Are you planning to invest in the stock market and make a killing? Investing in the stock market is a great way of increasing your capital both rapidly and gradually but just make sure the investments don’t cut into your living expenses. Only invest when you have spare cash, and you can spare it for a long time. Don’t sell your house and invest in stocks just because you read in the newspaper that someone recently made millions. I don’t mean to say this cannot happen to you (you making millions, I mean) but for every one person making great profits you’ll find hundreds of others who are losing money. Do your research when you pick up a stock to invest. Study the figures and pay close attention to the numbers: in stock market numbers are great story tellers. Read how to thoroughly research a stock.