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Experience is what you receive when you don't get what you want." I remembered my father's
words as I tried to postpone the coming massacre. Like during the fall of the Roman
Empire, my allies became enemies and my foes turned into partners. In fast and furious
action with property changing hands again and again, I rested my fate on the words of one
man, hoping he would rescue me from this dangerous tailspin. Don't these experts realize
the heartbreak they're inflicting on my young life? While the uncertainty of tomorrow's
attire is the most pressing concern for many seventeen-year-olds, I must worry about much
greater issues! It's August 31,the market is down over 300 points and the value of my
stock portfolio is falling fast.

Usually, whenever I mention the words stockbroker or investment other students snicker
that I'm actually interested in "that stock market stuff." My interest in investing began
when as a naive freshmen I learned that my assistant JV basketball coach Tom Wingfield
worked with Dean Witter as a stockbroker. Over the course of the season, I expressed
interest in his job, and we became inseparable. Tom became my mentor, and I absorbed every
word he spoke. Almost immediately, I became infatuated with the market and wanted to
invest every penny I have. To the delight of my fifteen-year old brother, before school I
even found myself opening the newspaper directly to the business section, giving my
brother first rights to the sports page for the first time in his life.

Hoping to soon enter the market, I worked at a nearby retirement home for several months
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