Investor Spotlight: Meet our Voleo Student Equity Trading Competition Ambassador | Walt Lafky

 Lauren Wilson

November 12, 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 Walt Lafky

Walt Lafky

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

A: “I have always been passionate about global capital markets. The idea of creating wealth and benefiting others with that wealth has always been a leading factor in how I conduct my investment's; time, capital, and intelligence. I have a fairly extensive background with investing in capital markets, from futures, to equity, I have explored majority of the markets."

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

A:  “My go to investment strategy would be to invest in entities that you see in a different view on. If you see something that has not been pointed out by institutions or other retail investors, flip the majority thesis and take a whole different view on creating wealth within that entity."

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

A: "Every point of information that you can process will ultimately make yourself more valuable. Don't get discouraged by a bad return, take a look at the knowledge you gained and understand the value there."

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

A: "I think Voleo is a very innovative product and platform that has the potential to re-shape investing. With a combination of social and educational investing, they could add a large number of retail investors over the coming years."

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

A: " 'What did you do today to make yourself more valuable than yesterday?'  -attribution unknown"


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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!).