Stock Markets 101

Lesson 1: Stocks are addictive. When they’re going up it feels good, safe, and you feel confident. When they’re going down there’s stress and self doubt. Some people theorize that gambling addictions are really just chemical addictions to the brain’s own neurotransmitters released by the rollercoaster of emotion. Whatever it is, it’s easy to get hooked.

That must be what’s happening, because today I purchased more shares. This time it’s a Minerals company called Altius. I have high hopes, though to be honest natural resources are not my specialty, and I never expected to buy into anything other than Techs. This stock was purchased based on the stocks performance, nothing more. We’ll find out sooner or later whether that was a good decision.