Most small investors jump into the stock market without adequate knowledge or preparation. No wonder they end up losing money. I know because that is what I did when I first started out.
There was no Internet in those days, and no PCs or tablets or mobile phones. Charts had to be drawn manually. Nowadays, with all those technological marvels at hand plus several business TV channels spewing out stock information by the truckload, investor psychology hasn’t changed much at all.
If you are planning to enter the stock market, or have already entered and lost money, visit investopedia.com – one of the best websites about stock investing. Here is one of their recent articles about “Getting started in stocks”. Please go through it carefully, and re-read it. It may save you a lot of money.