The first question is ‘should you invest in stocks’? It depends on your attitude about ‘investing’. Investing really means ‘for keeps’. You have to like the things you invest in.
What would some examples of these things be?
What happened with the biggest stock market crash in history leading to the Great Depression? Mass speculation leading to mass poverty and global-economic depression. There was a back-lash against Capitalism.
Who looks after ‘against this happening again’? And to protect ‘the little guy’ in the stock market from criminals? “The SEC is looking for the best and brightest to help strengthen their team in order to better serve as the investor’s advocate.”