I am relatively new to the stock market. I have made many mistakes, have failed many times. Most notably, I missed with tech stocks like ORCL, CSCO and KOG. What I realize is that anyone can give advice, but at the end of the day you have to learn and rely on yourself. There is gambling, then there is the stock market. They are similar but at the same time very different. Gambling= 100% profit or loss, every time. It only takes one time. The stock market is a calculated risk. We do our homework, read up, work hard, take risks, trust our instincts and we might just make it.