I dabble. Waiting for the govt. to unload its Citibank stock so I can make a killing. Gold is always a safe investment. I'd like to invest more in overseas stocks (Chinese, Brazilian, and Indian mostly - that's where the growth will be).
The main thing with stocks is you need to be prepared to lose a few thousand dollars if it doesn't go your way. Not a lot of people are comfortable with that thought. Most people (if they have the money to invest) would be better suited to a money market account, high yield savings, or bonds.