Many individuals start investing in stocks when they get to know that someone they know – it could be a friend, colleague or a relative – has made fantastic returns from stocks in a short period of time. These investors typically get anxious when the market gets into a prolonged bad phase. Several of them sell their investments and run away from the market. Most of them get spooked so badly that they never think of investing in stocks ever again. Such stories are common because some people focus only on eye-popping returns and overlook other aspects of investing in stocks. The situation can be avoided if investors spend a little time to familiarize themselves with the basic concept of investing in stocks. Continue Reading