Most of us still prefer stock trading. I guess I understand their viewpoints. No doubt, stock trading is seen as a more conservative approach to build your wealth. Even if you are losing money in a particular stock, all you have to do is forget about it and look at your portfolio again years later. However, this is not a good approach investing. At times, if you dont cut your losses early, your stock may be worth pennies years later. By holding on to a losing position, you cannot put your capital to work. Eventually, you compromise on your annual portfolio return if you hold on to losing positions without sound justification.
Personally, I prefer forex trading compared to stock trading. For those who are still dealing with stocks, you can get some experience on forex trading by using a demo account first.