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Many persons are disappointed to find that the stock market is not as simple as they expected it to be. Well, to presume that you can make a living by investing money and speculating on the stock market without understanding it is plain foolishness. Earning money is never easy because of the intense competition for easy and simple sources of income. This is the reason why people still fall for multilevel marketing scams and online survey frauds. People do not want to do work and want to earn lots of money.
If you invest in stock market and if you wish to earn a lot of money, you must be prepared to learn more about the basics of the stock market and try to become an expert on the subject. If you are not prepared to work so hard, you have the option of investing money in mutual funds. However, that is never going to be as profitable because you will be instructing others, your asset managers, to watch out for your investments. They will demand a significant percentage of your income as remuneration for their hard work.
You can further simplify matters by going in for exchange traded funds. However, the fund will focus on meeting the returns offered by stock exchange indexes. The focus will be on avoiding losses and not on earning profits. If you lower the efforts, you will automatically have to accept a reduction in the profits as well.
Once you understand this, you will realize that investing money in the market is not a short term venture where you can walk in, earn huge profits and walk out immediately.