How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison | Curtis 'Wall Street' Carroll

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How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison | Curtis 'Wall Street' Carroll 5

Financial literacy isn't a skill -- it's a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Caroll knows the power of a dollar. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade stocks, and now he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money.

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I wonder how many brilliant men will never know just how brilliant they are

Author — Dave Black


I hope he will be pardoned, you need this kind of men to teach young black men.

Author — Sara M


This man is truly gifted. His charisma and comfortability on stage is inspiring. I pray he gets the chance to see freedom and be used as a tool to help people in the world!!

Author — Khori Rideshare


According to another interview, he said he is "scheduled to be released, in 2020" Thank God He is Rehabilitated, Positive, Productive; and an Asset.

Author — Add Love!™


His enthusiasm and happiness about his ability to read. Brought tears to my eyes.

He is so intelligent.

Author — 林惠聰


He is up for parole this year. Hopefully, he is granted it!

Author — Marie E


What Jay-Z talked about in The Story of OJ is real. Financial literacy needs to become more popular.

Author — Toni Capone


"The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself" - Warren Buffet

Author — Adele K


Am I the only one that loves that the cameramen are prisoners learning how to operate cameras for their futures??

Author — x D


Unbelievable delivery. Most authentic TED talk I've seen.

Author — Troy Tucker


This was one of the BEST TedTalks I’ve ever watched!!!

Author — Suzette Marian


This man would we a billionaire on the streets..god bless him

Author — Michael Parker


Definitely a Ted that my high school students should watch.

Author — Jonathan Ziegler


In the right environment this guy could have been a Harvard Grad, Wall Street superstar or a top notch Young Politician

Author — Manuel Fernando


I am a 33 year old South African ex-con. I also read my first book 📖 in prison. I’m a space of 4 years, among other things I did in prison, I read over 100 books, wrote a book called, Success & Wealth through the Bible, and I learnt how to trade forex. Nice video my brother.👌

Author — Lungelo Shandu


He made me think how much money do I spend when I get emotional 🤔

Author — Shenni


I would gladly take a class lead by him, cause he speaks so clearly in a way that I can actually understand.

Author — Alex Marlin


“So I can show you how much money it really cost you every time you get emotional” buddy’s a genius.

Author — Nicflix Productions


He learned to read and trade stocks in prison. Meanwhile, US public schools barely teach economics🤔. Something is extremely wrong with the US education system. Parents in urban communities must apply for a "great school". Then wait to be chosen from a lottery. 😒

Author — Black Ceasar


Being rich is your mindset, just like Carroll he learnt how to trade stocks while behind bars while the other inmates where thinking of how to get out and commit another crime or get themselves a side hustle.He prepared his mind to learn and read stocks although trading Stocks is a challenging business without a professional manager you're lost.

Author — Paulo Antonio