30 July 2014 Volume :2 Issue :40

Students Get Tips on Successful Trading and Investment Strategies

Students Get Tips on Successful Trading and Investment Strategies
Mr Simon Brown delivering his presentation.

Finance students were enriched with knowledge on trading, profitable investments and investment strategies by Investor Mr Simon Brown at a seminar hosted by UKZN’s Finance Society

The Seminar was one of many events planned by the Society aimed at ensuring its members are aware of the latest business trends as well as to create a link between academia and the business world. 

Brown’s presentation titled: “Trade to Trade Well”, detailed aspects of how to grow money and build an investment portfolio. He also provided tips on trading. 

The presentation is part of Brown’s free online university, JustOneLap.com, which features teachings and courses on Standard Online Share Trading including Trade to Trade Well (psychology of trading) and Trading Index Futures (a hands on course) and ad-hoc courses and talks on various money/trading/investing related subjects. 

Brown told participants at the seminar: ‘Trading requires you to know the market which means you have to use resources such as the internet to keep up to date while you also need to be money-wise about your investments. I did not study finance like you but through empowering myself with knowledge and being passionate about investing and trading, I have managed to succeed and you can do the same.’  

Brown’s presentation - a perfect balance of theory concepts and real-life experiences - led to Society members, who are mostly third and fourth year Finance students, asking questions related to what they have learned in lectures. 

Society President Mr Hamza Goolam-Mahomed said they are planning more events of this nature especially those geared towards internships and graduate programmes. 

‘We are very grateful to Simon Brown for taking time out of his schedule and sharing his wealth of trading and investment knowledge with us. It was an invaluable experience for those who attended. We are indeed planning more events and we especially look forward to having Simon come back, and people can email Katrina or myself to get the details and be put on our mailing list,’ he said.  

To become a member send an email to: hamzagoolam@gmail.com or katrinacumming@hotmail.com 

Thandiwe Jumo

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