Investor Spotlight: Meet our Voleo Student Equity Trading Competition Ambassador | Priscilla Garcia

 Lauren Wilson

November 14, 2019

The 2019/20 Voleo Student Equity Competition Sponsored by Nasdaq has started! From November 1st to February 29th, University and College students from across the US will compete to make the best returns with a $1 million simulated portfolio.  Not signed up yet? Don't fret! New teams can be created until November 15th, learn how to register here.

One of our favorite parts of the competition is learning from the brilliant minds of student investors. Their passion for financial literacy, investing and personal growth is inspiring! 

Over the competition, we will share and highlight our Ambassadors who are leading from the front at their school.  We've asked them some questions about investing experience, stock strategies, and advice to fellow participants, investors, and students.

Meet Priscilla Garcia  

Q: How did you get involved with investing? How much investing experience would you say you have to date?

A: “In highschool, I became involved with DECA which introduced me to the world of finance and investing. Now in University, I joined the Pace Investment Club in my freshman year which has really broadened my experience with investing strategies. Now a Junior, I am proud to be the Treasurer of the club and also enjoyed my experience as Secretary."

Q: What’s your go-to investing strategy? Do you have any particular companies or industries that you’re drawn to?

A:  “I'm drawn to the Technology and Finance industries. Technology is becoming increasingly more important in Finance and I enjoy finding those companies that are innovating with that intersect. I focus a lot on baking, real estate, and IT services."

Q: If you could give other investors one tip, what would it be?

A: "Start with small investments with companies your passionate about and have knowledge of."

Q: Why did you choose to join the Voleo Student Equity Competition?

A: "When I spoke with the Voleo team about the contest I was intrigued by the opportunity to expand my investing network across other schools."

Q: Any favourite investors, investing books or investing quotes you'd like to share?

A: "Ray Dalio. What inspires me most about him is his Principles for Graduates and his passion to support graduates to make better life decisions and build their career."

 

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Thank you to our ambassadors for sharing their insight and wisdom with us! More will be highlighted as the competition unfolds. We wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to seeing you on the leaderboard!

Interested in joining the Voleo Student Equity Competition Sponsored by Nasdaq? There’s still time to sign up! Simply download the Voleo SimuTrader app and form your investment club with 3 or more peers!

(P.S. If you’re a current participant and would be interested in doing a Q&A or guest blog with Voleo, feel free to reach out to us via email - we would be delighted to hear from you!).