What is G.I.F.T.?
Girls Investment Finance & Trading (G.I.F.T.) is a weekly after school club for all middle schoolers who identify as womxn, including cisgender, transgender, and non-binary people who are interested in finance. Like other fields, Finance is male-dominated, and even at Fieldston we see this gender gap, which is often quite discouraging. G.I.F.T. is a supportive space for individuals who are traditionally left out of finance to pursue their interests in the field. In this club, we will learn about how the market works through lessons as well as using an online stock market simulator called MarketWatch. The end goal of the club will be for everyone to track one stock they are interested and report its growth and reasons to invest at the end of the year in the form of a presentation.
Market watch is a virtual stock market simulator where students have their own virtual portfolio. Students will trade stocks and gain real world experience!