Think or Swim (.com): Online Trading Made Easy

Img_1656So, recently I've been dabbling in some stocks.  Very conservative stuff for the most part.  But, I've actually made over 1/5 of my money back which is pretty amazing and it only took a few months.  Now, I know investing is a very intimidating world, but I did loads of research and determined that thinkorswim.com was the best online trading setup for me.  Low fees, easy to use interface, real customer service based in Chicago...it all adds up to a great tool.   For the novice, what I did was this:  I tracked about 12 stocks that I'd researched for a few months, noting highs and lows, then I bought the ones that performed best (two of them).  Simple as that.  Now, I can feel myself getting a little crazy with it (one took a massive nosedive last week and I almost sold it all in a dead panic, but ah, the power of a Friday afternoon rebound...).  I just bought a few more stocks (diversifying a little) and I'm real interested to see what the market does with them this week.  It's such a fascinating sport--and addictive to say the least.  If you want to invest in some stocks and make some pretty decent dinero, do like I did, go green.  That's my tip for the week!
*In sadder news, you won't see me diving off the boat again til next summer, since the boat comes out in a few weeks.  Pure tragedy.  Think or swim.  Think or swim.  Think or swim.