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What #majors are directly related to #jobs related to manipulating the #stock market?

I want to have a job involving the stock market and buying and selling stocks, but I’m not sure what i should study in college that will help.

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Adrienne’s Answer

If you are interested in stocks, I would recommend majoring in either finance, accounting, economics, or even math or computer science. These majors will give you the math/financial experience that you need when applying for these positions. To trade you have to be good at calculating numbers and interest for money.
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Eric’s Answer

It depends on what you want to work at and what do you want to do?

If you want to work at one of the big financial institutions, a background in Finance, Math or Computer Engineering will definitely help. Majors in economics, business, statistics or similar fields are acceptable too
But what is going to stand out is the project that you were involved with that helped with predicting the market, or XYZ in the financial market as that will open's the recruiter's eyes as to the potential in hiring you. Also use that to get an internship at the big companies.

Eric recommends the following next steps:

Focus on a financial project to stand out
Have good knowledge and passion in finance/statistics
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