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Jess Schultz

Jess Schultz

Age: 35
Graduated in 2002
Major: Political science
Hometown: Oshkosh, WI
Currently: Trader/trading operations at an investment firm

With hopes to manage money and help others navigate through the investment world, Schultz said his political science classes increased his knowledge about the world market.  “Understanding the political process is the basis of understanding how to negotiate the twists and turns that political policies will have on market prices,” Schultz said. “The courses that  I took at UW Oshkosh have been a great benefit to me in this part of my career.”  

Schultz said most people think of investing at an individual level with retirement savings and how the domestic economy affects those investments, but he said they should be looking more at the policies that affect their investments.  “Money flows across borders more easily than it ever has as the global economy becomes more and more tied together by the Internet,” Schultz said. “Investors today need to be more aware of policies or political issues taking place abroad if they are to maintain an awareness of how it will affect them individually.”  

The political environment in the U.S. is becoming more and more divided with less and less civility every day, according to Schultz.  “I can think of no greater time to understand the political process than now because without a strong understanding of the political foundation, it is easy to get caught up in the political rhetoric,” Schultz said. “Having a firm footing in political theory, the political process and political history will provide a solid platform to evaluate the proposals that are being debated in the halls of the current government.”

by Ledwell, Brian A last modified Jul 10, 2013 02:52 PM
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