I've been watching and buying a few stocks and reading a couple hours a day. I really enjoy it. The money I spend I won't miss if the stocks collapse. I will put a stop/loss in to keep from losing too much money. I know there are scams out there. I buy my stock through a reputable bank at 6.95 a trade . So far I've made an average of 20 %. I've spent hundreds of hours on the computer reading about mines to invest in.?. I realize that one in a thousand exploration companies ever become a mine... I'm looking for the monthly 10 % gains are ok with me. Anyone else do this as a hobby ?