What has changed (or needs to change) is peoples impression of the stock market and its associated risks.
There are some reason's that will gear you up to invest in stocks:
1. The stock market doesn’t care
The stock market doesn’t care about you or your strategies .
Why is this a good thing?
Not minding what you may have heard on late-night infomercials or read in an unsolicited e-mail, there are no magic formulas for investing success.
There are no secrets of the rich and famous; no hiding secret or handshakes.
The truth is that, there is nothing standing between you and successful investing, but some hard work and understanding the basics of investing.
While institutional investors have an advantage (more resources, more full time professionals), you still have access to all the information you need to be successful.
It may feel at times like the stock market is targeting you for disaster; it is not. If you are caught on the bad side of the risk equation (the higher the risk, the greater potential reward and the higher chance for failure), that’s just the reality of investing.
The stock market is so dicey when investors forget the risk-reward rule and expose their holdings to too much risk, especially when there is not a full comprehension of potential losses.
Investing in the stock market should be done with your eyes wide open. When you are blinded by a huge potential payoff or terrified of a loss, you will not make good decisions.
My advice to anybody who wants to get himself involved in the stock market should really master the mode of operation in the stock market before going into it.
I hope this will give you a new awareness of the stock market .