I'm a young college student and I've always been interested in the stock market and making the big bucks. I finally jumped in this September with a gigantic chunk of my money (probably nothing compared to what you guys deal with) but I figured I'd learn the game while not risking much. unfortunately, i dropped down significantly almost immediately after i entered but after making changes, i made back all my losses and then a large amount of profit. but it was too good to be true and now I am back in the losses and have been there for quite some time. doesnt seem like i will be getting out soon. I guess im just asking for any words of wisdom or help on how to get better at this. i must be doing something wrong. i realize that by putting myself out here on ET, i might get kicked around but i figure some of you may actually have advice worth listening to. I consider myself a sponge and ready to absorb information. I keep making some great moves but also end up making some terrible moves that counter them. so there must be some hope for me. for example, i bought TEX at 55 a while ago and sold it all at 68 today. but then, i also bought AAPL at 170 and its now around 122 (STUPID move). One thing I've realized is that its very dangerous when you attempt to play earnings. I used to watch Cramer's Mad Money when I first started, but quickly realized that he isnt the best person to be listening to so I stopped tuning in. I use Scottrade, I dont know what most people on here use. anyways, the floor is yours.