Doing anything new can be terrifying. Investing is no exception.
There are scary techniques to master, rules to follow, terminology to learn, and brokerage websites to navigate. Plus, the prospect of spending your money with uncertain return can be frightening.
But you can learn slowly and then advance as you overcome your fears.
For example, when I started riding a road bike (with cars and trucks passing me at 35 mph and faster!) I struggled with everything – how to dress, how to change gears, and more. There was so much to learn and do that despite the pleasure, I had intense anxiety, which sadly lasted for years!