A few months ago, I had a go at the stock market I invested £300 on Thomas Cook, at £0.17 a share. They are a holiday company in the UK, looked to be on the brink of closure so was a bit of a punt... They just appointed a new CEO and seem to have recovered. But this friday, they closed at £1.12 a share. I got lucky, I am not going to pretend I know the stock market, truth is I didn't even look into it. But if you have a good feeling, go for it.