When buying stocks, there are a lot of decisions you have to choose from. You have to look at the company's past and other people's predictions to narrow it down. But after looking at the evidence, there is nothing to rely on but your gut. You can look at all the graphs and charts but it’s actually you that has to predict it. Will it rise, or will it fall. Trust your gut to make the decision. After you bought some stocks you have to continually monitor them. If your company starts sloping downward then you have to make the choice to keep them and hope they go up again, or sell them, and keep it safe. When you want to spend more money, look at the stocks that are going up slow and gradual. If they rocket up, they can just as easily go down that fast.