There are better places to put your money. Getting rich is a slow, very slow. Penny stocks, take that money and go to a casino the odds are better. Remember the odds are with the House
Share builder and ETF's are a great place to start. Stay away from Managed High Load Funds, or any High load fund.
Read Silvia Porters Money book, I did in the Corps as a pup. I am well off today.
Avoid the trends, stick with boring investments you will make more money in the long run
Look to where the ball is going not to where it has been, to do that read WSJ, Barrons etc