Charles Parrino, More Interviews

Charles Parrino – CEO of Wall Street Trading Cards

6A3EE2B9-402F-4B5D-85CE-D0418C2309A0QUESTION – Thank you for taking the time to participate in the Q & A session. Before we start in detail. Would you like to share with everyone who may not know, who you and and a little bit about your company Wall Street Trading Cards

CHARLES – I was a licensed stockbroker from 1987 thru 2019. I began buying stocks as early as the 7th grade and was self taught by reading various books about investing. I decided to teach others about the importance of investing early and though Wall St Trading Cards was a fun unique way for people of all ages to start investing!


QUESTION – Wall Street Trading Cards seems like a perfect gift for the trader or investor. Can you explain the free share(s) of stock included in each packet. What can a customer expect?

CHARLES: Every box of Wall St Trading Cards contains three sealed packs and one pack is guaranteed to contain one free share of a random publicly traded company to help anyone start the process of investing or add to their current portfolio. All the packs contain base cards that are modeled like baseball cards showing facts and description of publicly traded stocks.


QUESTION – Do you trade or invest yourself? Love to hear how your business concept came about?

CHARLES – I have been trading since the 7th grade, became a Series 7 licensed broker in 1987, and then went on to trade my own money since 1998.


QUESTION – What personal or professional failure/setback have you experienced in your life or professional career that has set you up for later success?

CHARLES – When I became a stockbroker in March of 1987, I built a big book of clients, only to see that wiped out, on my birthday on Oct 19th 1987. That was one of the most biggest percentage declines in stock market history. I later learned that stock market crashes, or set backs, line up huge long term buying opportunities!


QUESTION– How would you describe what makes a successful trader or investor. What challenges have you come across?

CHARLES – The key to investing is too start early and every month, quarter, or year, keep adding to you portfolio through the good and bad times. During bad times it is very challenging to add to your portfolio, but as long as you are in top quality stocks, it will generate nice compounding returns.


QUESTION – What do you feel is the role in having a balance all around life in your day to day activities. What hobbies do you enjoy?

CHARLES – Outside of researching and trading stocks, I have an extensive collection of baseball cards and many other sealed wax packs from the 50’s thru 90’s on my website. Sporting cards also offer a nice return over the years as long as you do your research.


QUESTION – What advice would you give to your younger self as it relates to your personal life. What about advice for your younger professional self?

CHARLES – Its never to early to start investing, but the earlier the better. Toys and Savings Bonds are great gift ideas but shares of your favorite stock accumulated through the years is a fun way to save!


QUESTION – What good or bad advice do you hear often in life (or trading – or both)

CHARLES – Trading: When your crying you should be buying! In life start investing and saving early as the compounded returns are phenomenal!


QUESTION – Where do you see yourself in five years, ten years?

CHARLES – Educating and still spreading the word in how the stock market over decades of time yield the best returns! Just ask Warren Buffet!


QUESTION – When you have lost your mojo or focus , what do you do to get back on track?

CHARLES – Always stay focused and never panic during bad cycles. The bad times will come, but they slowly become buying opportunities!


QUESTION  – If you could have a big billboard with your favorite saying or message on it, what would it be.

CHARLES – There is no better time than the present to start investing!


QUESTION – Thank you for taking the time for our readers to get to know you. How can our readers contact or follow you on social media?

CHARLES – Twitter: @WallStCards


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