Investing in the stock market can be an overwhelming task, especially if you’ve never done it before. At the time I wrote this article, Warren Buffet owned about 50 million shares of Apple stock. However, investing in the stock market is not my preferred vehicle to wealth building, as my focus has shifted to real estate investing. Always buy stocks with strong earnings; this is the profit divided by the number of common stock shares it has outstanding or available to the public. If your stock loses more than 5-7% and bottoms out, buy more shares and climb back up using your $5 increments rule.