Now you know what the stock market is, generally speaking. But what’s next? How do you invest, or more importantly, how do you make smart investments? Well first, there are a few things you need to know. Number 1, the stock market is not designed to benefit investors.  Bernard Baruch, known as “The Lone Wolf of Wall Street,” (aka one of the country’s best known financiers in the early 1900s) once said “the main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.”