Never too young for the stock market

Mariah Manaois of Paniqui, Tarlac, has been saving up money from Christmas “aguinaldo,” school allowance and the occasional reselling of novelty items to classmates since she was in Grade 1. Only 14 and a 10th grader, Mariah has become a new investor in the local stock market.Mariah’s father, 37-year-old musician and entrepreneur Fidelito Manaois Jr., matched her savings and recently opened an online stock trading account, with the goal of building up her college fund. He bought shares of a new grocery store chain at its initial public offering (IPO) for P100,000, the maximum amount allowed fo…

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