I will gladly help with any trading advice that anyone has. I have been actively trading for the last two years and have learned much. The most important advice is to do your own due diligence. Getting help and advice from friends, websites, or Cafeholics is great, but it is your money, your wins and losses, your decision. Do your homework, you are solely responsible for your trading.
If you don't have one, start an IRA. At once. If your job offers to match any funds you put in, take full advantage of that. That's free money, and you don't see that very often. There are different types of retirement accounts, most noted are the 401K and Roth IRAs. The best advice I can give anyone of you is to make sure you are putting something into an IRA.
I recommend you do what is called dollar cost averaging with your IRA.
My preferrence is for a blend of funds and high dividend paying stocks along with a small portion of riskier growth stocks. The one thing I don't want to do is gamble much in a retirement account.
As biju said, find some good investment books, find something that suits your stlye. There are several free stock trading simulators out there, like Ohama Red Sox mentioned. Use them like you would a mock draft site, be serious and you will learn much. Goof around and you are wasting your time, and eventually your money. There are many trading strategies, and a simulator is a great way to see how strategies perform.
Again, I am a very active trader and love investing. More than happy to trade ideas with my fellow Cafers.
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