The stock market has been on a wild ride in 2018, offering steep loses followed by gains and, most recently, more losses. And while you can't predict what the markets will do next, you can take some basic steps to make sure you're investing wisely.
That's a sentiment shared by many market experts, including John D. Spooner, the author of "No One Ever Told Us That: Money And Life Lessons For Young Adults" whom Barrons called one of the top 100 financial advisors in America.
In his book, Spooner writes that "there are endless ways to analyze the stock market, its trends, fads and individual companies." And, he adds, there are certain precautions to take.