Whiz Kid and the $72 Million Question

Does it make sense? That's the first question everyone should ask about anything related to finance.

Could a high-school kid beat the high-speed traders?

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Hindsight is 20-20. This has certainly been the case with that recent New York magazine story about a teenage trading genius who told a reporter that he had amassed a $72 million fortune in the stock market while attending high school. 

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