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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Appendix B. How the stock market works: Rules of the system

Hopefully by now you understand the need to invest. Saving money isn’t enough, unless you’re willing to be very frugal and wait a long time. You have to put your money to work so that it makes more money.

One of the most common ways that people invest is in the stock market. I prefer real estate, but for many people the stock market is an easier way to invest because stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, and future contracts are much more liquid than real estate properties.

Regardless of what you decide to invest in, it’s important to understand how the stock market works. As a software developer, you’ll probably have an easier time understanding the intricacies of the stock market, ...

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