Oh, you're investing? If you're not sure what you'll do minute by minute, trading wise, how is that investing? With the Chinese antiques, more than likely you'll hold the items longer than stocks/options, etc. You'll need actual storage space for antiques. Maybe if you move slower in the stock market and relax a bit, you'll do much better. You could still invest in Chinese antiques to help fund the stock market gambling like some people invest in real estate to fund their gambling habit in the stock market. The brokers love that, especially when they know they can sell you stuff that may be toxic and have no bad feeling about that. Good luck!!!!.