A college professor reportedly tore up the assignment papers he'd received from his students when he'd asked them to write up something on the subject of fish. The reason he did that was because all of the papers he'd received came from doing library research on fish. Thus, he announced before the class that, "if you want to know about fish, go look at fish [not read about fish in books]." -------- And so, by corollary, if you want to know about the stock market, go look at the stock market. Don't be trying to get your hands on every book can find on stocks. Or, as Indiana Jones in the movie "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)" once said, "if you want to become a good archaeologist, you have to get out of the library more often."