Buy Young, Sell Young

Playing the stock market, sometimes with real money, has become the new pastime for kids

His buddies were intrigued by Microsoft after the antitrust ruling, so he went online to snap up stock. The price jumped $20 a share. It was a classic case of right place, right time. Except that Jason Marchione is not your classic investor. His lucky tip came in the middle of fifth-grade computer class. "There's that famous quote," says Jason, 11. "Buy low. Sell high. Make mad dough."

Once upon a time, the eyes glued to financial news would have had to wear bifocals. But the stock market, like sex, is no longer just adult fare. The Internet pumps quotes, research...

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