He's not old enough to get a driver's licence, buy cigarettes or vote, but
Julian Marchese has emerged a budding stock-market guru after eight years of feeding his passion for the numbers.
The 14-year-old from Mississauga trades stocks online, gives advice on YouTube, co-hosts a radio show about trading, and has a subscription to Forbes
But his introduction to the markets came at the age of six, when he read the investment self-help staple, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Two years later, when he
saw the movie Trading Places, he knew what he wanted to do with his life.
"Since then, really, I was hooked," Julian said. "I wanted to be one of those traders."
To that end, he has taken stock-trading courses and is the youngest to graduate from the Online Trading Academy.
"I don’t see him as a prodigy. I just see him as my son," Julian’s father, Marcello Marchsese, said on Thursday.
"I think what (Julian's mother) Jacqueline and I have taught him is if you really want something you have to go after it.”