The Stock Market can go up and down! I should know! I did buy Star Stock in which I place $2,000 for a 3 year and I later made colse to almost ZERO and had 5 cent left and I was PO! That happed 4 yrs or 5 yrs ago. You basly have to take a HIGH risk if you want to do that! I also did buy in the very late 1980's CD'S (not the pc cd or music) for my ex-teacher who I know for her son was a new born. Now he is 20's and that goes stright for his college. I gave him a nice gift of $100.00 and made over $250,000. Go figer?--lol, That no bs either!