47 0 0 0 13 6. 500, opened a brokerage account in his name, and told him investing money at a young age buy some stocks. If the stocks went down, her kid would be likely to conclude that investing is a sucker’s game and avoid the market altogether.

If the stocks went up, he’d think he was a genius and start placing bigger, bolder bets. Which could be an even worse problem. Now, I do think kids should learn about investing. They just need to be taught what really matters, and they need to be taught in ways that correspond to their age and their interests.