Tuesday April 4, 2006

College Students Predict Upswing in World Markets

College Students from Around the World Predict Upswing in Several International Money Markets

College students attending the largest student investment conference in the world say closing prices for several major world markets will continue to climb throughout the year.

More than 1,500 participants, including students and faculty from 192 colleges and universities from all 50 states and 22 countries, attended the RISE VI (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) forum at the University of Dayton March 30 - April 1. Students predicting the climbing markets are from the U.S. and such countries as the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, France, England, Morocco and China.

The students are predicting consistent growth for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, Singapore Stock Exchange, Germany's DAX Index and a continued increase in the US Treasury Bond yield.

A RISE VI forum survey asked for the closing prices of these markets and the 10-year bond yield on December 31, 2006. The world's future investors predicted:

- Dow Jones Industrial Average
11545.22
- NASDAQ
2508.917
- Singapore Stock Exchange
2780.078
- Germany's DAX
6162.819
- US Treasury Bonds
4.976%

RISE VI is co-sponsored by the University of Dayton, the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Chicago Board of Trade, Singapore Exchange, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Deutsche Asset Management, Deutsche Borse Group and CFA Institute.

For more information, contact David Sauer at (937) 229-2757.