I invested in stocks in the late 90s/early 2000s.
I learned how to do it and I discovered I was VERY good at one particular method.
It’s called Contrarian investing.
Basically, you go against the surrounding sentiment and look for hidden surprises.
I did slow investing and only did it for 2-3 yrs, but I lived off the profits successfully while starting a business here in florida. 2-3 yrs of work and I managed to get about 10 yrs results of good decisions, even through stock market crashes and such inbetween, before I used up the $ from my little experiment.
So, I’m going with what I know: Go against the tide when you identify it and see what isn’t being looked at.
Not as a conspiracy but as fact-finding.