Investing in Stocks: Make a Summer Investment

The Eberhardt School of Business is offering an Investing in Stocks Camp designed to provide a broad introduction to investments, to explore career paths related to investing and to gain the tools to begin a personal investment plan. In this two-week program, students will be provided with a foundation in global financial markets and investment decision-making to better understand how and why financial markets impact our daily lives.

Business student

Students will attend and participate in investment-focused presentations given by students from the Eberhardt Student Investment Fund, faculty from the Eberhardt School of Business, and Eberhardt School alumni in the financial management sector. Students will be able to build their capabilities in the Eberhardt School’s Financial Markets Center, which is equipped with Bloomberg terminals.

Planned Topics

Course topics will likely include:

  • Global Financial Markets and Efficiency
  • Stocks, Bonds and Commodities
  • The Federal Reserve, Economic Cycles
  • Valuation Styles and Quantitative Analysis
  • Money, Banking and Cycles
  • Other Investment Types
  • Careers in Finance
SIF Students
Ben Carlston
Faculty Lead

Dr. Ben Carlston will lead this course. Dr. Carlston is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Eberhardt School of Business. Dr. Carlston received his PhD. in Economics, with an emphasis on Financial Econometrics, from Duke University.

During his time at Duke University, Dr. Carlston taught undergraduate courses in Corporate Finance, Investments, and Intermediate Microeconomics. He is currently engaged in research evaluating the accuracy of several stock price volatility measures that rely on high frequency price data. His other research focuses on better understanding liquidity risk and volatility risk and their link to expected stock returns and macroeconomic variables.