I think this thread centers around whether you want to actually invest and make money or do you want to play a game and hopefully make some money while you are at it.
To try and explain the above what I mean is that trading/watching stocks daily is difficult and time consuming, for those doing it seriously then it is a full time job, for me I never wanted to do that, I just wanted to make money and would never have the time and inclination to do it on a daily basis. Therefore when I started, after months or reading trying to learn and understand the fundamentals I bought Unit Trusts based on Country and Region, plus a couple of higher risk things like Unit trusts in the UK Recovery Fund.
At one point long ago when first arriving in the US we needed to buy cars and look at houses so sold a lot, then a few years later I sold the majority and bought a minority position in a company leaving some in Unit Trusts which we still have today.
Then 7 years ago I gave what I wanted to invest to a fund to manage on my behalf which has done really well through a basket of stocks. Of course C-19 it hard but last week the funds are back just above pre C-19 so as someone already said, don't invest what you can't afford to lose and follow the age old adage, buy low sell high, it's easy isn't it