Mark R. Shenkman Trading Center
The Mark R. Shenkman Trading Center, donated by Mark R. Shenkman '61, offers students the opportunity to use a state-of-the-art facility to engage in an active research and trading experience in order to gain understanding of the global financial environment.
In addition, the real-time applications of the center give more opportunities for students to see the interconnectedness of their actions to others and how decisions made by them and by global institutions can have profound effects on local and international populations.
"The creation of this new facility, which is as contemporary as you can find in anyplace in the U.S., is also harkening back to the traditions of the Academy and of Wesleyan University as it connects individual development and the public sphere."
~Wesleyan University President, Michael Roth
Bloomberg terminal installed in Mark R. Shenkman Trading Center
On September 5, 2012 WMA installed a Bloomberg terminal at the Mark R. Shenkman Trading Center becoming the first prep school and the only high school in the nation to have a bloomberg terminal. Students will now be able to access proprietary and public information/media, to enhance, supplement or develop salient research focused on world business news both current and archived.
The terminal gives students access to 55,000 news stories daily, and allows them to gain experience similar to that of 350 Colleges across the country.
Classes Taught in the Shenkman Trading Center
- Introduction to Market Economies
- Portfolio Management
- Honors Stock Market Analysis
- Social Entrepreneurship
- AP Macroeconomics
- Honors Microeconomics
Hardware and Software
- 16 computer stations with dual monitor displays
- 2 65" High definition LCD monitors
- LED dynamic stock ticker
- Stocktrak market simulation software
- Bloomberg Terminal