An inviting title for some sobering information about the stock market- this is primarily a basic book for beginning investors which deals in general principles, not specific pointers. Providing that you can afford to buy in the market, here are facts about stocks, preferred (are they really?) stocks, bonds; the exchanges and the investment banker; the procedures of buying, selling, and selling short; the choice of a broker and what he can do for you; the calculables- and incalculables- of averages and fluctuations; and the various means (Monthly Investment Plan, Mutual Funds, etc.) and approaches available. It charts a secure way to security ownership and offers a reliable coverage of the preliminary pros and cons.