If you're looking to get into the stock market, there are three mistakes you'll want to avoid in order to be successful, says John D. Spooner, author of "No One Ever Told Us That: Money And Life Lessons For Young Adults."
Spooner is a Harvard University graduate and a Boston Globe No. 1 best-selling author. He has been named one of the 100 best financial advisors in America by financial-investment website Barron's.
"There are endless ways to analyze the stock market, its trends, fads and individual companies," Spooner writes.
"My style is to be a contrarian, to go against popular sentiment. When I identify areas I think are undervalued and unappreciated, I move into them aggressively." And this strategy, he says, can been very successful.
As long as you avoid these errors: