Porter earned his MBA from Babson College, the top Entrepreneurship school in the country for 21 years running. He went on to join Fidelity Investments, where his skillset lent itself to several roles. During his twenty year tenure, Jerry was an institutional block trader, manager, trainer, and company spokesperson. Following his time at Fidelity, Jerry became a full-time lecturer in Economics at Northeastern University and a part-time lecturer at Babson College. He is also a successful public speaker, focusing on current economic issues and institutional trading.

Student Comments for Jerry Porter

“I really love the program. I learned a lot from my teacher. Jerry provided me with advice on financial careers and so on. The course was interactive and helpful at the same time.”

“I liked the many competitions that we had. The activities that we did were really teaching us a lot.”

“This program helped me to think like a businessperson and learn how a business can thrive.”

When & Where?

Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00-8:00 pm EST
June 8 – July 3
Sessions are held remotely via videoconference. 

Price & Registration

4 weeks, 2 sessions per week: $599

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