Yahoo Finance is the best investment instrument these days. They have an excellent interview with Joel Greenblatt, a man who looks like my late Father. I am impressed how carefully he is watching and how fast and precisely he answers. What he is saying that one should try to estimate the worth of a company (by the amount of net cash it is generating), buy it if it is undervaluated and wait till the market catches up. He agrees that giving one's saving to a money manager is crazy.