recently i decided that i need to learn about the stock market and how to invest and such. I figure the best way to learn (since i dont have time for classes) is through practice and experience.
I am fortunate enough to have a little money put aside for things like this. So, I would like to invest about $1000 in some high risk/high return stocks and just play with that on an almost daily basis for an hour or two a day. If i lose this money i dont care, i'm looking at this as a learning experience.
So my question is, does anyone have any suggestions on some good resources where i can find out answers to some common questions, like, "where do i start?", "what does this mean?", ect... Also, does anyone know of any online brokers like etrade, that have a pretty cheap price per trade?
Please dont say "google is your friend", i've tried that and it just made my head spin with the amount of information that popped up.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks