Friday, April 9, 2010

Donation Lets TTU Students Experience Wall Street

Thanks to a major donation by Nashville investment manager L.O. "Buzz" Heidtke and others, Tennessee Tech University students studying finance in the College of Business now have their own trading room to simulate the activities of a real-life investment firm. From Cookeville, students have access to the same research, analysis and information tools to buy and sell stocks as any top-notch Wall Street investment firm. Inside the new $150,000 Heidtke Trading Room, students manage three investment funds using the latest technology available. Finance professors utilize the latest teaching tools along with real-time market data to teach class. Students can view the rise and fall of stock exchanges worldwide, commodities, currencies, individual funds or sets of funds, and market newsfeeds from a wall of high definition television screens.