Our host, Jane Street CEO Sandor Lehoczky, explains the basics of finance to IS 318 chess team students.
We watch traders in action.
Sandor explains why they play bughouse every day at Jane Street: bughouse teaches players to evaluate many complex pieces of information simultaneously, make quick and on-going judgments about which factors are the most important, and requires teamwork and flexible but accurate thinking.
At 4, when the markets close, we take a walk around lower Manhattan and climb on some sculptures.
We return for pizza and bughouse.
Anthony plays against Sandor; Ariel watches.
Alexis and Danny beat everyone.
On the ride home, everyone decided to work really hard in math class and become stock traders when they grow up. The highlight of the trip for me was overhearing one kid say to his friend, "I wish today would last forever."
Huge thanks to Sandor and everyone at Jane Street for an incredibly fun and educational day.
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