Thank you, FishingBuddy! It amazes me how many people are so ignorant of economics and finance. They hear these cliches from the left with no basis in fact and believe them as if they are true. Our country suffers from mass ignorance, lack of proper education and intellectual laziness these days. It frightens me because people like NotSybil vote based on that false propaganda. One more thing....investing is not the same as "trading". Investing is long term. "Day trading" is not investing--it's basically gambling. Self-help gurus in the 90s who sold programs on how to trade, were merely misleading greedy, gullible people in order to enrich themselves selling worthless "advice". One should only buy stocks for long-term investment.