Updated: Aug 31, 2019
Thanks for your interest in CASH Club. CASH Club is made up of a group of driven students looking to form a budding community of fellow investors and entrepreneurs. Our goal is to reduce the stigma surrounding investing in the stock market, and we hope to create a culture of learning that prepares us for the future to come.
CASH Club began as the Corporate Analysts of Shepton High (a name I proudly came up myself). We had initially come up with Shepton High Investment Team, but that spells out something undesirable. The idea came to us during freshman year, when we wanted to start an investment club at school. When the 2018-2019 school year finally rolled around, we initially had a team of four or five officers at Shepton and held our meetings in one of our math teacher's classrooms. Our club spread through word-of-mouth, and we soon grew in size. Here we are at our first meeting.
Our first year had its ups and downs, but I would say we did a fair job. We made presentation slides with curriculum we developed (often the weekend before our Friday meeting dates), and we had a good time sharing our interest in finance. Members and officers alike held candid discussions about the news, politics, and economy, though some of the things we said seem silly in retrospect. (I, for one, kept saying a recession would strike by the end of the year. It never did.)
In the summer of 2019, CASH Club expanded to around a dozen schools altogether. We did not expect there to be such a demand, but several students from other schools had contacted us asking if they could start a branch of their own at their school. Personally, I was a little intimidated by the sheer volume of it all, but our team (especially Shivam) did a phenomenal job spreading the word of CASH Club and connecting our club to new places.
We hope to achieve a lot this school year and continue to do what we enjoy. Stay tuned for news on special events, guest speakers, and crazy parties coming up soon.