The Short Seller

Get ready for the seventh grade day trader.

It all starts when Lindy Sachs is granted one hundred dollars and access to her father’s online stock trading account to alleviate her boredom while she’s home from school sick.

Lindy learns something quickly–she is very, very good at e-trading. Her one hundred dollars soon becomes two hundred dollars. Then four hundred. Then more.

With trading talent and access to her parents’ savings, the opportunity to make some real dough is too tempting to pass up. In fact, with how well Lindy’s own stocks are doing, it would be a disservice to not invest it all.


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