How The Stock Market Works

Far too many people think that the stock market is a way to get rich quickly. They think that if they could only uncover the secret workings of the stock market, then endless riches will be theirs.

That’s a nice dream, but that’s all that it is—a dream. Even worse, trying to get rich quickly usually leads to expensive mistakes. In this course, we’ll learn to avoid those mistakes. Instead of trying to get rich quickly, our goal is to become comfortably well-off slowly. That way, we can play the game with the odds in our favor.

The truth is pretty simple: There’s no free lunch. If a deal sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. If a stock tends to have a big return, then you can be sure that it comes with a big chunk of risk, too.