How I learned to read — and trade stocks — in prison | Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll


Financial literacy isn’t a skill — it’s a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Caroll knows the power of a dollar. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade stocks, and now he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money.

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  1. it's crazy, when he uses body language he gestures from left to right, as if we're reading what he says

    he is a professional public speaker for sure

  2. Oh this is good. How can our children go through school and leave financially illiterate? A waste of 12 years.

  3. Guys take note… This is what self education does… not education from public school but SELF taught education.

    This guy was in prison and he was at most disadvantage compared to us all but yet he picked up and learned stocks (average person does not even know anything about stocks) … and this man taught himself and is now way ahead…

    And most of us in our comfortable homes complain complain… even when we have internet, more resources and complain…

    Having the right MENTALITY will lift you up regardless of your background. Take note people. This is how it's done.

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  5. Basically, this should be taught all throughout school years. Instead of teaching crap that people do not need once graduation. Kids graduating from high school have no idea how to create a budget, file their taxes, manage their money or any of the other major financial information they should have.

  6. So… umm… how did he learn to trade stocks? What sort of ROI did he achieve? Did he just learn that there are stocks, which the public can buy, and then buy them? 😀

  7. This man is proof that we truly need to reform our prison system. A great example would be Norway, Bloomberg did did a nice piece on their prison system.


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