By: ASHLEY COX
For students interested in learning how to invest in stocks and how to make money, the new investment club does just that.
The investment club is a new student organization at IU South Bend that anyone can join to learn more about how to buy stocks and gain money.
New to IUSB, the investment club is run by senior Hanah Gerencer.
The investment club has $20,000 split between four groups. Each group has $5,000 to choose whatever stocks they want to invest in to see if they can make more money at the end of the year.
Mark Bradford, creator of the club and faculty member of Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, has been trying to get some type of investment class or club at IU South Bend for years.
“I think this class should be taught at IU South Bend and they are not teaching it as far as I know,” Bradford said.
The investment club is taught by Bradford, but the faculty advisor for the club is Sean Hottois.
The overall goal for the club is to learn how to invest in stocks and to earn money.
“I am hoping this carries on after I leave. I am hoping it continues,” Gerencer said.
As of right now, the club has invested in four stocks: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Zoetis, Inc. (ZTS), Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) and Global X Uranium EFT (URA).
Meetings are every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The location is still to be determined.