No Idea where to put this sorry if it is in the wrong spot, all flaming is appreciated and enjoyable. Where do I begin with the stock market? Iâm 21 and a business major at a university in Ohio. My parents took courses through Investools, which as I have done some research is a scam if you do your own research and figure things out for yourself. When it comes to the stock market I find options to be about as attractive as some of the girls on campus but when it comes down to it, I have read some of these books Investools have given my parents and they give so little information as to developing a strategy and doing you own research that I feel like a virgin touching a womanâs boobs for the first time. So I guess my question is where the hell do I start? I have looked at many books that might give me some good insight on terminology, strategy development and psychology behind trading. I have been trading paper money for a month and am up 5% on the first month. When I begin trading I will be using $3,000 to start out with which is not very much but we all have to start somewhere. My current stocks/options that I own are: Teletech Webholdings, which has gone up 16% since I made the move, then I have calls on RIMM for $130.00, and POT for $125.00 but that is it. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I have no clue where to start. Most people seem to think books are the wrong way to go but there has to be a start somewhere right? Any help, observations, recommendations, flaming, insight etc. would be a giant help as I am trying to get started in this new world.