Elsie Allen senior hosts finance channel for the love of money, and he’s only 17

On Friday morning, Rocky Moh sat in front of his home computer and spoke into a $600 microphone.

He talked about retirement funds, investment calculators and “leveraging your growth.” He spoke slowly in his low, baritone voice, but he was typing like mad.

His cursor jumped all over the screen, cutting and pasting bits of sounds, images and slices of video.

After about 40 minutes, Moh announced he was finished and he was ready to post his latest creation: A new video for his YouTube channel “Rocky Finance.”

His channel focuses on the stock market, investment strategies, stock price predictions and analysis. He has nearly 7,000 subscribers.

Rocky Moh is 17.

‘I was just bored’

Moh, a senior at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa, got into finance videos and created his channel when the pandemic took hold two years ago.

“I was just bored like a lot of kids in quarantine,” he said.

When he was younger, he’d made gaming videos, but this was something completely different. He wanted to learn something new, he said.

“I saw the stock market was going up and I wanted to explore it further,” he said.

So he started watching and reading up on the stock market, cryptocurrency and financial literacy.

He decided to launch his own channel.

The name isn’t a tongue-in-cheek reference to the hurly-burly world of the stock market, it’s a simple play on Moh’s first name.

And, he said, he couldn’t think of anything else.

“Rocky Finance” was…

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