The stockmarket has been one of the more traditional ways to make a profit from an investment. You often hear how the stockmarket can make a person more money from an investment than just about any othermarket. While you can make double digit profits from the stockmarket, and it usually produces more of a return than CD’s or bonds, it is not always the easiestmarket to participate in. With tens of thousands of companies to choose from when investing, it can be downright daunting. Of course you can stick with mutual funds or index funds and make low double digit gains; it is still difficult to perfect a system that can make more than 10 to 15% on a yearly basis. The stockmarket can be complicated to say the least. Not only do you have to really do your homework, but you never know when a company will decide to go bankrupt or fold altogether. Penny stocks are notorious for losing people money. The large cap stocks are decidedly better, but we all know what happens when a rogue CEO gets in trouble…the company’s stock tanks. There is a lot of risk and uncertainty when trying to play individual stocks while going for 20 to 30% gains in short periods of time.