I always tell my dad to be very careful watching CNBC. He loves the action of the market. It makes him feel like "he's in the game." However, in my opinion, stock market investing is a game for professionals. It's difficult to tell what kind of ties the anchors have to the firms they are endorsing. Plus, it's just plain hard picking stocks and pundits are often wrong. Here is a great clip courtesy of Marc Andreessen's blog.