STOCK MARKET: The Pro and the Cons

Besides cold cash, anyone with ideas about making money in the stock market needs to spend quite a bit of time studying the past performance and future prospects of companies in which he would like to invest. Even when they have the cash, not too many people have the time; among the few who do are men who happen to be in prison. So three years ago, Ira Distenfield, a 26-year-old stockbroker who has studied criminology, began teaching investment courses to inmates of the Stateville Prison in Joliet, Ill., and Chicago's Cook...

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