I am a very young man, 18, still in high school. I have been middle class all my life, worked summer jobs for gas money, all the normal teenager stuff financial wise. I have been following the markets and self educating myself for about two years, but I never had any capital to trade with, and for a while I was not of legal age to open an account with a brokerage. However in November, out of nowhere I inherited 4 houses and a mutual fund portfolio worth over 150 k from a family member. After the stock and housing market tanked more than half my inheritence got wiped out but I still have 55 k of mutual funds (which I will soon cash out) and 600-700 k in houses/ one apartment that I will soon sell (or attempt to). I am going to swing trade with the liquid 55k and when I steadily obtain the 600-700k (by selling off houses) I am going to invest in many high dividend yielding companies that will give me more than enough income (through the divi's) to live on. DOM, NAT, WFC, and GE to name just a few. Basically, What would you do if you were me. Incredible capital (700k eventually), a house to live in (im gonna keep one), and all at the ripe old age of 18.