Most educators will tell you that 75 percent of all learning is gained by doing homework; this is true of investing as well. When you are interested in investing, it's important that you do your homework, including research, analysis, and investigation. Look up the stock you own on the Internet and find any company news listings. Read the company newsletter, its annual or semiannual reports, and ask your broker for any updated news about the company. An educated investor is more likely to be a patient and relaxed investor.