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Bucket List – Being the Smartest Dad and Facebook

I am in Boulder at the Big Data conference and I had the most amazing text experience with my 14 year old daughter, Rachel.

Rachel has her very own Fidelity account and owns a few stocks at the moment which I talk about ocassionally.

Most recently, she texted me from class a few weeks ago when $FB was at $28 to buy her 100 shares (update-she sold half at 31.80)

She has the Stocktwits iPhone app and has her watchlist and checks it a few times a day because she feels connected to what I do for a living.

Here is a screenshot of yesterday’s exchange after she had checked her watchlist:

I am so proud of my daughter and thrilled she is taking the markets seriously and trying to learn the language.

I refuse to believe in the Wall Street mantra that people can’t do this stuff themselves.

Go Rachel.

  • http://www.ivanhoff.com ivanhoff

    great job. you mean $28, not $38

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      thx. fixed. she would kill me for the accounting/typo error :)

  • http://twitter.com/cselland Chris Selland

    awesome

  • http://twitter.com/blkbird1 Don

    Do you think she would be able to help me with my trading?

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      yes…do less is the starting point

  • http://www.feed.us RacerRick

    When is she starting her hedgefund?

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      she runs the one you are already invested in. with cramer’s wife.

  • BubbaShrimp

    Thanks…but I’m more interested in what your dachshund thinks about PETM.

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      pets are winners…just have to choose the stocks that benefit wisely

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