I am back. Had some things to take care of before I had some time to update this site.
I have just recently finished reading A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel. It is a book based on research and previous observation of the stock market. With the information collected, Malkiel formulates or explains how the market works and easily describes it as a 'random walk'.
Malkiel stresses the importance of index funds and how when compared to other investment strategies such as actively managed funds, individual equities, etc. gives you the most bang for your buck.
I agree with Mr. Malkiel with using index funds, as the core portfolio of my investment are mostly index funds. I have tried to dabble in some individual stocks but I am probably going to research more about REITs as Malkiel mentions in his book. Overall I really enjoyed this book; it was informative yet not too complicated for the average reader.