Good to find some form of intelligent life here on the Vale board tonight. It was good to see a head line that Indonesia is barring export of nickel. That will make us the no. 1 exporter of this metal.
Jason, I'm 54 years old and started trading when i was 12. My advice would to learn about selling put options. Use professional analysts to choose a company that's forcast to rise sharply then sell puts against it. Even if the shares dont rise you still make a killing. I made $170,000 selling US Airways puts at $10 when the stock price was $12. I've made similar results with Arch coal. One can make returns of 100-200% A.P.R. more reliably and more safely than just trading common stock shares.