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SPECIAL FOR THE AJT//

Three Yeshiva Atlanta students – seniors Jake Belinky and Ethan Solomon and junior Ezra Weener – together finished second in Yeshiva University’s 6th-annual Sy Syms School of Business Stock Market Challenge.

The Stock Market Challenge is, simply put, quite a challenge. Students receive $500,000 in a virtual brokerage account, then use this virtual cash to manage a portfolio – including stocks, options, futures, bonds, mutual funds, currencies and other securities from more than 20 global exchanges – via a simulation program for the duration of the class.

The YA team, in the words of the judges, achieved “a remarkable 3.03 percent gain, equaling a total of  $1,303,123.40.” And in doing so, the trio won $500 in cash for themselves.

In congratulating the accomplishments of the YA team, Mr. Michael Strauss, YU’s Associate Director of Student Advising and Administration, wrote:

“We at Sy Syms think it is extraordinary that your students have decided to participate in our challenge. We look forward to your school’s future participation in the Stock Market Challenge.”