Shaikha Khamis, a student at the Zabeel Secondary School for Girls, had never invested in stocks and shares before, but in her first two weeks of trading she bagged an impressive profit of Dh107,481 (US$29,262).
That represents a return of about 10 per cent on her original investment of Dh1 million, and is the kind of performance that would have experienced fund managers and traders hugging themselves with glee. Not bad for a 20-year-old.
It was impressive enough to win this year’s Summer Stock Game, run by the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), during two weeks earlier this summer.
What fantastic work for these young Emirati women! I wish them all the luck! Luckily, being so young, they have time on their side! Mashalla.
The National 19.09.2009