The following post was written by our summer intern, Avery. We enjoyed having such a sharp, energetic, and well-adjusted young man help us with various projects and share his fresh perspectives. We wish him lots of success in his senior year of high school and all future endeavors.
My name is Avery Bicks. I am seventeen years old, and I attend the Collegiate School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. After taking an introductory course in Macroeconomics during the fall of my junior year, I immediately became interested in learning more about the economy and different investment strategies. My desire and need for more knowledge became more pronounced when my friends and I signed up for the stockmarketgame.org, where we saw our portfolio, well, crash and burn. Despite my shortcomings in the stock market game, I wanted an opportunity to learn from the best in order to sample the real business world and learn more about investing. Fortunately, this summer I was able to intern at Runnymede Capital Management where Sam, Andy, and Chris taught me more about portfolio mangement and the economy than I could learn in a whole year of school. Here are three major points that I took away from my time at Runnymede this summer.