You can say all you want about kids nowadays but every once in a while a kid, obviously raised right, surfaces and renews our faith in the world.

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You've probably heard about the amateur investors from the Reddit forum "Wall Street Bets".  For the last several days, they've been raising holy hell with wealthy hedge funds. How, you may ask?  Pretty much by beating them at their own game.

A 20 year old engineering student from Stillwater, Hunter Kahn, was lucky enough to cash in big on the GameStop stock manipulation.  Hunter used some of his "earnings" to buy 6 Nintendo Switch consoles and games to the Children's Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.

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“I love video games. I know it would be terrible being a kid in a hospital with like no joy helping them through.” said Kahn.  “A lot of people are saying that this is somewhat like a transfer of power, but if the money’s going from here just to the other side, there’s no difference if we just are acting the same way as the people that we’re criticizing,” Kahn said. “It’s important that we don’t become men in suits ourselves, and use our money for good.”

After his brief but profitable investment adventure, you'd think Hunter would maybe have an interest in finance but you would be incorrect.  Hunter wants to be an engineer and someday build spaceships for Elon Musk.


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