Last Monday the Year 11 Economics students welcomed Ms Felicity Cooper from Cooper Wealth Management, who spoke to the students about a number of aspects of the Australian Share-market. Ms Cooper is a past student of Somerset who graduated in 1992.
The presentation also included a discussion on the current state of the Australian economy, the ups and downs of working in the financial industry and what potential employers are looking for in young graduates.
The main focus of the presentation was, however, the Australian Share-market, a topic the students are undertaking at the moment as a part of the Year 11 Economics course. Particular attention was paid to the techniques and approach to building an appropriate share portfolio and being able to gauge the performance and worth of a company’s shares through an analysis of that company’s financial ratios.
The class would once again like to thanks Ms Cooper for taking the time to present to the class and to Mrs Sally Leslie who organised the visit.
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