No Kidding! Teens Are Trading Big Time

But now it's biotech shares, not baseball cards

Michael Druker is a typical 13-year-old who hangs out with friends and plays basketball, tennis, and golf. But he has one passion he doesn't share with most of his peers. Every morning he wakes up at 6 a.m. to watch an hour of CNBC. At night, he reads analysts' reports and researches stocks on the Web. And at school, the Greenwich (Conn.) resident checks his stocks on his laptop when he can. Once, Druker was so bold as to execute a trade in English class while his classmates were surfing the Net for poems. It was nothing urgent. "I snuck it in," he says, adding that "it's very risky" to trade under a teacher's nose.

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